Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TREE MONKEY @ Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang

During one conversation with my friend. She asked me whether I have tried out TREE MONKEY. I told my friend yes, I do. She must be wondering why I never post about it in my blog. Well, as since last year I am already slow down in blogging due to so many works on hand. I think this is just my excuses. ^-^
Anyway, I decided to write up this review since this recall me that my friend birthday this month. And she told me that she had an enjoyable dinner there.
Tree Monkey @ Tropical Spice Garden
Lone Craig Villa, Lot 595,
Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang,
11100 Penang.
Telefax: 604-881 3494
GPS: 5.463599, 100.229199
Business hours: Sun-Thur 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-midnight
Basically it was situated at hill site of Tropical Spice Garden and facing Andaman Sea. Where I enjoyed sunset during my dining @ TREE MONKEY. (Last photos of this blog post) I would say if you like nature, you will certainly love this place.
Restaurant setting
According to the owner - Patt Khor, the restaurant was using no nails at time of building the place. They were trying their best to build it using the timber-framing way style. And the roof top were using thatched alang - alang grass imported from Bali. However, the furniture were imported from Chang Mai.
TREE MONKEY leaflets
It is basically serving North Eastern Thai, Asian and Western Cuisines.
Sunset Paradise - RM10.00 (only available from 6.00pm-7.00pm)
If you visited TREE MONKEY during 6 - 7pm, You can order "Sunset Paradise" for only RM10. It is a very refreshing drink. I believed that its was the combination of pineapple and orange juice. And decorates with cherry and slice of orange. It tastes sweet and sour. Which I like it very much. ^-^
Then we start off with Thai Tapas.
Price ranging from 8pcs @ RM30, 12 pcs @ RM45 and16 pcs @ RM60
(Maximum of four pieces on each item)
There are 12 appetisers to choose from:
THAI TOAST: Crispy toast with minced chicken & sesame
MONEY BAG: Golden fried bag of minced chicken & vegetables
HERBS CHICKEN: Deep Fried chicken drummed with lemongrass
SPRINGS ROLL: Thai crispy vegetables spring roll
PANDAN CHICKEN: Marinated chicken wrapped in pine screw leaves
OTAK-OTAK: Steamed curried seafood paste in banana leaves
MUSSEL SALSA: Half shelled mussel steamed with chili lime salsa
LEMONGRASS STICK: Crumbed minced seafood with lemongrass skewer
PRAWN SARONG: Deep fried prawn wrapped with crispy rice noodle
PRAWN SABAI: Deep fried prawn wrapped with spring roll skin
THAI FISH CAKE: Deep fried curried fish paste with kaffir lime leaves
DARLING CRAB: Half shelled crab stuffed with mixed seafood
(All the above appetizers served with sweet chili sauce)
Thai Tapas
During our dine in we tried 11 varieties out of the 12. We did not get to try on the Darling Crab. From the Thai tapas, you could see the nice combination of colors. I enjoyed most of the Thai Tapas, The prawn was fresh and crunchy after deep fried, the mussel blend well with the chili lime salsa, Thai fish cake were awesome, lemongrass was use as a skewer for the lemongrass stick, nice aroma. Pandan Chicken was nicely done. Crispy Thai vegetable spring roll was crunchy and inside has nice fillings of vegetables and more.......
Next we had the Asian Tapas
Price ranging from 8 dishes @ RM60, 12 dishes @ RM90
(Maximum 2 dishes on each item and it comes with 2 plates of Turmeric Rice)
There are 12 appetisers to choose from:
MANGO SALAD: Green mango salad with shallot & chili lime sauce
SATAY: Grilled marinated chicken skewer
NAM TOK: Beef salad with shallot, chili powder & lime juice
CRISPY HERBS FISH: Deep fried seabass fillet topped with crispy herbs
PRAWN SAMBAL: Stir-fried prawn with roasted chili & shrimp paste
SON IN LAW EGG: Deep fried boiled egg topped with tamarind sauce
SWEET BEAN CURD: Deep fried bean curd with sweet chili sauce
KANG KUNG BELECAN: Stir-fried morning glory with spicy shrimp paste
MASAMAN CURRY: Red curry chicken with potato, onion & peanut
BEEF RENDANG: Red curry beef with kaffir lime & basil leaves
TOMKHA SOUP: Creamy chicken soup with galangal & mushroom
TOMYUM SOUP: Spicy & sour seafood soup with lemongrass & lime juice
Asian Tapas with Turmeric Rice
Please be reminded that Asian Tapas came along with two turmeric rice. Lets start from the centre, it was the mango salad. The mango salad is not too sour for my tastes. Then next we had the Son In Law eggs, which is basically deep fried boiled egg topped with tamarind sauce. Which I found that it was simple and nice. Then the Kang Kung Belachan which are not overly spicy. Sweet Bean Curd are nice which topped with the sweet chili sauce. Satay were tender. Masaman Curry were great with rice. 
TomKha And Tomyum Soup
There are two types of Tom Yam Soup to choose. One is the clear tom yam soup and the other were the red type of tom yum soup. Normally, we saw lots of tom yam soup. And only in certain place they served nice TomKha. Both are my favourites. And the ingredients in there soup were very fresh. I think my gal will enjoy the Tomkha Soup. ^-^
Turmeric Rice
Thai Coconut Ice Cream - RM8.80
After the meal, we had desserts...... that's what I really enjoyed. ^-^ And we had the Thai Coconut Ice-Cream. Basically it was coconut ice-cream topped with jack fruit and attap palm seeds. Very refreshing.
Spice Tea/Coffee with Condensed Milk (Hot or Cold) - RM8.00
After desserts, we sit back and chit chat with the owner and among ourselves. We get to try their spice tea and coffee. If you like spice very much you will loves it. As it has a rich aroma of spice in the tea and coffee.
We were lucky that we were able to see some sunset while dinning at TREE MONKEY. It was an enjoyable and relaxing place for foods. I would like to thank the owner, Patt Khor and Warren for arranging the food review.


Enqvist said...

great view from the restaurant

allie said...

I like your new look!
I haven't pay a visit to this restaurant yet..

Jay said...

been here few times. food is really good!! and your review is really informative!! keep it up!!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Enqvist, allie and Jay - TQ!

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