One of Ubud’s most popular restaurants, Golden Monkey, finds a home down south. Nestled on the street-front of the bustling Berawa area, residents and visitors alike can finally have a taste of real, authentic Chinese cuisine in Canggu.
Finding a proper, dinner-ready Chinese restaurant in Canggu was previously difficult, let alone one that serves the range of both Cantonese fare and Szechuan dishes this restaurant offers. With outdoor and indoor seating enough for up to 80 diners, a fully-stocked bar serving wine and cocktails, tables complete with Lazy Susans and Chinese-inspired décor, Golden Monkey fills a void in the area. The restaurant has already proven popular for lunch guests, groups and families.
Of course, it’s the dishes that make Golden Monkey really popular, because they present a range of styles, including Cantonese barbecue roasts, steaming dim sum, hot claypots and Szechuan favourites. Of course, the restaurant caters to the area they’re in, serving up both vegetarian and vegan Chinese cuisine in Canggu, meaning everyone can savour what they have to offer.
A Haven for Chinese Cuisine
The menu in Canggu is similar to what you will find in Ubud, showcasing all the favourite Chinese comfort foods, from Dim Sum to Chinese BBQ, stir-fried vegetables, noodles, porridge, seafood and more.
Big bamboo steamer baskets filled with Dim Sum are brought hot to the table, with the classic Har Gow, Xia Long Bao (moneybags), Siu Mai options available, amongst many others. Though a luxurious ‘Black Truffle Har Gow’ adds a little extra zest to your usual dim sum dinner.
You’ll find classic plates of roasted chicken and duck, crispy pork belly, charsiew pork from their Chinese BBQ menu. Renowned specialty dishes include their soft-shell crab, whole fish and Szechuan-style clay pot A new addition is the Tenderloin in Oyster or Oriental Sauce. It’s been said that their Peking Duck is the best on the island!
Whilst Chinese food is known for its meat and seafood, there also many amazing vegetarian dishes. At Golden Monkey, some favourites include their Eggplant Claypot, Fenkow Dumplings, Salt-and-Pepper Togu, Vegetable Congeem and more.
Of course, that’s not all. Their extensive menu showcases Chinese-style fried rice, vegetable stir fry, traditional steamed fish and noodle soups. Plus, there’s desserts, like custard buns, mango pudding, the traditional Gui Ling Gao and Deep Fried Ice Cream, just to name a few options.
It’s this impressive array of dishes that makes Golden Monkey a favourite for Chinese cuisine in Canggu, as well as in their flagship restaurant in Ubud.
All You Can Eat Dim Sum
If you’re looking to feast on the weekend, Golden Monkey Canggu invites you to experience their ‘All-You-Can Eat Weekend Dim Sum Brunch’, held every Saturday and Sunday. Priced at only IDR 195,000++ per adult and IDR 97,500++ per child, eat your fill of this Chinese food favourite!
So next time you’re in Canggu and are thinking, where’s good for Chinese food near me? Head to Golden Monkey. You’ll find the restaurant street front at Tamora Gallery (just 500 meters from Finns Beach Club). Tamora Gallery is a family-friendly lifestyle destination with over 32 unique businesses, from beauty to wellness to retail and restaurants. It also features a unique kids playground, a skate bowl.