Blogged by @joehairie
For Tiffin, FreeForm and CommasPR
KELANA JAYA, 1 Nov 2017 — Tiffin is back bigger and better, this December, to reinvent the Malaysian food court experience. Taking over a 30,000 sq ft disused warehouse, Tiffin Food Court is a three-weekend long thematic fiesta, held in collaboration with more than 30 vendors and partners, to create the ultimate multi-layered, food court experience serving food from every continent including hawker favourites and casual interpretations of haute cuisine; creative cocktails, music, parties, and more. The gastronomical fair will take place at the former Tamura Warehouse in Kelana Jaya, adjacent to the Western Digital building on the LDP.
“Tiffin Food Court is our take on the quintessential Malaysian food court experience, be it in a shopping mall, a suburban medan selera or the sprawling late night wai sek kai that are almost our second homes. We want to carry on the legacy of congregating over good food and mate nights over communal tables, but reinterpret the experience to reflect our time and the change towards more global tastes and palates,” said Adrian Yap, founder of Tiffin and Freeform.
Darren Teoh of Dewakan
Offering diners an opportunity to experience good food skillfully cooked with fresh and rare ingredients, without the fuss of long-stemmed glassware and white table cloths, Dewakan’s Darren Teoh and Sitka Studio’s Christian Recomio will collaborate and host three-day pop-ups at Tiffin Food Court serving casual versions of their innovative brand of haute cuisine for no more than RM25 a plate. Malcolm Goh, Asian Food Channel host and executive chef of Define:food and fine dining purveyors Pop Up Dining KL will also host a weekend each.
Christian Recomo of Sitka Studio
Tiffin Food Court will also brim with a myriad of local cult favorites. Authentic Penang hawkers dishing out perennially-beloved street food; casual gourmet burger experts KGB – Killer Gourmet Burgers; El Maíz Venezuelan Cuisine serving up exotic bites; authentic Mainland Chinese flavours from Lucky Cuisine Restaurant 吉祥料理;
Malcolm Goh of Define:Food
Cakes and coffee by Pulp by Papa Palheta and artisanal ice cream parlour Softsrve, to name a few. Committed to classic Catalan cuisine, Marta’s Kitchen will plate paella and tapas out of a specially-built, traditional Spanish-style bar; and from across the causeway, the modern, playful Japanese raw bar Tanuki Raw, The World Is Flat with their revolutionary take on a traditionally staid food, and ramen outfit Sumo Bar Happy will each host pop-ups. Food review experts in the local F&B scene EatDrinkKL will also join forces in curating a culinary starlit of up and rising restaurants over one weekend.
Pop Up Dining KL
Adding some tipple into the Tiffin Food Court mix, the Mezzanine Cocktail Bar will pour hand-crafted cocktails developed by The 2017 Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur Bartender of The Year CK Kho, whose renowned projects, Coley in Bangsar and gin bar Pahit, also nabbed Best Hospitality and Best Cocktail Bar, respectively.
CK Kho of Coley and Pahit
If familiar aromas alone won’t tempt a visit, Tiffin Food Court’s architectural display will certainly draw the crowd to the belly of the former electronics manufacturing warehouse. Artfully decked and dripping in neon, several distinct areas make up the culinary playground.
At the Food Street, incandescent, visually-vibrant streamers hang from the ceilings to reflect the kaleidoscopic row of food vendors below. Visit the Lucky 福 Cat Sushi Counter to take in the kitschy, but pretty in pastel decor and the One Up Arcade, where visitors can munch, crunch, and play an assortment of arcade games. Then play a set of pool between nibbles and sips at the Modern Chinoiserie-themed Red Hall. At the communal Food Court, the brimful affair will be buzzing with music all three weekends featuring a rotating roster of DJs curated by the experimental art and music collective Paras Bunyi.
Tiffin Food Court will open Fridays to Sundays, 8 Dec to 24 Dec from 5pm until late, at Lot No.1, Jalan SS8/6, Sungai Way Free Trade Industrial Zone, Petaling Jaya. and is also available for corporate bookings and private functions. Please enquire.
Expect the full list of vendors and programming by 6 November at www.tiffin.my.
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Like the eponymous food carrier, Tiffin is a multi-layered platform for varied dining experiences and activities that is spurred by Malaysians’ unparalleled love affair with food and drink. The brand has organized culinary events that drew thousands; events like the 3-day food fest Taste of Tiffin, Urbanscapes’ Chinatown Chowdown and Tiffin Throwdown, the culinary battle of KL’s best food purveyors.
Freeform made its mark organising Kuala Lumpur’s first creative arts festival Urbanscapes, which has been running for the last decade. A trendsetter in the creative and youth culture industry, Freeform Untitled expanded its repertoire to include Tiffin — its culinary platform to celebrate food and more — in 2016.