Well, it has been a while since I actually wrote a post about dining out. My work situation is taking a positive turn, and I’m still working on my jewellery, so hopefully this post will start a new trend of blogging more often. Promise.
I went for a dinner at Tropika Malaysian Cuisine out in Richmond the other night. I usually never go out for Vietnamese, Malaysian or Thai food, due to the real danger of peanut contact. I know that most of you with similar allergies would understand. However, I had just come back from a family event and I was invited out to dine by my cousins and I was hungry. I thought that this would be a good opportunity to give it a try and test out Tropika’s allergy awareness.
The menu is really large, with an amazing assortment of Malaysian dishes. Malyaysian cuisine is influenced by Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese cuisine so the choices are all amazing.
It was a family meal so we ordered many dishes, eleven to be exact. All of them looked delicious. Of the eleven dishes that we ordered, I was only able to eat one dish that we ordered specifically for me.
I chose the Hainanese Chicken and plain steamed white rice. We also spoke to the server to make sure that the chicken was safe from dairy, egg or nuts. The Server insured us that the chicken was served by itself and was not in contact with peanuts/nuts. And he did check with the kitchen to make sure that this would not be a problem.
It was a nice meal, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I am sure that there are more items on the Tropika menu that I could have eaten, but as a test meal, I it was a good idea to remain cautious and only try one dish. It’s always a bit of a risk going to a place that you know is potentially going to kill you if things go wrong. In this case the peanut content on the menu is quite high. However, I am glad I tried it and I would probably go back again, but I would not feel 100% relaxed as I would at other places that I’ve tried.