Monday, May 21, 2012

Jasons Food Hall @ BSC

Replacing Cold Storage and O Gourmet at Bangsar Shopping Center, this upmarket supermarket seems to be a cousin of Market Place by Jasons _ related in some fashion to Cold Storage _ which has branches in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

No shocks within this cheerfully sleek space; Jasons stocks the essentials, from crustaceans ...

... to cheese ...

... to chocolate. Not as big as Ben's Independent Grocer, but as comprehensive as Cold Storage.

A highlight here: sumptuously creamy handmade chocolates by the KL-based confectionery of chef Matthias Schuebel, a Culinary Olympics pastry gold medalist.


Fun and flavorsome combos like caramel and Szechuan pepper or vanilla and ginger root, alongside dark, milk and white varieties stuffed with apricot, rose essence and spices. Outrageously expensive? Nope; this mix of 10 pieces cost about RM25.

Continuing our chocolate theme, imported cookies by the UK's Fox's company. Milky and crisp.

Too many temptations; we restrained ourselves and escaped before buying much more.



Jasons Food Hall,
Bangsar Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. Oh it's worth visiting for sure! I love shopping for food (and eating them!).

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    1. Baby Sumo: there was some more stuff i wanted to buy here _ coriander crisps, semi-dried tomatoes, and some weird fruits _ but i had to stop myself! :D

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  2. Ish - now you make me want to go there and snoop around...argh!

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    1. Synical: snooping is permitted! it's probably even encouraged, heh :D

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  3. i always buy bread from here. hehe

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    1. Michelle: hope you enjoy it! there's adventist bread from penang here too :D

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  4. O.M.G! The little girl inside me is screaming on the top of her head! I can stay in a grocery store for hours!! hehe when BIG opened, I went there every single day for a few weeks! hehehe I need to get home now!

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    1. Vien: a kid in a candy store! i kinda feel the same way, but because i lack discipline, i try to avoid grocery stores! even the small ones at petrol stations. cos i know i wouldn't be able to resist buying at least a candy bar or an ice cream cone =)

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  5. Nice....Are the things more pricey there compared to Ben's?

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    1. Smitten By Food: ooh, i didn't really inspect the prices closely, but i think it should be comparable :D

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  6. any nice good imported ice cream?

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    1. Simple Person: oops, sorry! forgot to check the ice cream section. heheh :D

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  7. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil? See, the things we learn. :)

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    1. Kenny: astonishingly, i didn't even read that until you pointed it out :D

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  8. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen chocolates look THAT good in a supermarket. Do you think naming the restaurant like a person is catchier than the more generic Cold Storage or Jusco? Ben's, Jason's - sounds a little more homey and familiar like you're going to a your neighbourhood grocer rather than a big chain.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, i was really pleasantly surprised by the chocs :D and you have a great point about the supermarket names. i think a supermarket named Sean's would be a great idea! heheh :D

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  9. i've been into the supermarket only once, but i love the brands in there, the selection is all so vast!

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    1. Fish: it's fun to browse through all the brands! heheh :D

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  10. Yay! It's so close to where I live. :D

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: temptations near your doorstep! :D

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  11. you mean the cold storage at BSC is out? hmm... sorry for the long spell of silence. I was busy traveling.

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    1. Eiling: yep, cold storage transformed into something new :D no worries about the silence. hope you're enjoying your travels! =)

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  12. Cheese and chocolates. I must not visit with an empty stomach.

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, i am tempted to buy some cheeses here :D

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