Posted by Thang Ngo | Aug 5, 2013 | Best of | 12 |
Great post Thang. Love it. I have no issues dining in food courts and you’ve captured what they’re all about. thank you 🙂
These days I work in the city so I’m really appreciating food courts all over again 🙂
Also just finished a feature on one of these food courts for an up coming issue of Feast mag… so excited, can’t wait for it to come out. These food courts deserve publicity!
Great post Thanh!!! Didn’t realise how many restaurants I’ve been missing out on. Definitely want to try out the new ramen joints 🙂 Miss working in the city so much.
Thanks Jenny, I reckon you can’t go too wrong with any of them.
thanks for posting this! it’s amazing what you can find at these food courts 😀
I reckon I can eat there for months and still not try all the dishes… some of the stalls in Dixon House for example!
Thanks for writing this. This is very useful and certainly me made me aware of some places that I have overlooked in these food courts (eg shiok in Eating World since I always head for Gumshara). I cerainly agree that Bo 7 Mon Thanh Tam in Market City does the best pho in the CBD. There just aren’t too many great options in the city for pho unfortunately.
Yup, you’re right about the lack of good pho in the CBD!
Nice round up, hopefully there won’t be too many more changes for you to update again!
I do think though Market City has been around longer than 2006, more like 1996?
These food courts are so underrated, most of the people I talk to don’t even know they exist, or assume that Market City is the only one worth visiting since that’s all they’ve seen. I do try and spread the word though, and I have converted a few of my friends to the wonders of food court dining in Chinatown!
I’ve been eating at these places for years, when i’m in the city and want a cheap lunch I almost always go here, it certainly beats Maccas! And I rarely spend more than $10 for a meal here, which is almost as cheap as McDonald’s or Hungry Jack’s, and healthier too. My favourite food court these days would have to be Eating World, there’s so many diverse cuisines to choose from, love it. Sussex Centre would have to be a close second, and Dixon House after that. Dixon House used to be my favourite, but at the moment half of it is vacant with not as many choices as there used to be, and my favourite stall in there has recently closed.
One thing I have noticed though is that the culinary choices available are very similar in the three Dixon Street food courts, for example despite being predominantly Chinese they all have a Vietnamese place, a ramen place (although Dixon House lacks this), a non-ramen Japanese place, a Thai place and an Indonesian place. Not that i’m complaining, I love the diversity, it’s just something i’ve noticed. On the other hand though, Sussex Centre has the only Korean food court stall, the only sushi bar and the only Hong Kong Cafe style food court stall, Eating World has the only Singaporean food court stall, and Dixon House has the only Chinese-Cambodian food court stall, so there is some diversity between food courts.
I don’t think I have a favourite food court stall, but i’ll list my 10 favourite stalls anyway. They are Kimama Kitchen (Eating World), Gumshara (Eating World), Red Charcoal BBQ (Eating World), Hong Kong Kitchen (Eating World), Ramen Ikkyu (Sussex Centre), Ajisai Sushi (Sussex Centre), Ma’s Kitchen (Sussex Centre), Wooree Korean (Sussex Centre), Sizzling Hot Pot Kitchen (Dixon House) and Won Ton Noodle House (Dixon House). Too many good stalls to have a favourite!
Wow, love seeing your passion. Spread the word!
Fung Shing once had the best BBQ – been dining there since the place opened (hmm 1985/). It’s slipped a bit recently.
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