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21.11.2010 | 美食中心

每次路經啲商場嘅美食中心, 都會不經意咁往一往啲人食緊乜嘢, 睇到檯上嘅食物就會一笑置之.. 點解我話一笑置之呢?? 大家有冇發覺到家吓啲所謂嘅美食中心, 其實已經不再美食喇??

家吓啲美食中心都極之商業化, 價錢貴不特止, 而且好多時候都係冇誠意(又或者過份有創作誠意), 成pat嘢畀你咁唔開胃.. 仲有呀, 有冇發現啲嘢都係外籍人士整畀你架?? 雖則話受過訓, 但係大家知我哋唐人通常都唔會傳授真功夫, 肯定有幾分保留架啦.. 就係咁, 你話啲嘢會好得去邊??

就算打出個「布袋食神」嘅面子, 號稱網羅城中所有美食於一屋檐下, 乜都係假.. 我始終覺得回歸最基本, 品嘗應有嘅人情味, 先至係最正宗嘅美食..

whenever i walk passed foodcourt in shopping malls, i will unintentionally look at what the patrons are eating, and most if the time i'll just have a laugh and walk away looking at those so-called delicacies.. why did i say so?? but don't you think the foodcourt now are not really selling nice food at all??

i would say they are all very commercialised, pricey food and worst thing is how not sincere (or perhaps too sincere in "creative fusion") the food are being prepared.. other than that, have you noticed your food are now all prepared by foreign workers, though skilled and trained, but we know us chinese will not teach everything and always reserved some so-called deadly skills.. so tell me, how will the food taste authentically nice under such factors??

sorry to say even with the guarantee from that famous "sling bag gastronome" that all great food brought under the same roof, i still think the best food would be those cooked in the most authentic, most original and heartiest way..
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74 comments:

  1. dat's why i eat in hawker stalls :D

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  2. even the food cook in MY kitchen can't beat those authentic hawker stalls :D LoL!

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  3. Yes, the food in KL foodcourt is undescribleabe. It's still edible, but it's not tasty at all. Expensive some more. That's why I prefer Penang. :P

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  4. Yes, i agree, foodcourt's food sucks in SG too, price are steep and it doesn't taste nice at all.

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  5. 哈哈哈~~~~~唔嫌得咁多架喇!最紧要咪花钱买难受背脊骨落就very good架喇!:)

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  6. Yup, most food court stall handle by foreign workers.

    Even some restaurant and hawker stall also practiced that.

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  7. yealor, a lot of foodcourt nowadays are run by foreign workers instead of local owners. :)

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  8. 要平又要快,就系呢啲foot court啦。。。

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  9. 要平又要好食,就必須去啲小埠鄉村。。。

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  10. 當然,要好食要舒服,錢唔系問題,咁就去高級餐館啦。

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  11. What to do.. most eateries now are manned by foreigners already.. sometimes it's even more irritating when they don't understand what we want!

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  12. Eh hello SK Thambee, you supposed to eat Indian curry rice on banana leaves. Why complain so much and laugh at them?

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  13. Kamala cooks delicious and spicy curries for you at home but you go out to eat Ayoyo! She will pull your ears Thambee!!!

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  14. The food court workers are also your brothers from chennai la.

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  15. The worst scenario are the foreign workers working at KLIA until govt had to ban them. Tourists complained that the workers could not even understand simplest English and just nodded their heads.

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  16. I only eat at Food Court when time is running out. I am not so high class like Thambee la... oni big restoran makan yeah...

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  17. Blame the Chinese bosses for hiring foreign workers to manage their stalls and let the quality drop. Boycott!

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  18. When are you going to cook your fames Nasi beriyani with chicken masalla for Arumugam to eat?

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  19. I will sponsor banana leaves and Mango Lassi okei...!

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  20. 可以想象我兴致勃勃从新加坡回吉隆坡特地跑到十号胡同之后的那种暴怒吗?

