Tiger Palm Bali is where you can find your next level of appreciation for Asian and Malaysian cuisine while in Seminyak. Conveniently located at the front of the Seminyak Village complex on the Jalan Kayu Jati side street, this casual but elegantly laid out restaurant offers a laidback pause from your shopping adventures or leisure walks, while relishing in the fragrant selections of Malay curries, wok stir-fries, rice noodles and Asian street-food inspired grills and roasts.
Tiger Palm Bali is the latest venture from Chef Will Meyrick (of Sarong, Mama San and Hujan Locale fame), who has his trusted collaborator, Koh Samui native Chef Palm Amatawet, at the helm. Here, Chef Palm unleashes his culinary passion, recreating his Thai homeland favourites alongside heritage Malaysian ‘peranakan’ style cuisine, and other iconic Southeast Asian selections, all using both locally sourced and imported ingredients.
From the all-day dining menu, there’s a ‘Kopitiam’ section where you can start off by choosing from a selection of tasty bites (IDR 60,000 per serving) typically served at traditional Malay-Hokkien coffee shops. These include pork buns, prawn shumai dumplings, crispy wontons, cheong fun rice noodle rolls doused in soy sesame oil dressing, smoked chicken wings served with sambal belacan chilli sauce and the Indonesian street-food favourite, egg martabak.
Onto the regional curry mains, there’s the ‘nyonya’ fish curry (IDR 150,000 or USD 11) that is great for seafood lovers who also wish to discover the spiciness of Malaysian cuisine, while the Kandar beef rendang (also IDR 150,000), simmered in coconut milk with Indian spice, is a take on the dish once listed as among the ‘world’s most delicious foods’. You can also opt for a different kind of nasi goreng fried rice – with lamb and cloves, with all its exhilarating spiciness balanced off well by the sweet and cooling pineapple and cucumber pickle mix on the side.
At the centrepiece of Tiger Palm Bali is a bar where you can order refreshing drinks, from classic cocktails to long island teas. Look out for the Malaysian inspired spiced quenchers, such as the Kuat Lelaki Macan Gin, a blend of aperol-grapefruit, mint citrus and nutmeg jam, or the Maju Perkasa Julep with Jim Beam Rosso, citrus honey and star anise (IDR 110,000 or USD 8), all unlike any other cocktail you’ve ever tried. A bottle of Heineken is at IDR 70,000 (USD 5.20).
You can particularly look out for its special treats with ‘buy one, get an extra glass free’ deals between 16:00 and 18:00, and again from 22:00 until midnight. Also to stay tuned for are their Street Vibes evenings every Thursdays and Fridays, from 17:00-19:00, as it buzzes the front area of Seminyak Village with live music.
Tiger Palm Bali
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
- Address: Seminyak Village, Jalan Kayu Jati No. 8, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 1824
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/TigerPalmBali