Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Food Culture

Banquet is our favourite food court, because all the stalls inside the food court are halal. So we can try all kinds of food available there, from hainanese chicken rice, which is our kids' favourite, Japanese food such as teppanyaki or teriyaki, Chinese food such as horfun, or any other kind of food, without having to worry whether the food contains pork or lard. Banquet branches we usually visit are the ones in Jurong Point and IMM.

So I was very happy to hear that Food Junction, the biggest food court chain in Singapore, has started to open halal food court as well. Its first halal food court has opened at Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall, Choa Chu Kang, under the name of "Food Culture". When it first opened, not all the stalls have halal certificate so they initially launched it as a "no pork no lard" food court. However, eventually, right now all the stalls already have halal certificates from MUIS.

Together with my wife, I went there last week. The food court is located at the third floor of Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall in Choa Chu Kang, just next to the "Let's Eat" restaurant, which also serves halal food. It's also on the same floor as the Choa Chu Kang Community Library. Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall itself is the biggest mall around Choa Chu Kang area, and it's located just next to the Choa Chu Kang MRT station, so you won't miss it.

There's quite a lot of variety of food being served, although the food court is not too big. I ordered chicken hor fun (see top left picture), a Chinese specialty which I seldom eat since it's quite difficult to find a halal horfun here in Singapore. :) I ordered it after seeing quite a lot of other guests also ordered the same menu on other tables. :P While my wife immediately went to her favourite Korean stall and ordered her favourite beef bulgogi, the Korean-style minced beef steak (see right picture).

Other than that, there are some other stalls serving other variety of food, although it's not as many as those in Banquet Jurong Point. Not too bad, at least there's another alternative for us to try different kind of food here in Singapore. :)

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rizka said...

sounds yummy! :) dan yang penting halal sih...

IndraPr said...

rizka: yah 2-2nya juga penting sih. yummy dan halal. :D :D

btw, nice blog you have. all about food. :)