Taste of Bali: Tri's sharing menu provides easy way to get acquainted with island cuisine
Hill Choi Lee
Shop 302, 3/F Lobby C, The Pulse, Repulse Bay, 2515 0577
FARE Contemporary Balinese.
AMBIENCE Exotic modern setting inspired by traditional designs gives TRi a stylish close-to-nature atmosphere. Diners can sit in woven pods placed on a stretch of an indoor water feature.
COST TRi offers a set menu for sharing at HK$580 per guest. À la carte starters range from HK$80 to HK$210. Mains go from HK$160 to HK$520.
WHO TO BRING A date or friends.
TURN-ONS With its wooden décor and attentive staff, dining at TRi is a pleasurable experience. Its taste of Bali sharing menu offers a selection of Balinese best, the appetisers especially - such as the tuna tartare, potato perkedel and lawar bebek - are great dinner starters. A selection of mains include pan-seared scallops, roasted half quail, chargrilled wagyu beef bavette, coral trout and a Bali-style suckling pig. For dessert, the coklat kaya rasa is a spiced spekkuk cake with chocolate and caramel cream that makes a nice finishing touch. A vegetarian alternative is the coconut-filled Balinese pancakes.
TURN-OFFS The pod seating forces diners to sit Balinese style, meaning close to the floor. This arrangement is less ideal for those with long legs or wearing short skirts as it requires guests to sit cross-legged. Also, the main course, wagyu beef, was served while we were still having the previous course, so it was a little cold by the time we ate it.
DRINKS TRi offers a range of exotic cocktails where rum is the main ingredient. Wine pairing recommended by the sommelier is an extra HK$350 per person, or pair the meal with a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier at HK$580.