Posted by KB on December 1, 2010
From the street, Monkey Magic doesn’t exactly jump out at you. Given the name we were expecting something a little more playful perhaps, but that’s probably a good thing; we’ve not yet been to a themed restaurant that serves decent food.
The street-level area is just a small collection of couches, but an enormous tree trunk reaching floor to ceiling gives it a bit of wow. Upstairs, long wooden tables and a great stretch of bar fill the surprisingly large dining area.
Though there are some tempting looking mains on the menu (like the slow-cooked pork belly), there's a couple of pages worthof smaller dishes, so we can't pass up the opportunity to pull together a meal with anything and everything we like the look of.
Edamame and renkon chips are the obvious choice from the appetisers. The lotus roots slices with their snowflake pattern have always seemed a bit special, and now deep fried and covered in pink salt, they’re even more so. Already we’ve planned a return visit just to sit in the streetside bar section with the chips and a couple of beers.More...