Tropicana City Mall has big shopping and dining area and looks fully tenanted. The crowd is not there yet. Getting in is awkward. The LDP entrance/exit was still not up despite their indicating so. The Sprint Highway side did not have good signages and I had to U-turn at the Eastin side!
The food is from decent to good. Cantonese seems to be the lingua franca here so make do with the menu. Eighteen is part of Tai Thong group.
We had Fried Rice. I had better ones. Rice is a bit oily and the grains starchy. For Cantonese if the rice is not done right it is not done right at all! The prawns and fish fillet were premium.
Sweet Sour Pork was run of the mill. The menu picture the dish in a hollowed out pineapple which attracted us. I asked why it was not served as shown in menu. The waiting staff stammered and excused and said that the kitchen's fault.This was the best dish. Pork Belly Roast Pork. Crisp skin - tick. Multi-layered fat and meat - tick. Seasoned lightly for the premium meat to shine - tick. Wonton was of required standard and big. Good juicy prawns and fresh meat in smooth wrappers.