When last year’s Tiffin Food Court encountered a sudden hurdle and didn’t happen, we were all bummed, but wished Tiffin all the best and hoped that things will work out for the better. In early August, we (and we’re sure lots of you too) were happy to start hearing whispers that pop-up food court will be back. And come back it did.
Tiffin Food Court 2018 is open every Thursday to Sunday night (from 5pm till late), until October 21. You can find it in an old military warehouse in PJ, right behind The Gasket Alley, all decked out with plenty of cool décor. Over the next few weekends, you can expect more than 50 vendors showcasing curated dishes and drinks, including four new outlets previewing their menus for the first time. To keep the party going, there will be DJs spinning throughout the night.
If you haven’t already checked it out, here’s what we’ve learnt and what you can expect when you visit this upgraded food court.
1. This isn’t your typical hawker food centre. Vendors here include Define:Food serving up items like Truffle Risotto and Wagyu Mac & Cheese Croquettes, alongside Li’s familiar Malaysian favourites, Softsrve’s ice cream, Aunty Manju’s Indian dishes, Tanuki Raw’s rice bowls, oysters from Boozeat and more. Plus, Tiffin guests will be among the first to try out food from new places like NGOUU (offering twists on local dishes), Pizza Lab and Boba Lab (myBurgerLab’s new pizza and bubble tea venture), and Bowls of Steel, a Malaysian-ised noodle bar with flavours from all over Malaysia.
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2. Look out for the ‘Tiffin Special’ label on each stall. The dishes marked with this label are only exclusively available for this event, so get on them before Tiffin Food Court ends in October. Also, the best time to come is in the late evening around 6pm when the place is just opening. You don’t want to head over too late – lines will be long and dishes might be sold out. Besides, early evening is the best time to have dinner!
3. Drinks come by way of cocktails from bars around the city. Check out Tiffin’s social media for updated schedules on who will be hosting a pop-up each weekend. The weekend of Sep 13-16 will see The Locker & Loft taking the stage. Otherwise, there’s also beer and wine from Boozeat, Tiger beer and more. If you’re planning not to drink that night, you’ll have boba tea by Boba Lab, Sjora’s mango peach juice, or coffee and tea at PULP.
Photo: All Is Amazing
4. Food Court is a cashless event – pre-register online to collect your wristlet at the door, or queue up and register there and then (don’t worry, it shouldn’t take too long if you’re walking in). There are convenient booths where you can top up cash, minimum amount is RM5. Do note that the cash in your wristlet expires at the end of every weekend, so either spend it all or get a refund through the Boost app. Ask the Boost people at the event on how you can do that.
5. The place is made for Instagram. There are comfortable couches, chic red booths, hanging Daruma dolls, bamboo partitions, wooden palettes and more. There’s even a dedicated section with clean tables and plenty of space if you’re looking to create a flatlay of all the food. There are also plants and greenery scattered about the space, adding a more natural feel about the place, and a separate smoking area at the back. However, trust us when we say you should get your food first before getting snap happy. Popular stalls either sell out quick or draw really long lines.
There’s a whole lot to Tiffin Food Court than what we have mentioned, but we’ll leave that for you to find out. So make your way over this weekend and check out everything this upgraded food court has to offer.
15 Jalan 13/6, Section 13, PJ (behind The Gasket Alley). tiffin.my. Until Oct 21, Thu-Sun, 5pm-late.