Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Castania Nut Boutique @ 1 Mont Kiara

This Lebanese purveyor of nuts has unveiled numerous Malaysian branches across the Klang Valley's malls in recent months, from 1 Mont Kiara to 1 Utama, Pavilion to Sunway Pyramid, Nu Sentral to IOI City Mall. Take your pick from pistachios, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts, chickpeas, cashews, macadamias & more, with some in flavours like cheese, curry & sesame.

The nuts are sold by weight, ranging from RM4.50 per 100 grammes of peeled peanuts to RM27 per 100 grammes of BBQ pecans; mixing & matching is possible, so there's no need to purchase a full 100 grammes of any single variety. The nuts are crunchy & taste fairly fresh - some of them can be predictably addictive (cashews!), though for the most part, they're best for folks with a relatively high tolerance for sodium. Wash down perhaps with LifeJuice's hazelnut-infused cold brew Earl Grey tea.

Castania Malaysia
Lower Ground Floor, 1 Mont Kiara Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

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  1. Now, this is one place my girl would love. She's nuts about nuts! :D

    1. Suituapui: heheh, everyone's nuts about nuts! or should i say, all of us are nuts? :D

  2. I love nuts! I want peanuts, macadamias & almonds. Hehehe.

    1. CK: I like all nuts! I think my favourite are cashews, but I also enjoy hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, walnuts ......

    2. A lovely Arabian brand. All Arabs adore anything that has to do with nuts! It can be provided together with tea as a delicacy.

    3. Sarah: thanks for the perspective! Hopefully this will take off well in Malaysia too ;)

  3. I don't remember nuts being sold this way, I only remember Indian men carrying them on top of the head & using phone book paper to wrap em nuts

    1. KY: kacang putih ... a blast from the past! ;)