Thanis Lim

All Rounder Chef and Food Journalist

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Brunei Restaurant: Modesto Bistro and Grill

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Modesto Bistro & Grill has been around Brunei for some time serving a range of fusion Asian Western cuisine. Recently they underwent a makeover in terms of renovation and even introduced a new head chef, who has a resume of working in Dubai for 7 years. It was a pleasure to be able to check out the new face of Modesto Bistro and Grill!

 

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The previous Modesto had a lot of tall sofas which makes the place look cramped – now they have a more spacious feel to it – and in fact made it more child friendly and comfortable for you to enjoy your meals.

 

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There’s a few sections in the restaurant including the VIP section, which can be closed off for private functions.

 

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The VIP section of the restaurant ~~ of course furniture can be arranged according to your liking.

 

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You will also notice that there’s quite a choice in terms of places to sit – which ever suits your fancy ~~ a date, a family meal, a business meeting or catching up with friends.

 

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The Children’s playground section is perfect for families with the little ones ~~ this section is nicely hidden on the side of the restaurant and will ensure the other diners will not even notice the kids having fun. There are a few tables just right next to the playground so parents can monitor their children while enjoying their meals.

 

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Loving the new look of Modesto so far? Now let’s have a look at the menu that their new chef has prepared for us!

 

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For appetizers, we had these delicious mussels baked with pomodoro sauce and cheese. I’m not usually a fan of mussels but these are yummy!

 

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These chili garlic prawns have a slight kick to it!

 

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Chipotle Barbecue Wings are crispy fried chicken wings *Oh yesss* tossed in a chipotle barbecue sauce ~~ we like this one very much!

 

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Want a more sophisticated appetizer? Check out their Fish Rilletes; A delicious salmon pate served with toasted bread!

 

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Some say in Italy – pastas are their appetizers! Modesto also serves quite a range of pastas and pizzas.

 

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Man ~~ these pictures are making me hungry!

 

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We were going to have a lot of meat from their grill ~~ so we tried out a vegetarian pizza – which is topped with camarelized vegetables goodness: grilled mushroom,capsicum,sliced black olives and of course mozzarella cheese.!

 

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For those who like a quick meal – burgers and sandwiches are a good choice ~~ here’s their Charcoal Bun Burger – home made patties with their own in house charcoal bun! *drools*

 

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Or opt for the Modesto remake of a classic American favourite – The Philly Chicken Sandwich – using juicy chicken instead of steaks.

 

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Oooo cheesy cheesy hubba hubba ~~~

 

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Modesto also serves an All Day Breakfast (everyone’s fav meal of the day) and would you take a look at this gorgeous eggs benedict with smoked salmon ~~ and hash browns ~~

 

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Oooh DAT eggporn! Sorry ~ my job is to make you hungry ~~ bwahahaha!

 

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The Modesto Aloha Breakfast ~~ scrambled eggs, baked beans, hash brown, sausages, baked cheesy tomato and in house breakfast buns ~~ mmmm ~~ meant for 2 or one hungry foodie ~~ Nom Nom ~ Breakfast is served …. anytime at Modesto ~

 

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Now it’s time to bring on the big guns! The selections from their grill! Here’s a gorgeous T-Bone Steak for those who love steak!! Be sure to choose your preferred doneness ~~ I usually love my steaks medium rare!

 

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Marul is happy that the steak is bigger than his face!

 

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If you’re a beef ribs kinda person ~~ you will enjoy their fork tender fall off the bone beef ribs ~~ the extra sauce they put on the side simply makes it better!

 

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Gotta Instagram Them All ~~~

 

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We also have these gorgeous grilled lamb chops served with Mediterranean style cous cous and vegetables. YUMMERS!

 

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Don’t like red meats? Don’t worry – these perfectly seared Balsamic glazed Chicken Chops are pretty good! Usually Chicken breast is a little dry ~ but not these ~~~ tender goodness!

 

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The Modesto Mixed grill is for those who want a bit of everything! Beef, Lamb and a choice of chicken or salmon ~~~ oooh yess ~~ *drools*

 

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If you love seafood – you gotta have their Mixed Seafood grill ~~ a good combo of prawns, mussels, salmon and squid ~~ served with root vegetables and potato ~~~ you won’t find Nemo ~~ but you’ll find delicious seafood goodness at Modesto!

 

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Some good stuff for the kids are available here too ~~

 

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I stole a shot of a kid’s Mac n Cheese ~~ hee hee ~~ wished I could steal a spoonful of that too! LOL #stealingfoodfrombaby

 

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Now it’s time for dessert!! Modesto has quite a big selection of cakes for you to take your pick!

 

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The Chocolate Nutella is recommended for those who love the chocolately goodness and an added crunch!

 

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Red velvet lovers anyone?

 

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Tiramisu ~~~~~

 

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Enjoy your dessert with a nice pot of TWG Tea ~~ quality teas that are by Modesto ~

 

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This Choco Caramel Supreme Milkshake is a dessert on its own! YUM!

 

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Can you believe there’s such a gorgeous creation?! Yam and Cheese Supreme Shake! You can actually taste chunks of cheese with this Yam goodness! Thumbs up for this one!

 

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There’s always space for a nice affogato ~~ ice cream and a shot of coffee espresso? YES PLEASE!

 

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Ahhh what a night! We really like the new d├ęcor for Modesto and the dishes prepared by the new chef. This is indeed a good new beginning for this restaurant which will be a good choice when you feel like having some grilled meats, sandwiches, burgers or all day breakfast!

 

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Modesto’s VIP room would be perfect for special occasions, celebrations, company dinners – they can cater a menu or even a buffet spread to suit your needs.

 

Modestro Bistro and Grill

Unit 8,9,10 Abraco Building, Jln Batu Bersurat

223 7771 (call for reservations)

https://www.facebook.com/ModestoBistroGrill

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