Tropika, Edmonton

I recently stopped at Tropika for a meal, and picked a few things off their menu to share.

Unlike in Malaysia, these portions are quite large. An order of Singapore laksa (made with what looks like a red curry as opposed to a yellow curry) can feed 2-4 people. The flavour of it was good but it was disappointing to find that the majority of the bowl was made up of noodles. It would have been nice to have more sliced of fish cake, tofu puffs, shrimp and bean sprouts.

Singapore laksa

Singapore laksa

Their roti canai is light and fluffy; I would say lighter and fluffier than the ones I ate in Malaysia. The accompanying curry sauce is, like their laksa, more of a red curry than yellow. Their satays (chicken and lamb pictured here) are seasoned well and come with a dish of spicy peanut sauce, pineapple and cucumber. The peanut sauce is probably the best part of this dish.

roti canai and satay

roti canai and satay

Tropika is pretty much the only Malaysian restaurant in Edmonton. I wish there were more choices, but you make due with what you’ve got! I tend to stick to a few specific dishes such as the ones I ordered, or perhaps picking up some mee goreng instead of a laksa. Their pineapple fried rice, served in half of a pineapple, is a great dish for kids or for adults who are looking for something without heat. If you want to try Malaysian food, I would suggest going to Tropika (and staying away from the Thai dishes as there are better places to have Thai food in Edmonton), or try the handful of Malaysian dishes over at Matahari on 124 st.

6004-104 Street
Edmonton, AB
14921 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB

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6 thoughts on “Tropika, Edmonton

  1. Grace Wong says:

    Heh … thanks to you and Sharon, I had the *worst* craving for Tropika on Sunday … my husband indulged me, bless his heart … 🙂

      • Grace Wong says:

        Oh, if you insist … 🙂

        I’m afraid I was pretty boring (I have a highly picky little boy, so we have to keep things pretty boring in order for him to eat … having said that, he didn’t eat a darn thing, so it was all for naught anyway …) … chicken satay to start (my husband isn’t a big satay fan), but the peanut sauce – holy crap! No kidding about the amount of peanuts in it! My husband also ordered the Tropika Home Style Chicken (I personally found it waaaay too dry – I only had one piece). I think I meant to order the Fried Hokkien Mee, but ended up ordering the Char Kuey Teow – which was still very good. Too many beansprouts for my tastes, though – I can’t *stand* beansprouts (which is a big reason why I won’t eat pho) … we also ordered was the Nasi Goreng – I quite enjoyed it, but there was too much dark soy sauce in it for my husband’s tastes … the last thing we ordered was the Sayur Lemak Hot Pot … ohmygawd, was that *ever* good … you could smell the coconut milk from across the room, and the taste was to die for … the gravy was wonderful just dumped all over my noodles and rice (made the beansprouts a little easier to bear … :)). Unbelievable food … I don’t know why we don’t go there more frequently – I just never think about it … we pretty much concentrate our efforts downtown at Tan Tan and Double Greeting …

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