Hidden inside a tourist attraction, Tropical Spice Garden is the Thai restaurant called Tree Monkey. As you might have guessed, the name comes from the monkeys that swing on trees around the area. Getting to this restaurant may not be as easy. Most actually stumble into this piece of gem while checking out the 500 flora species in three different garden trails that is Tropical Spice Garden. However, the entryway to this establishment is near to the entrance so one doesn’t have to work-out too much just to get here.
Tree Monkey overlooks the Batu Ferringhi beach, complete with the sounds of wave crushing and the cool sea breeze. But when the lights starts to go down, that’s when this restaurant is worth all the hardship and mosquito bites to be able to witness the sun setting on the edge of the water. Being a restaurant that is surrounded by nature in a tropical weather, mosquitoes are a sure thing. You could choose to bring your own repellent though the restaurant also provides customers with something that could ward off the bloodsuckers.
Killer views, surrounded by nature, the thing that could make this even better are the array of good Thai foods by Tree Monkey. Of course in any Thai restaurant there would be tom yam, and Tree Monkey’s served theirs fragrant and rich in tropical flavours that can be eaten with Nasi Kunyit.
Other menu items also share the spotlight like the Pineapple Fried Rice, and the Pandan Chicken. The Pineapple Fried Rice is served in a pineapple shell that gives that much more originality to the dish, and the fried chicken wrapped in pandan is not only rich in taste but also fragrant from the leaves. Other notable mentions include the Pad Thai, Thap Thim Krop, and fresh seafood cooked in various styles.