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Renaissance Food Court

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami and Pokémon
Published March 1st 2015
Update July 29th 2018
This food court is closed for renovation.

Asian food alley at the Mall
Renaissance Arcade at Rundle Mall has undergone a transformation - it is now an Asian food alley! The place is practically bustling during lunch hours on weekdays, with office workers and students looking around for seats. Vegetarian Garden used to be the only 'food court style stall' there previously and the arcade was pretty quiet during lunch hours. The stalls at the food court now comprise Japanese, Singaporean, Indian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Malaysian food stalls.

Renaissance Food Court, Rochor Mee, Adelaide
Rochor Mee

Singma Delights is the only food stall in Adelaide that serves Singapore Fried Prawn Noodle. This dish is known as Rochor Mee and Hokkien Mee in Singapore. My sister loves this dish and we went around Adelaide looking for it without success. We finally asked Singma Delights' owner if he could cook it for us. He did and now it is a standard menu item at his stall so it must have been popular with his other customers too. Rochor Mee is Hokkien noodles (thick yellow noodles) and rice vermicelli stir fried with eggs, bean sprouts, fish cake and prawns, simmered in a rich prawn stock and served with sambal chilli and lime. Other Singapore street foods available at Singma Delights are Lor Mee (noodles served in tasty starchy gravy), Chicken Rice, Laksa, Tossed Noodles, Char Kway Teow and noodle soups. They also offer a 10% discount to students and pre-packed lunch box for under $5.

Renaissance Food Court, Chicken Rice, Adelaide
Chicken Rice

Ohashi is another of our favourite stall at Renaissance Foodcourt. The Katsudon had crispy pork cutlet whose flavour was set off by the egg and onion topping. It also came with quite a generous portion of rice accompanying the pork cutlet.

Sizzling House offers a good range of Chinese dishes, some of them coming on a hotplate. One such dish is the Black Pepper Chicken, which has chicken tossed with a variety of vegetables that helped to give it an extra element of texture. The black pepper sauce the ingredients were cooked in had the right level of peppery taste that was not too overwhelming. If you prefer, there is also the option to have the dish made with steak instead. Their Char Kway Teow is pretty average compared to what you can get at NanYang Cafe, which is located next to the entrance to the foodcourt.

Renaissance Food Court, Black Pepper Chicken, Adelaide
Black Pepper Chicken

Renaissance Food Court, Char Kway Teow, Adelaide
Char Kway Teow

At Vegetarian Garden, you have the choice of ordering brown rice/fried rice/rice/fried noodle/fried rice noodle plus 2 or 3 dishes displayed at the counter; or cooked dishes like Vegetarian Laksa and Vegetarian Char Kway Teow.

Renaissance Food Court, Vegetarian Garden, Adelaide
Vegetarian Garden

Renaissance Food Court, Adelaide
Vegetarian Dishes

Renaissance Food Court, Tofu Patties, Adelaide
Tofu Patties

The food stalls located at Renaissance Food Court include:
Uyghur Cuisine (Uyghur Restaurant from Prospect),
Ohashi (Japanese),
Singma Delights (Singaporean),
Asian Taste Lunch Express (Vietnamese),
Laksa Plus (Thai),
Gochuzang Korean Cuisine,
• Vegetarian Garden,
• Chefs of Tandoori Express (Indian),
• Sizzling House,
• Gong Gong Makan Place (Chinese and Malaysian) and
• Dumpling Spot

Renaissance Food Court caters mainly for the lunch crowd, with only a few stalls open for dinner on Monday - Thursday. On Fridays, more of the stalls are open, especially during university semesters. The place is very popular with university students because it is just across the road from University of Adelaide and most of the dishes are below $10.

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Why? Cheap Asian food
When: Monday to Thursday Lunch, Friday Lunch and Dinner
Phone: 0402 089 123
Where: 17 - 21 Pultney Street, Adelaide South Australia 5000
Cost: Budget
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