We don’t really think much of food courts in Malaysia besides being the go-to place when we can’t think of what to have for lunch. To put it bluntly, eating at the food court is the last resort when we want a plain and boring meal.
But that’s about to change (for the next three weekends, at least) because we found a place that reimagines the whole Malaysian food court experience and it is happening this month!
Tiffin Food Court has arrived for a giant celebration of food and drink – we’re talking a 30,000 square feet food haven with cuisines from 16 countries across all continents!
Besides food, Tiffin Food Court also has a medley of exciting one-off culinary collaborations and activities that will entice those who are hungry for a food court experience that will suit our changing palates, tastes and lifestyles.
So here’s why you need to get your butts down to Tiffin Food Court for the next couple of weekends.
1) Step into the 90s once again at 1Up Arcade
This neon-dipped arcade is where you can play an assortment of games you couldn’t take your hands off when you were a kid.
Malcolm Goh, executive chef of Define:food, will also be serving food you can only find at fine dining restaurants but at a fraction of the price! His menu includes:
- Pacific Crab Croquette with Granny Smith Slaw and Traditional Smoked Salmon
- Spiced Tater Tots with Truffled Cheese Espuma, Grated Parmigianno and Spring Onions
- 100% Wagyu Sliders in Brioche Bun, Pickled Remoulade and Caramelised Onions
- Pulled Roasted Chicken Casserole with Root Vegetables, Baked Croutons in Housemade Chicken Broth
2) Play a set of pool at The Red Hall
Visit this Modern Chinoiserie-themed hall in between your nibbles and sips because it will make the perfect backdrop for your OOTD posts.
Also occupying this spot is yet another fine dining purveyor, Pop Up Dining KL which will be serving an Italian-Asian fusion including:
- Confit Tomato Bruschetta with Local Sardine and Thai Basil
- Calamari Arancini with Pickled Cilantro Stem and Black Garlic
- Polenta with School Prawns and Local Herb Pesto
- Penne with Chicken Ragu Bianco and Parsley Cream
3) Indulge in some cocktails and lush greenery at the Mezzanine Bar
The Mezzanine Cocktail Bar is for those who need a breather from all the gastronomical offerings happening down below.
All the hand-crafted cocktails are developed by The 2017 Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur Bartender of The Year CK Kho, who is known his mixes at Coley in Bangsar and gin bar Pahit.
4) Dine and chill at The Eatery
This dining hall is the main area where everyone gathers to, well, eat and drink.
The Eatery features thematic rooms and bars that serve coffee, cakes and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as DJs handpicked by experimental art and music collective Paras Bunyi.
If you’re tired of walking around hunting for food, just get comfortable at the UberEATS turf, order and have your food delivery straight to your table.
While waiting, pick a few leaves off the Garnish Garden by Eats, Shoots & Roots. We’re serious.
And for the first time ever in Malaysia, Tiger is offering Street Beer for you and your drinking kakis
to enjoy beer in new ways, like blending Asian ingredients such as chilli and mint, coconut and lemongrass, and more.
5) Get a feel of Japanese sushi bars at Lucky 福 Cat
Located right smack in the middle of The Eatery is where you can find sushi counter serving Japanese cuisine like Truffle Yakiniku Donburi, Super Star Maki, Uncle Hiro's Chicken, Okonomiyaki Maki and more.
6) And of course, eat everything at The Food Street
How can you come to a food court without actually
eating, right? Go ahead and choose from over 30 vendors serving the best of Afghanistan, China, Spain, Mexico, Vietnam, and duh, Malaysia.
From local cult favourites to international flavours, we didn’t even know where to start! So after recovering from the food coma from last weekend, here are some of the food we remember eating:
Another cool thing we’d like to point out is that Tiffin Food Court is cashless event! They’re also the first to introduce cashless transactions within a food market setting with pouchNATION RFID wrist-tags and Boost app. Just top up, get tagged and eat your heart out!
So if you don’t need any more convincing, Tiffin Food Court is happening Fridays to Sundays, 8 to 24 December from 5pm onwards at Lot No.1, Jalan SS8/6, Sungai Way Free Trade Industrial Zone, Petaling Jaya.
You can also check out Tiffin Food Court's schedule and full list of vendors on their website
, and follow updates on their Facebook
Bring your foodie friends along and forget your diet plans this month!