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  21. 还真的全是外籍人士担任厨师的呢!呵呵...
    要尝美食,还是到本地人当小厨的小档口...往往好吃的美食总是在个小小不起眼的小档口但魅力却不可挡!

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  22. Agree with you 100% - don't think much of what they sell at food courts...BUT KL's hawker stalls and kopitiam stalls are also run by Banglas or Myamarese and the bosses are nowhere to be seen - and the quality of the food has gone down drastically - so hard to find something nice at Jalan Alor these days! If this goes on, Malaysia will no longer be a food paradise...

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  23. Yes I agreed bro. I mean only those in shopping complex of course. :p

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  24. This is in Midvalley right? :/ I seldom eat at food court...unless...I have no place to eat already.

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  25. But then again not everyone can afford to eat at those better off places right? So this food court is...the only place where they can dine. :)

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  26. foodcourt 对我来说,
    只是较便宜的选择,
    不会对那里的食物有太高的期望,
    只要卫生不难吃就够了。
    不过有些 foodcourt的食物不便宜呢,
    所以情愿不吃。
    喜欢 LOT 10 的十号胡同,
    那些档都是有名堂的美食呢!

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  27. 講得一啲都冇錯,家陣啲所謂美食完全冇到成意,甚至連良心都就嚟埋沒!

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  28. My mummy cook is the best ^^ healthy and FOC!

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  29. Agree! Its a double deficit steep prices and poor quality food served in shopping malls..

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  30. Even in kopitiam too, some 'part time' or rather 'fool time' hawker bosses would employ foreigners to manage their stall but usually their biz would not be better than those full time authentic and hands-on hawkers based on the mere fact that the foreigners do not have human touch, no interaction and rapport between customers besides the poor quality of food. As most foreigners are on a short term basis they will have this thought ~ 'why bother' and that is costly for the hawker bosses as I have seen some failures already.

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  31. Food court food definitely not as nice as eating at a hawker stall.

    Some more, so pricey.

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  32. 下次我煮发番几味有人情味的饭餸过你食。

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  33. Hmm....agree thou....
    But then i usually eat other country's food in the food court..hehe

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  34. I do agree that food court normally don't serve delicious food. At least the ones I have visited.

    I have not eaten in a food court for ages. And I don't miss them.

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  35. i love food courts lor. but not in malls. i love those kopitiam type. :D

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  36. err.. i'm not particular in food.. as long as they are spicy.. then its ok for me :))

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  37. This is a sorry state of affairs as the food served has deteriorated drastically as the original recipe has been 'cruelly' altered and the food taste is beyond recognition! I remember eating wanton once which was not made with minced meat but with a chunk of chicken. Oh dear!

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  38. Food court food always not tasty!

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  39. 我家的住家饭最美味~

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  40. i m becming fat because eat too much... kekeke

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  41. 朋友,雪隆区有乜好介绍?

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  42. homecooked is the best because cooking from the heart. eat at food court not yummy.

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  43. the worst foodcourt is their foods are already prepared. All they do is campur campur, and microwave

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  44. i also seldom eat in foodcourt nowadays, especially if the ventilation is not good..

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  45. i still remember it was rather impressive when the concept of foodcourt was first introduced.. i was like making every reason and excuses to go to foodcourt because of the variety..

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  46. but now as foodcourt becomes so common and "deafult", and likewise you said, all taken care of by foreign workers, i really find the level of attractiveness drop to a very low level for me..

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  47. maybe i would say, foodcourt is really the last resort if i really don't have other choices.. :p

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  48. Oh yes, no more authentic food nowadays! The best food is still home cooked food!

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  49. But not every time can eat home cooked food, and sometimes left with no choice got to go eat at foodcourt!

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  50. Not only are the food not nice, they are expensive. At least if they are cheap, I won't complain!

