Taman Ria Tropicana
22 Princes Avenue Hull HU5 3QA
Having shifted premises a while back, Taman Ria Tropicana isn't still quite as comfortable as it could be in its new skin – even the signage hasn't fully caught up, and you pick out the place from the old Union Mash Up facade. But it's still spot-on for authentic, homestyle Malay food, serving dishes from right across the peninsula. There's real value for money in the 'nasi campur' plates, basically a choice of three tastes from the menu, with highlights being a spicy tamarind seafood dish and the creamy Java chicken curry. Otherwise, there's a choice of mixed rice and noodle dishes, as well as satay and special curries, and a basic drinks list that includes some nice southeast Asian beers. It gets busy so you might want to book, and don't go if you're in a hurry – it's laidback in an entirely authentic Malaysian way, which means dishes arrive when they're ready and diners aren't rushed into anything so rude as a quick meal.