Tropika At Robson
Tropika is a Malaysian and Thai restuarant with locations on Robson, Cambie, as well as one in Lansdowne! One of the things I love most about Tropika are their affordable lunch specials! You get to dine in a semi-upscale atmosphere and eat delicious food without paying a hefty premium! For the price of Mcdonalds, you have access to an extensive lunch menu with a plethora of options ranging from $7-15!
Thai Green Curry w/ Coconut Rice
This was superb! You have the option to choose between plain, coconut or ginger rice. I opted with coconut rice.The rice had been infused with an incredibly fragrant coconut flavour. The thai green curry was smooth, potent and flavourful. The chicken pieces were tender, moist and juicy. There was also a substantial amount of green peas and eggplant. The eggplant had an incredible roasted flavour and was soft without being overly mushy.
Mee Goreng4/5 stars
Mee Goreng is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia that is sold everywhere from street vendors to fine dining restaurants. Tropika's version was pretty good! The mee goreng was really spicy and tasted rather ketchupy. The shrimp was fragrant, juicy, and flavourful.The beef was flavourful,albeit a little tough and rather hard to chew.
Overall, I had an amazing lunch at Tropika! Service was polite, glasses were refilled, and dirty dishes were promptly removed. Tropika also has another location in Lansdowne in Richmond, which is closer to where I live, so look out for a review of Tropika at Lansdowne in the near future!