Friday, February 24, 2012

Jing-Si @ Tropicana

A cafe in Tropicana Shopping Mall seems like an unlikely spot to seek serenity, but this Buddhist-run outlet could be an oasis for the troubled & the restless.

Staffed by soft-spoken folks, the setting is spacious & silent, with sufficient privacy.

No food is available, but there's Genmaicha (Japanese green tea combined with roasted brown rice) to soothe both body & soul.

Organic Oat & Job's Tear cereal beverage, to nourish the spirit & the stomach.

Books to peruse & purchase.

Oh, what does "Jing-Si" mean? "Still thoughts," apparently.

Jing-Si Books & Cafe,
Tropicana Shopping Mall.
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29 comments:

  1. Feel very relax n peaceful.........

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, can feel the stress slowly slipping away =)

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    1. The yum list: probably the most peaceful place I've been to in ages =)

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  3. There is another outlet in kelana jaya, own by Tzu chi

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    1. Slee: thanks for the info! i didn't realize that. will look out for it the next time i'm in kelana jaya =)

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  4. Interesting place. You must be really zen after a cup of tea and oats. =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: a nice sense of calm washed over us ... but only briefly :D

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  5. Just drinks and space to contemplate - that's a very nice change. :)

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    1. Kenny: yeah, the next time you need to take shelter from the world, can head here! (alas, no nice-armed baristas for you here though) :P

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    1. Eiling: heheh, once in awhile! :D

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  7. No alcohol but just Japanese green tea and cereal beverage?
    You surprise me again! LOL

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    1. CK: always a good surprise, i hope, never a nasty surprise! :D

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  8. It certainly looks like a peaceful restaurant to dine in while enjoying the silence with little interruptions. =) I'd really love to give it a try, but it's such a pity that I rarely patronize Tropicana City Mall nowadays. I thought Jing-Si means "surprise"? But I don't think it's the same Chinese characters, right?

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    1. Waverly: oh yeah, the only reason we were here was to watch a movie at the mall :D hmmmm, i'm totally clueless about chinese words, but it was the staff member here who explained the translation to us, heh =)

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  9. wow it seems like a very healthy, peace-looking restaurant :) would fall in love with the tranquil interior

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    1. Fish: ya, it's really nice for some days when we want to get away from the crowds & noise =)

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  10. I think they have a shop in taman connaught already?

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    1. Michelle: ooh, issit? i have no idea, heh! :D

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  11. Oooh, I had japanese green tea with roasted rice once... it was at first quite weird in my mouth. I even had to ask if they might have made a mistake in the making but was told it was supposed to taste like that. ;)) I had to ask just to make sure I wasn't drinking something wrong made and pretending I was enjoying it ;))

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    1. Rad: quick thinking! ya, the tea had a bit of a strange taste... Toasty-roasty, kinda! :D

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  12. this place looks and feels peaceful. Certainly a good place to unwind over some healthy reading and healthy food.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i wish they served some light snacks here. maybe simple sandwiches. but unfortunately, it's only drinks =)

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  13. try their instant noodles n cookies.. nice!

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    1. Whoisnell: ooh, sounds interesting! maybe it's available at another branch ... the staff here said there was no food on the menu =)

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    1. Hungry Female: oh, just drinks. mainly tea & other healthy beverages :D

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  15. The tea with roasted rice grains is to help settle your stomach..old japanese remedy. I saw two elderly men asleep on the comfy chairs.lol

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