The irrefutable crowd favourite, Sri Weld Food Court is known for two stalls, namely the spicy Ali’s nasi lemak (pictured) and the beef koay teow. A food court, well-shaded from the island heat and surrounded by tourist sites, make great refuge for tourists and locals alike. It's open only in the day.
Travel host and food writer Anthony Bourdain wants to open a Malaysian-style food court in New York featuring a whopping 50 food stalls. Neatly sectioned into Asian (mainly Singapore and Malaysia dishes), international (from Mexican to American) and pop-up stalls of different city and country (to be rotated every three months to keep things exciting). Each stall will be represented by one or two of its best specialities such as Vietnamese pho, Chinese lamb noodles, Iberico ham and Sarawak laksa. If inspiration is needed from the king of street food (ahem, that’s us!), here are our five favourite food courts to go with.