Singapore Food Courts are basically well-lit, air-conditioned, indoor hawker centres. Particularly in Singapore, hawker centres have gone upmarket and global in their offerings, and are increasingly being replaced by Food Courts. Instead of open-air surroundings, you can now find them in the air-conditioned environs of many shopping malls and other commercial venues. Styled as food courts, these trendy hawker centres continue to sell a wide variety of food, and now even offer Vietnamese Cuisine, Thai Cuisine and even Turkish Cuisine and Western dishes in addition to the usual local food. The modus operandi is the same, although eating in a cooler (and arguably, cleaner) environment means paying slightly more for the same meals.
Food Courts in Singapore are great fun to visit and are subject to regular government health and safety inspections; those caught violating the rules face stiff fines or find their licences suspended. So, you can be well assured of hygienic standards and fair selling practices.
Favourite local food at Food Courts include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Prawn Noodles, Fishball Noodles, Satay, Pork Rib Soup, Fish Rice Porridge, Barbecued Chicken Wings and a wide range of Barbecued Seafood including prawns and fish. You can also order dishes that are more commonly found in restaurants, such as Pasta and Salads. Tuck in and enjoy a delicious, wonderfully Singaporean eating experience!