The Canteen is a food court located in the da:men mall in USJ 1, Subang Jaya. Getting it’s start in January 2016, the food court offers a few things that make it stand out from other mall based food courts. For starters, there are 4 different sections in the food court, which are more catered for purpose than type of cuisine (which is the common practice in most food courts). These sections include the kids area which has a play area and toys, the youth area which has large tables and plug points which workds great for college students who want to do work and have a meal simultaneously, the executive section which is more quiet and easy going for a more business friendly setting, and the al fresco section for those who smoke and/or prefer fresh air.

Naturally, a food court is only as good as the stalls in it, and it is certainly the case for The Canteen. There are 13 stalls to choose from here such as “A’ Famosa Chicken Rice” for chicken rice dishes such as chicken rice balls, “Old State Kopitiam”, “Seaweed Club”, “La Italia” for Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, “Noodle Houz”, “MM Best Portuguese Grilled Fish”, “Dough” for baked goods, “Saw’s Claypot and Sizzling”, “Oyster King”, “The West” for western dishes such as roasted chicken, “Padang Yong Tau Foo”, “Kempunan SNC Nasi Lemak Nyonya & Mee Rebus”, and “Sip n’ Chill” for drinks. From looking at this list, it seems quite clear that there’s a strong Malaccan presence here with the “A’ Famosa Chicken Rice”, “MM Best Portuguese Grilled Fish”, and “Kempunan SNC Nasi Lemak Nyonya & Mee Rebus”. This is a welcome change from the run-of-the-mill stalls that are all too common in these types of food courts.