A typical food court has numerous food stalls with a common seating area. Customers place their orders at the individual stall, collect their meals and find a table to sit down and enjoy their food. The cost of the dishes is usually cheaper than that at cafes and restaurants because of the self-service mode of operation and basic furniture. Food court customers are there for the food and aren't concerned about ambience. My family loves food courts because that is where we can treat ourselves to different varieties of Asian street food under one roof.
Food from Market Plaza Food Court (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Market Plaza Food Court at Central Market is our favourite food court in Adelaide. We visit this food court at least once a month to enjoy our preferred dishes - Taste of China's Wonton Soup for my father; Malaysian Fried Vermicelli from Ricky's Chicken Rice stall for my mother; Taste of China's Fish Ball Noodle Soup for my sister; and Karaage Set from Ramen Tei stall for me. Our favourite desserts from Market Plaza Food Court are Sago Pudding, Black Sticky Rice Pudding and Tofu Pudding from Pure Vegetarian stall.
Rochor Mee from Singma Delights (Photogrpahed by Jonathan Phoon)
Next on our list is Renaissance Food Court at Rundle Mall. Singma Delights at this food court is the only place in Adelaide that offers Rochor Mee (Singapore Fried Prawn Noodle). Ohashi and Vegetarian Garden are two stalls at the food court that we like.
Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak from Warong (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The other food court that we frequent at Rundle Mall is the Rundle Place Food Court. We always ended up ordering our meals from Warong but there are many other popular food stalls there including Soonta Rolls, Burger Addiction and Bing Boy.
Double Pork Poutine from Quebec Fries (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
City Cross Food Court has been welcoming a few new interesting food stalls - Quebec Fries which specialises in Poutine; Hokopo which has a twist on the normal wrap; Kopi & Kitchen which serves Singaporean street food; and Mad Mex which offers Mexican food. There is another new stall coming soon so we will be heading there to have a taste when it opens.
Okonomiyaki from Aka Japanese Cuisine (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
David Jones food court was renovated recently and has a nicer ambience than most food courts. It's quieter and the seating are more comfortable. The stall that we like at this food court is Aka Japanese Cuisine which serves the normal Japanese dishes like Donburi, Udon and Bentos; as well as Okonomiyaki (pancake), Takoyaki (octopus ball) and Taiyaki (waffle with red bean filling).
Where's your favourite food court in Adelaide? We love exploring food courts and trying all the different cuisines under one roof.