Friday, 13 July 2012

Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Malaysia

Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casualPrivate tree house
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Dessert Thubthim Krob (Red Ruby) – iced water chestnut with coconut milk RM6.80
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Pineapple Rice
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Mini Thai Tapa Plate
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Yum Mamoung – mango salad with cashew nuts, shallots, lime and chili
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Beer, Wine & LHG
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Morning Glory (crispy kang kung) – crispy fried with garlic and shrimp paste RM12.80
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Miang Kham (Spice roll) - Wild betel nut leaves, served with fresh ginger, shallots, lime, chili, hashed coconut, peanuts, dried shrimp and chef’s sauce RM12.80
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual
Mini Thai Tapa Plate – 8 dishes served with two tumeric rice RM68 or 12 dishes RM98 (above and below)
Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casual

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Wine and Mocktails
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Roselle Mojito and Original Mojito

Tree Monkey, Batu Feringgi, Penang, Thai, Cocktails, tapas, best restaurant, casualEpic sunsets, easy connections with friends and cocktails with a kick keep us returning to the serene natural canopies of Tree Monkey. Afternoons tend to turn into evenings. The ambience and music changes throughout the day. Lunch is bright upbeat and picturesque. Sun rays stream through the natural blinds of the leaves, and monkeys swing from branch to trunk to the sounds of chill Putumayo tunes at dusk. As the skies darken and the air cools, the evenings pick up a romantic mood for some, and sense of adventure for others. Thai owner, Wasika (who always has a cheeky twinkle in her eye), says the concept embraces the relationship with the four elements – wind, earth, water, fire (from the sun) plus the monkeys! For a lengthier review see this past post: 12 April, 2012. This visit, just some mouth watering photos of Thai tapas and refreshments.

Reason to visit: Spectacular natural setting with picturesque sunsets, cocktails with a kick, Thai tapas
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Tree Monkey
@ Tropical Spice Garden
Lone Crag Villa, Lot 595 MKM 2
Teluk Bahang
11100 Penang
Malaysia
+6 04 881 3494

13 comments:

  1. Oooo...I would want to come here. Love the food, love Thai food... Wah! Morning Glory, can eat one kah? Never knew that... Oh! It's kangkong, is it? Oooo...the stuffed crab shells! Dying to have a good one!!!

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    1. Amazing how you can fry anything and it becomes tasty. One way to get kids to eat their greens!

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  2. What a nice resort! I always take the tempura morning glory whenever I travel to Thailand. Really good!

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    1. Not even a resort - just a lovely restaurant in the tree tops. A must visit on your Penang list. :-)

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  3. That does look so tasty, definitely something I need to try

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  4. dine with the monkeys...sound dangerous :P

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    1. Hee! You can connect with nature and it with you :-)

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  5. so how was the miang kham? Many years ago during my school days, one of my classmates who is from Thai descent, found these leaves (this plant belonged to a nearby house owner) growing near our rented place during one of our strolls and we hurriedly plucked these leaves and ran like mad home, and my friend made this fabulous miang kam and we had that for dinner. :P

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    1. What a lovely story. I've only just discovered miang kham in the last five years of so. This one is great and is Bangkok style as the owner if from the capital.

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  6. the monkeys are the cool factor! though i'd be a bit wary first about whether it's possible they might mischievously try to steal our food! :D

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    1. The monkeys swing by in the later hours of the afternoon and although I haven't seen them at the tables, they definitely eye the kitchen. The owners have installed monkey proof bamboo walls all around the prep area. Yes, cool factor indeed - they have their own natural circus.

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  7. Lovely place to refuel after a morning exploring the wonderful spice gardens.

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