I simply ADORE the food here. Something about the fusion of Malaysian/Singapore/Thai really makes my tastebuds sing.
I always order the Roti Canai for an appetizer and it is always most excellently excellent. The dipping sauce that comes with the Roti... oh gosh, I dream about swimming in that stuff :)
The menu is quite large and even though I've been there many times, I still haven't managed to try everything. They have everything from Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Seafood (huge section in itself), Veggies, Rice, Noodles etc. etc. etc.
My absolute favourite dish is the Meegoreng which is a mixed noodle of sorts. It comes with all sorts of fresh veggeis, egg, tofu and is mixed with a hot sweet tomatoey sauce. Consistently scrumptious and completely addictive.
The waiters are friendly and in my opinion definitely earn their tips. They give good recommendations if you are unsure what to order, refill your glasses without asking and even gave us free desserts when I went on my birthday.
The only thing on the menu that ever disappointed was the pineapple fried rice - was a bit mushy for my taste. I'm willing to overlook this one mishap though because of all the other good experiences I've had with this restaurant.
Admittedly though, the prices are not "cheap" and it is a little out of my price range to be eating at Tropika on a regular basis. So, I usually reserve Tropika for some sort of occasion/gathering. Besides, the portions are so big that it would be impossible to try a bit of everything if you go by yourself.
Richmond Tropika is located on the lower level of the new Aberdeen centre. The restaurant is warm, well-kept and comfortably casual.
Oh Tropika... I *Heart* you!