Thursday, 9 February 2017

Bye Bye Tesco


My partner and I used to do our Friday evening grocery run at Tesco. That's because I need vegetables and other foodstuff to cook on Saturday. 

But it was quite frustrating because perishables like fruits and vegetables were not at their best by the time we got there. 

Now that Jaya Grocer is at The Starling, I can easily nip over to pick up whatever I wanted. What I like is, besides fresh produce, there are so many products available.

One of my favorites at the moment is beef. Quality beef.


Oh yeah, you can't get this stuff at Tesco or even Aeon.


Vacuum sealed for freshness. I have cooked and eaten the beef twice already. I have 3 more packets in the freezer.



Ah! Now I can get oxtail to make my Sup Buntut.

Oh wait. What do we have here?


Hee..hee..hee... baking stuff! Yay!


Baking pans. I have too many already. Most are gathering dust.


Pretty cupcake liners. I cannot resist.


Yum! Rows and rows of chocolates.


Even the naughty boozy ones.


Errr...Oats? Let's skip this. Next!


Imported biscuits. Now I can get Golden Oreos. Haven't bought any yet.

And there's a deli where you can get nice food.



I haven't tried it yet.



All I ever do is pass by and oogle at the salads.



And the pies.



I wonder who buys these expensive butter? Not me that's for sure.



Lovely imported yogurt but I cannot afford these.



And I found some exotic fruits. Stingy as I am, I finally caved in and bought a box of Physalis. I loved it. Sourish and sweetish. But I won't buy these too often because I have to conserve for my steaks. Hah!


35 comments:

  1. I guess Jaya is just as good? Tesco is British but in Plymouth, we would prefer Asda.

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    1. You mean Cold Storage? Yes, it is just as good. Really depends on how it is managed. I have seen rotting vegetables/fruits still sitting on the shelves in other supermarkets >.<

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    1. Yes, I wanna buy but at home still got a lot hee..hee...

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  3. Very convenient, semua ada, senang, one stop center kan

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  4. You're close to The Starling? Looks like there are some interesting spots opening over there.

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    1. Yes, very close! I am waiting for more shops to open.

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  5. i'm eyeing the beef too! with steak prices constantly shooting up at restaurants, this would certainly be an economical way to keep on enjoying our rib-eyes :D

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    1. That's right! DIY steaks from now on for me hee..hee...

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  6. You're comparing Tesco and AEON to this orang atas, expat level supermarket. Unfair comparison leh... hahahaha!!

    But then when it comes to fresh produce, I think the price is not that much different. Over CNY, I brought my mom to AEON to buy veggies, and she was shocked that some of the stuff there were cheaper than the pasar >.<

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    1. Perhaps I am being unfair hah..hah.. But one thing for sure is that, any supermarket atas or not, should not be displaying half dead vegetables/fruits on the shelves and the meat/fish section should not stink >.<

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  7. More choices.. One stop je kan.. So, senanglah..

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  8. I love Jaya Grocer too! More imported stuff and the prices are quite reasonable for some. My friend told me that the chicken sold there are anti something, that means no injection or something like that... I have yet to check it out though...

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    1. I noted that the perishables there are fresh not like other places where some vegetables/fruits past due date still sits on the shelves.

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  9. I have been to Jaya Grocer a few times and the food is fresh. But its not so convenient for me so my next option is Aeon Big where parking is not a problem.

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  10. If it has everything under one roof, I wouldnt mind. I love varieties and convenience.

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  11. When I first visited Jaya Grocer at Intermark, I was in awe just like you....hehe! ;)
    http://eatwhateatwhere.blogspot.my/2014/05/jaya-grocer-fresco-intermark-mall.html
    Unfortunately, mine isn't as close to me like yours is. For me, it's still in the city centre just like having to go to Pavilion or KLCC. Their selection of beef, fish and prawns are really good quality and fresh!

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    1. Looks like you got on to Jaya Grocer way before I did hee..hee... I think it is much better managed compared to the other supermarkets.

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  12. I like Jaya Grocer too and sure happy one opens at Gardens Mall to replace Cold Storage!

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  13. Same as lina, I am happy that Jaya Grocer is now in Gardens Mall so when I go to Midvalley Mall I can buy some grocery at Gardens Mall.

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  14. I mmg tak biasa dengan Jaya Grocer tapi pernah pergi masa pergi NU Sentral, bulan puasa 2 tahun lepas. Punyalah lama hihi ....

    I suka tengok salad dia PH. Variety. Terliur tau.

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    1. Agreed....kat Tesco dengan Aeon daging dia mmg nampak tak fresh
      langsung

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    2. Kan? That's why lah PH happy bebenor bila Jaya Grocer buka kat Starling. Sebelum balik rumah boleh masuk kejap shopping.

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  15. Jaya Grocer & Village Grocer are my favourite supermarket now :P Once I shopped at these 2 places, I can never go back to Tesco & Aeon Big >_<

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  16. I also love to shop at that Jaya Grocer as their tall shelves are very American styled and the air con is cold like Sapporo Winter. See you there!

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    1. You must be back from Hokaido :) Yes, see you there and strike lottery. LOL!

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  17. Hi Phong Hong, I'm surprised you got to snap all these photos. I always thought that taking photos at the stores aren't allowed as I have seen people been stopped when they do so.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! They are still new, so perhaps more relaxed on their rules. Nobody stopped me even though their staff saw me hee..hee.. But I am giving them good review, so should be ok lah.

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