If you are looking for a change from instant food and fast food, many of the restaurants at Mawson Lakes are still open for takeaway. The range of cuisines covered is very diverse so there should be something to suit everyone's tastes.
One of our favourite restaurants is Mr Bulgogi Korean Restaurant, which specialises in Korean cuisine. A dish that we enjoyed there is the Chicken Ganjeong, which consists of fried pieces of boneless chicken with potato wedges and fried rice sticks. The dish can be ordered in one of three flavours - plain, sweet and spicy, and soy, or a half-and-half mix of two flavours.
Mr Bulgogi's Spicy Chicken Ganjeong (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Un Sushi is one of the various cafes located along Light Common, a street that leads to the Mawson Lakes campus of University of South Australia. Dishes that can be enjoyed include the expected sushi and hot dishes such as Katsudon.
Uni Sushi's Katsudon (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For those that prefer Western cuisine, there is the Mawson Lakes branch of Fasta Pasta. One of the pasta dishes that be enjoyed is Spicy Sausage Pasta - your choice of pasta with Italian pork sausage, chilli and tomato sauce. Most of their pasta dishes can be ordered as entree or main-sized dishes to suit your appetite.
Fasta Pasta's Spicy Sausage Pasta (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Specialising in Taiwanese street food,Cheers Cut is great for those looking for a slight spin on the usual fried foods. Their bento boxes make for a good all-in-one, containing your choice of a main ingredient with rice, egg, green beans and pickles. Their fried foods can also be ordered individually.
Cheers Cut's Fried Pork Bento Box (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Trum Shang Kitchen is great for those that have a craving for Chinese noodle dishes. A dish that we liked is the Minced Pork with Soybean with Shaved Noodles, a dish so named because the noodles are 'shaved' with a special machine. Rice dishes are also available for those not in the mood for noodles.
Trum Shang Kitchen's Minced Pork with Soybean with Shaved Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Though a bit more out of the way compared to the other restaurants,New Century Restaurant is a great choice for those wanting more traditional Chinese cuisine. A dish that we enjoyed is Sizzling Chicken with XO Sauce, named after the sauce of the same name which gave the dish its distinctive salty flavour.
New Century Restaurant's Sizzling Chicken with XO Sauce (Photographed by Joathan Phoon)