Food at Tiger Rock
There is no menu at Tiger Rock. Meals are based on what is fresh in the market on the day. Being an island, the fish is always fresh & with friends & family who are fishermen, Bavanni our wonderful cook has access to amazing prawns, crab, squid & fish. We use the local island speciality produce, 'ikan bilis', the dried anchovies, fresh noodles made on the island, vegetables grown on the island & fresh produce thats brough over to the island via the ferries each day.
We do need you to tell us if you have special dietary requirements. e.g.. vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten free & to inform us of any food allergies or particular dislikes. This is particularly important for your children. We want them to be happy too. Bavanni will happily make extra dishes for the children if you feel that they won't enjoy some of the dishes. Discuss your food needs on arrival with Mohan, our manager.
Bavanni is the our wonderful chef at Tiger Rock. Married to Mohan, our managing caretaker, Bavanni is a true natural cook who with all the fresh seafood and ingredients available on Pangkor, conjures up some of the best local food you will ever eat. This is not an exaggeration.
Bavanni's natural talent, combined with her long experience as a chef works magic and provides a large variety of dishes that retain their individual delicate flavours. From the island, Bavanni worked for 14 years with a local island hotel, Seaview, and cooked a menu that covered all styles- Chinese, Malay, Indian and 'Colonial' style recipes. Bavanni and Mohan also work together to come up with their own special recipes using only fresh ingredients that are available in the market on the day itself. It is all a team effort to provide guests with a real taste of what is really, wonderfully home cooked Malaysian flavours.
Bavanni will also provide the most delicious vegetarian menus and can also cater for gluten free meals. Please let us know if you have any particular food allergies. Children's meals can be provided for separately and please let us know in advance what they really don't like. We know that a big part of family happiness is about keeping the kids well fed with tastes that they love.
We love showcasing Bavanni's Ayurvedic meals in our special Tiger Rock's Ayurvedic Detox Package. The use of vegetables and fruit, with herbs, leaves & spices that have ayurvedic & medicinal properties, is a very different taste experience. We can assure you its a really good one!
Some of the Tiger Rock favourites are Bavanni's fish curries, chicken curries, her wonderful masala tosai's, nasi lemak, gula Melaka, steamed fish Chinese style, tempura vegetables, deep fried calamari in tempura batter, lemon chicken, pisang goreng, drunken prawns, soft shell crabs, homemade chilly sauce, fish stuffed with sambal, lemang, fish with bunga kantan, fried chicken in pandan leaves, nasi goreng, mee goreng and kuey teow soup! Mealtimes are always a surprise because at Tiger Rock there is no menu, the dishes are put in front of you, a feast for your eyes and stomach!
A mindful note to our Muslim guests. We are a private home and so do not have any 'halal' certification. We use a separate set of cooking pots for our Muslim guests. We use halal meat. We can serve you 'pork free' meals. Thank you.