Edmond Dining Guide
Whether diners prefer their lunch with the sweetness of the Maui Grilled Chicken Hot Crepes brought to life with honey mustard sauce and sweet red peppers, or dinner with the traditional Italian flavors in the Tuscany Panini with fresh pesto, or even a breakfast of French toast, you'll find a healthy and filling menu to suit any palette at Edmond’s Tropical Café.
Since opening nearly nine years ago, Tropical Café has become a lunchtime favorite for families as well as a top stop for business folks craving their top-selling Hawaiian Hot Crepe. Although they’re best known for their low fat and delicious crepes, the fruit smoothies, rich desserts and sushi are also very popular with diners.
Patrick Mok and his wife Joanne have put their heart and soul into their restaurant, growing from a small café with four tables to a booming Edmond hot spot. From day one, it’s been their goal to make Tropical Café a family-focused restaurant that serves cuisine every family can feel good about as they enjoy a meal together.
“We wanted to keep it family and keep it fresh,” Mok says. Everything is homemade here, including the teriyaki sauce in the Asian Chicken Noodle salad and the peanut sauce found in the Thai salad. “Anyone can make a sandwich. It’s the sauce that makes the difference.”
“The bottom line is when we created the menu, we really wanted to make it for families. We wanted to serve whatever we would feed our kids. Businesses come and go Ð family is most important,” he says.
Now, after enjoying a café sandwich of smoked chicken salad, or Italian meatballs, diners can even enjoy a creamy frozen yogurt concoction. In August, Tropical Cafè added live culture frozen yogurt with fun and tasty twists such as fresh fruit, cookies and other ingredients. As an extra treat, every Friday kids under 10 can enjoy yogurt for half-price from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Family Night.
Friday’s Family Night has become the favorite part of Mok’s week. “It’s worth a million dollars to see all the kids smile,” he says. The Moks have two children that love Friday night yogurt time as well. “There’s nothing better than to see your kids” faces all covered in chocolate.
For unique tastes and friendly service at a reasonable price, stop by Tropical Café today. Rushed for time? Call ahead and use the convenient drive-through.
Visit www.oklahomatropicalcafe.com for a complete menu – including items for the kids.
Jo's Famous Pizza
For a pizza pie like you’ve never tasted, try the Canadian Bacon Pizza at Jo’s Famous Pizza. Loaded with real cheesy-cheese, fresh toppings all on the unique home-made dough….it will please even the pickiest of pizza connoisseurs. The crowning glory is the zesty sauce made from a secret recipe and the Canadian bacon that is fresh-chopped daily. For a full-flavored pizza for not much dough, stop into Joe’s Famous Pizza 900 S. Kelly.
Love Sushi? Love tempura? Well you’ll find the best of both in the Captain Crunch roll available at Mr. Sushi. The Captain Crunch roll includes shrimp tempura, crab, fresh avocado, and cool cucumber coated with a crunchy tempura outside. To Finish it off is the perfectly seasoned sweet sauce. Mr. Sushi is a quick lunch-time stop that serves up great sushi at a reasonable cost. Need Sushi? Stop in today at 214 S. Santa Fe.
For some of the best Mexican in the south…head north to Habanero’s off Waterloo and Broadway. It is well worth the drive. Enjoy the sizzling fresh grilled strips of tender marinated beef or marinated chicken, sauteed onions and bell peppers. These mouth-watering fajita’s are served with all the traditional fixings: frijoles, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. For the final touch, top it off with a refreshing margarita. For more information call 405-359-3319 or visit www.habanerosok.com.