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  51. But talking about foodcourt, I hardly eat at foodcourt nowadays : D

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  52. @ Merryn:
    yeah, normally the foodcourt sells just hawker stalls food, so why pay more for less nice food right?? can't agree with you more, i also prefer hawker stalls for that authentic flavour.. :p

    @ C'est la vie:
    well, i would say the foodcourt food are never nice food, but perhaps we call them "convenient" food?? hmmm, i think Penang food is always nicer than those in KL, i mean generally, right?? :)

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  53. @ Kelvin:
    haha, but then there isn't any nice food in SG right?? and i think foodcourt concept originates from SG, and they are flooding SG right??

    @ edward:
    咪就係囉, 所以我好多時候都唔會選擇去foodcourt食嘢囉, 費事好似你話齋--食到背脊骨落.. 其實大排檔都仲好啦唔係咩??

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  54. @ blee:
    yeah, that's why i sometimes think foodcourt sells "convenient food" only, haha..

    @ Kucing:
    yeah, that's something i was not really comfortable with.. totally handled and taken care of by "trained" foreign workers.. for those hawker stall, i guess even they have foreign workers, most probably they only help out, the VIP still the boss themselves..

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  55. @ Gabriel:
    yes, that is why lor.. quite disappointing you see?? but just went to foodcourt for lunch with colleagues, all bangladeshi cooking chinese food.. @_@

    @ khengsiong:
    其實有時候我都請願畀多啲錢食好啲嘅嘢囉, 民以食為天嘛, 食到好啲, 人都自然會開心啲啦係咪?? :)

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  56. @ iamthewitch:
    i never expect much from foreign workers lah, sometimes when they don't understand our language and style, i just forget it and let them do what they have "learnt" by default lor.. so no more next time for that stall already lor..

    @ Twilight:
    no lah, the foodcourt workers mostly from neighbouring country Bangladesh.. and of course i complain cos they cannot cook nice curry rice on banana leaves like Kamala can cook mah.. i bet when you have that, you'd also complain as you only love Letchumi's cooking right?? but then i think this is a trend we can't really do anything about already, cos locals are not going to do this kind of job, so the only way is to hire foreign workers already.. well, i seldom choose to eat in foodcourt lah, unless there's no other better choice lor.. Arumugam, you no scared lah, you always eat at high class restaurant mah..

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  57. @ imyuyu:
    哈哈, 其實氣勢上還是很讓人期待的嘛.. 我記得我去吃的時候(當然是剛開的時候啦), 還是那些老闆親自管理的.. 怎麼了, 你上回去的時候, 全部變成外勞老闆了嗎?? 哈哈..

    @ bluecloud:
    對囉, 現在的foodcourt真的好像全部都是連鎖的.. 就是那些大集團專門請外勞去做的.. 你要在foodcourt看見華人, 真的很難囉我覺得.. 所以, 還是那些小檔口, 最有原汁原味喇..

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  58. @ suituapui:
    oh, i have not been to Jalan Alor for a long time already.. and i guess most of the stalls are also manned by foreign workers already.. hmmm, but then as for foodcourt i really won't have any expectation already lah, as long as can fill up my stomach and not really bad in taste then can already lor..

    @ Tekkaus:
    hehe, yeah i think this photo (i just grabbed from google) is MV foodcourt.. i always like to see how the food are being prepared, really pathetic bro.. and mind you, the foodcourt is actually quite expensive also, more expensive than McD value lunch!!

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  59. @ Ashley:
    其實現在的foodcourt也不便宜了, 隨便一份東西加一杯飲料, 都要整RM10打底, 其實也蠻貴的哦.. 所以吃foodcourt就要有那些不抱任何期望的心情去吃.. Lot10那個十月胡同, 我覺得水準掉了很多, 還是總店的好吃喇..

    @ 海市蜃樓:
    係啊, 所以如果你係去foodcourt食嘢嘅話, 千其唔好有任何期望囉, 求其醫得飽個肚就好喇..

