Happy Chappy Chinese in Bali
Cantonese and Dim Sum Restaurant in Seminyak0
Happy Chappy is a Chinese restaurant tucked away on Jalan Beraban, one of the side streets off Seminyak’s Jalan Kayu Aya. The restaurant is a great place to treat yourself and your family to some classical Chinese dishes, which all go well with both local and foreign palates. Head here on the weekends and you’re welcomed to ‘yum cha’ style dim sum services, as well as live music at its Dragons Den Bar every Friday evening, and its kids club every Sunday.
The dim sum carts at Happy Chappy Bali get steamed up throughout the lunching hours, from 11:00 to 15:00, and tasty selections include bak pao buns with filling choices of barbecued pork (IDR 35,000 or USD 2.50), Peking duck (IDR 40,000 or USD 3), and red beans or bok choy and tofu (IDR 30,000 or USD 2.20). Roast pork belly buns also come in taco style serving and come with spicy Sichuan pickles (IDR 40,000).
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A must-try Chinese delicacy great for sharing, which westerners often find queasy at first sight, are the dim sum chicken feet, listed as ‘phoenix talons’ at Happy Chappy, served with spicy black bean sauce (IDR 35,000). Working your way through this collagen-rich treat is to get through the whole tendons, skin and cartilage, which are both succulent and wonderfully textured. Seafood selections include the smooth prawn har gow bonnets, and prawn and spinach fun guo.
Not to mention there’s a good selection of noodles and rice as well, such as Hong Kong style fried rice that comes with your selection of meat, seafood or chicken, together with wheat flour lo mein and Japanese ramen. To conclude your meals, selections of sweet dishes include Chinese mantau donuts and Cantonese style egg tarts. A great take on a Chinese-Indonesian delight is the onde-onde sesame balls, with a slight twist of fillings comprising milk and dark chocolate (IDR 35,000 or USD 2.50).
From the outside, Happy Chappy is striking with its bright red Oriental moon gate, and inside, its main dining hall is spacious and classy. Larger tables that are good for families and gatherings are near the kitchen. The Dragons Den is a non-smoking bar, fitting in aptly with the restaurant’s family dining approach. It is well-stocked, with selections that range from classical cocktails to French and New World wines. Check out their ‘double happiness’ hour from 18:00-19:00 for 30% discounts on cocktails. A small Bintang is sold at IDR 35,000.
Happy Chappy Chinese
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Beraban No. 62, Banjar Taman, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 4741 959
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/happychappybali/
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