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The Good Tiger has opened in Brighton with delicious-looking South East Asian eats.
The new restaurant comes from the group behind favourites Gin Long Canteen in North Adelaide, and the CBD’s Busan Baby.
Director Sharlin Kwok tells us that although they’ll use the knowledge learned from running these popular restaurants in their new venture, The Good Tiger has an identity all its own.
“Working in the suburbs is so different because in the city, customers eat quickly, but in Brighton, people come in and take their time. They want the full experience,” she explains.
With a fun green and pink tropical-style interior and a flavourful menu, The Good Tiger promises to bring customers that “full experience.”
Located right on Brighton Road, the restaurant’s menu boasts an array of savoury and sweet modern South East Asian eats. It has multiple varieties of Asian rice pancakes (the “Vietnamese pizza”), such as mushroom, roasted duck, pork belly, and beef cheek, spring rolls (including cheeseburger spring rolls!), eggplant tempura, and seafood––such as salt and pepper squid, salmon ceviche, and prawn dumplings.
For mains, they offer a range of larger meals, such as crispy barramundi, poached chicken salad, and sweet and sour pork. They also have different curry options, sides, and desserts.
Some of the dishes are grilled fresh right in front of the customers, and the restaurant encourages patrons to “let the smell of coconut and tumeric fill the room” while they watch their meals sizzle.
The new venue also has a liquor licence, serving up a slew of wines, spirits, ciders, non-alcoholic options, and beers (including Tiger beer on tap, a nod to the restaurant’s name). They also have specialty “Jungle Spritz” cocktails, such as the “Caffeine” with Viet Coffee and Frangelico, and the “Sunset” with lychee and strawberry.
The jungle spritz line is just the beginning of the restaurant’s wilderness inspiration. Kwok tells us this was the reasoning behind their fit out as well.
“We want the restaurant to have a jungle feel,” she says.
“Our logo is an Asian white tiger, that represents the authenticity of our food with a mixture of the modern, colourful, neon vibe of our restaurant.”
Recently celebrating their opening week, The Good Tiger is excited to be a part of the Brighton community.
“We’re excited to bring something different to the area,” Kwok says.
“Brighton has been really, really supportive so far.”
Find The Good Tiger at T 15 Brighton Central, 525 Brighton Road.