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  60. @ Jessyca:
    hahaha, of course nothing can beat your mum's cooking lah.. hehehe~~ :p

    @ Bananazஇ:
    oh yeah definitely expensive but not-so-nice food in foodcourts nowadays.. but then i guess foreign workers manning the stalls is a trend now that we cannot do anything.. just think there's not a lot of local people who wanted this kind of jobs.. and those foodcourts now are big chains, and to get maximum profit they would rather employ foreign workers to cut down their cost.. so if you ever eat in a foodcourt, just don't expect much lah..

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  61. @ lina:
    hehe, yeah of course those hawker stall sells nice food, because they are more authentic and cheaper too.. :)

    @ 单身汉:
    哈哈, 只要係有誠意嘅, 我就覺得好有人情味架喇.. 多謝你先喎, 咁客氣啊?? :p

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  62. @ -KeO-:
    haha, in that case then you might be deceived of how bad those food are actually prepared?? hahahaha~~ :p

    @ Mei Teng:
    yeah, less delicious is one thing, and more expensive is another thing.. that's why i don't really see any reason to go to foodcourt if there are other choices right??

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  63. @ Medie007:
    the foodcourt i mentioned here is in malls lah.. those kopitiam type of course doesn't fall into the bad category lah..

    @ Danny:
    hmmm, you are not particular about food meh?? then just give you one "pat" of soggy rice and few pieces of chili can already?? :D

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  64. @ HappySurfer:
    yeah, that's why i sometimes feel so sorry for those people who are eating in foodcourt, i mean those food that i saw by just passing by already look pathetic to me.. or maybe the patrons there really are not particular about food, but just for convenience sake??

    @ Pete:
    hahahaha, whose cooking always the best?? Pete's one lor~~ :p

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  65. @ Chris Chia:
    哈哈, 住家飯當然是最好吃最美味最開心的啦, 不能夠拿來和foodcourt食物比較哦~~ :D

    @ Wois:
    you eat too much of foodcourt food?? hahahaha, so pathetic of you leh~~ :D

    @ 路人㊣:
    雪隆區的foodcourt?? 哈哈, 那我先要知道你吃東西挑剔不挑剔才可以告訴你囉~~ :p

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  66. @ goldflower:
    yeah, i totally agree with that.. cooking from the heart is always the most delicious ones.. :)

    @ Ghosty Nana:
    oh, exactly!! the food are really just pre-prepared and maybe just add on some more gravy (of course ready made too) for you only.. pathetic!!!

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  67. @ victor:
    haha, yeah, i remember foodcourt were quite nice when they newly landed over here, i love to try the variety too.. but then back then, the food are really cooked by the local and the boss themselves.. unlike now, they just trained up foreign workers (and maybe not everything).. so can't be surprise the standard won't deteriorate huh??

    @ foongpc:
    yeah, of course homecooked food always the best as they are cooked from the heart mah.. foodcourt food now i guess are just for convenience sake lah, never expect anything high standard lor.. haha, you just went China to have the horse meat noodles in a foodcourt right?? :p

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  68. over here me and hubs prefer to go to foodcourts because we get to choose from more options and it's delish too

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  69. oops i seldom eat at foodcourt! :D but have to agree with u dat nowadays the price for food at foodcourt actually almost d same at those restaurant dy!!

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  70. since their price almost d same, y would i wanna go crowded place like foodcourt right? :/

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  71. i love homecooked food! mom n dad will cook the most authentic foods for us! mwahaha

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  72. Agree with you. All those food are not really nice.
    But, I think Penang is the place where the food still tastes good.
    KL…. Is a more commercial place to earn more money?

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  73. @ Ayie:
    maybe it's different over there.. but here in KL, foodcourt standard really drops a lot.. though lots of varieties and choices, the food is expensive and is not necessarily nice..

    @ Caroline Ng May Ling:
    yeah, i think now foodcourts are managed by franchised and they are selling more expensive food, but the food are not nice at all.. haha, gotta agree that homecooked food are always the best.. :)

    @ CH Voon:
    yeah, now really seldom eat in foodcourt already lor, expensive and not nice.. rather pay slightly more for better environment, or just spend less at hawker stalls lor..

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