I perceive myself as a fair person when I compare other cultural cuisine to their own. However, my visit with Tropika was sorely disappointing. I was eager to taste the different flavors they were specializing in Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and Singaporean cuisine as they have noted, yet the dishes I've tried just came out as "chinese influenced". I was politely informed by an aquaintance that this restaurant was opened by Hong Kong owners, so maybe there would be tentative chinese flavoring in the cooking. Ahhh, my taste buds haven't proven me wrong. Also being senstive to msg........
My group of friend ordered 5 dishes to share, the pineapple fried rice, the indonesian pork ribs, singapore noodle, the rendang lembu and hainese chicken.
Nothing to note, as I said, just chinese food using other cultural identity. I don't judge people for liking it, they just probably haven't the chance to taste the real mckoy yet.
Also, the portions of the dishes didn't justify the price.
I will stick to my favorites Sawadee for Thai, Seri Malaysia for Malay and Sate Satu for Indonesian as I know for sure they don't compromise their cooking.