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Hall of food: enjoy a gourmet pit-stop at one of those food courts

February 18th 2021

by Aude Camus 
A staple in Asia dining, food courts offer a quick and affordable option for those looking for something to snack on while running errands. Originally dominated by fast-food stalls, food courts have, in the past few years, hop aboard the hipster train and became proper gourmet destinations offering curated fares from up-and-coming eateries and sometimes even awarded chefs. I’ve rounded up three food courts worth the trip if you are on the hunt for something yummy. 

Hall of food: enjoy a gourmet pit-stop at one of those food courts
Opened in May 2020, Basehall brings together ten vendors under one roof and will satisfy any craving with an offering that ranges from tacos – from award-winning Mexican restaurant 11 Westside – to comforting Nasi Lemak, very pornfood burgers from Honbo, healthy and delicious plant-based dishes from Treehouse or decadent treats from Cookie DPT. 
Without any doubt the trendiest food halls in town, Basehall also offers punchy vibes in its underground windowless space where a smart design, and custom lighting, recreates the feeling of natural light. 
Hong Kong Madame must-order dishes: the Ro-Tater Tots (HKD 40) from Roti Roti, offering a decadent take on traditional tater tots, the Baja Fish Tacos (HKD 58) from Westside Taqueria, the Fried Lemak Chicken (HKD 98) from Return of the Lemak and the Galbi Meatballs (HK 98) from Moyo Sik. 
LG9 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place - Central
J.A.M. Joint Asian Market

Hall of food: enjoy a gourmet pit-stop at one of those food courts
The latest food hall in town, J.A.M - aka Join Asian Market - plates up Asian specialties from four different vendors: Mamalee Market, the first international outpost of Seoul-based Mamalee Market restaurant with a menu developed by chef Song Ha-seul-lam previously the culinary director of Michelin Star awardee Mingles, Moi Moi, serving family-style Vietnamese recipes, SiFu, offering a modern twist on traditional Cantonese dim sum with a menu imagined by Chef Cheung Kin-Ming – current sous-chef at Michelin Star awardee Ying Jee Club, and Uncle Quek, presenting Singaporean classics. Each brand offers a three-course set with hard decisions to make when it comes to your starter, main and dessert. 
Drawing inspiration from traditional Singaporean Hawker Centres, J.A.M is an energetic place with a design that sticks true to the definition of food courts – simple and casual – but with a modern touch. 
Hong Kong Madame must-order dish: the Nyonya Seafood Laksa from Uncle Quek (HKD 148 for a set with 1 appetiser, 1 main and 1 dessert
Lobby, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central – Central 

Eaton Foodhall 

Hall of food: enjoy a gourmet pit-stop at one of those food courts
Inspired by its founder’s, Katherine Lo, childhood memories of noodle shops in Jordan and family dinners at local restaurants, Eaton Foodhall is a nostalgic place with artsy vibes presenting nine Asian food vendors. With traditional options, such as the Chinese herbal soups from Souper Kitchen or classic Hong Kong favourites from Honolulu Café, available alongside trendy dishes including the sandwiches from SSOJA TOAST & HOTDOG or the donburi bowls from Superdon, Eaton Foodhall aims at fostering a sense of community with fares you will love to share and through a built-in radio station and robust cultural programming that will explore important social issues that impact the local cultures. 
Level LG, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road – Kowloon 



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