Malaysian - Vancouver Restaurants

 

Mui Garden Restaurant (Richmond)

Mui Garden Restaurant (map, web site, 5960 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC, Canada, phone: 604-303-7977) is a Hong Kong style cafe that specializes in authentic Malaysian Curry.

This restaurant is well established within the local Asian community and I was one of the few Caucasian diners enjoying the food that night. However, I think the fantastic flavors at Mui Garden would appeal to many people regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

For example, the Chicken Satays ($8.50, pictured below) were the most juicy, flavorful chicken satays I have yet tried, in my opinion beating out the satays at the more upscale Tropika on Robson. I also tried the Beef Brisket Curry served on chow mein noodles ($9.50, also pictured below), and the combination of spices was really great, making for a really satisfying main course to share with my friend.

fadaryll writes on DineHere.ca (click here for review link):

I’ve eaten in Mui many many times and I always order the beef brisket curry (fish curry is good as well), green beans with minced pork, and anything else that my friends and I feel like at the time. I have never been disappointed with the food. Besides being Chinese, I’ve grown up eating Chinese food and Mui definitely one of the top with its awesome curry among other things.

Video from Mui Garden:

Chicken Satay skewers at Mui Garden restaurant in Richmond (around $5)

(above) Chicken Satay skewers at Mui Garden restaurant in Richmond ($8.50)

Beef brisket curry on Chow Mein noodles from Mui Garden restaurant

(above) Beef brisket curry on Chow Mein noodles from Mui Garden restaurant ($9.50)

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14,339 views - Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

 

Tropika Malaysian / Thai Restaurant (Downtown)

Tropika (web site, 1128 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-737-6002) is one of Vancouver’s most popular Malaysian and Thai restaurants. Located in the heart of the trendy downtown Robson Street shopping district, Tropika is a good sized restaurant with modern, upscale decor, but more importantly, really outstanding food.

Pictured below are the satays (meat skewer appetizers, $1.20 each), roti canai (Malay bread, $2.95), Hainanese chicken (half chicken, $12.95), pineapple fried rice with ham and chicken ($12.95), and a special drink: coconut juice served in a fresh coconut. We had a large group (9 people) and made reservations a few days in advance. The serving staff and kitchen handled our group flawlessly and we enjoyed the flavors of the dishes very much.

Two other locations of Tropika Restaurant in Vancouver are: Tropika at Cambie (2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-879-6002) and Tropika at Aberdeen (Unit 1830, Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC, Canada, phone 604-233-7002)

Beef, chicken, lamb, and pork satay skewers
Beef, chicken, lamb, and pork satay skewers ($1.20 each)

Roti Canai (Malay Bread)
Roti Canai (Malay Bread, $2.95) – this was really puffy and tasted great with the accompanying sauce.

Hainanese Chicken
Hainanese Chicken (Half $12.95)

Pineapple Fried Rice with Ham and Chicken
Pineapple Fried Rice with Ham and Chicken ($12.95)

Coconut Juice
Coconut Juice – served in a real coconut!

19,482 views - Posted Saturday, December 8th, 2007