Tropika: Long Standing SE Asian Eats
It has literally been years since the last time we dined at Tropika. Many years ago, this was one of the first Malaysian restaurants that we tried and we fell in love with the spices associated with SE Asian cooking such as Malaysian and Thai cuisine.
First up was some drinks to accompany our order of Roti Canai. Tropika makes a nice version of this with light and crispy yet chewy layers served with a curry dipping sauce.
The Fish Cakes that we ordered were tender and plump while the Pad Thai that we ordered turned out to be a spicier version than we’re usually accustomed to.
We rounded out our meal with an assortment of Chicken, Beef, and Pork Skewers accompanied by a thick peanut dipping sauce.
We returned for a revisit 3 months later (before the coronapocaplyse shut down all dine-in options) and ordered a bunch of stuff… including Roti, Chicken and Beef Skewers, Pan-Fried Hokkien Mee ($17.95), and Pan-Fried Pomfret with Sweet and Sour Sauce ($20.95).
Skewers and roti here are always good and I like how meaty the beef skewers are. They expertly de-bone the fried pomfret at the table in front of you and that’s always a fun thing to watch.
Fairly solid SE Asian eats at this long-standing establishment.
2975 Cambie St
Posted on May 27, 2020, in Malaysian, Restaurant Review, Thai and tagged Fairview, Fish Cakes, Food, Malaysian, Pad Thai, restaurant review, Roti Canai, Skewers, Sweet and Sour Pomfret, Thai, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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