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Orange County OC Favorite Indonesian / Malaysian / Singaporean place

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doncha Jan 16, 2007 01:43 AM

I'm in love with food from South East Asia, specifically the genre unique to the countries mentioned in the title. I make it to West Covina's Penang occasionally if the craving is expecially bad, but that is such a hike.

Wondering if anyone one knew of a great place espcecially in North OC County area.

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    cdmedici RE: doncha Jan 16, 2007 01:48 AM

    Give Tropika a try.

    http://www.tropika.com/

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      elmomonster RE: cdmedici Jan 16, 2007 04:57 PM

      Tropika's pretty good. I also like Toko Rame in Bellflower (not in OC, but just a quick hop on the 91 near the 605 interchange). Try the Nasi Bungkus. Well worth the drive.

      TOKO RAME:
      http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

      PHOTOS and my review of TROPIKA.
      http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

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      bulavinaka RE: doncha Jan 18, 2007 04:40 AM

      Make the effort to go to Yasmin in Alhambra... always great...

      1. emily RE: doncha Jan 18, 2007 04:45 PM

        Tropika was a huge disappointment. Only the roti canai was vaguely good.

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          JBinOC RE: emily Feb 19, 2007 11:51 AM

          I agree 100%...Tropika was a huge disappointment. In my humble opinion, I feel that some folks may have been (justifiably) very excited that a Malaysian restaurant was finally opening in OC, and let that color their experience. I found their version of the classic dishes to be flat and uninspired, and maybe even subpar. The service on the night I went was completely off-key (timing-wise), unenthusiastic, and unhelpful. Sorry.

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