Jaya One

jaya one start

Jaya One is synonymous for great food outlets. It’s what people do when they’re heading down – eat, drink and be merry. I’m not very familiar with the other side of Jaya One (the part where Cold Storage is) until Imm Ai brought us on a tour of the lesser known section of the place.

sri kulai me

I went there with no expectations whatsoever but I was mighty pleased coz I managed to get a lot of stuff done!

jaya one seafood

First off, there is a money changer at the place. I grabbed the Korean Won from my old place and wanted to head to CIMB to change it to RM coz I was running short of cash. However, a massive traffic jam gave me a premonition I would probably have to do it another day (and miss cooking since my credit card is maxed out) so I just drove straight to Jaya One.

jaya one currency

Well, guess what? They have a licensed money changer there! Hot damn!

This was TOTALLY UNPLANNED. It’s real one, not cheat one, and I even have the receipts to prove it. Heh! I got a little less than RM 1,000 for my Korean Won which was enough for me to shop for groceries for my Turkey stew with quail eggs, Portobello mushrooms and apples.

jaya one me

This, my friends, is killing two birds with one stone.

a slice of heaven

Anyway, we were made to feel like VIPs thanks to Imm Ai, Lorraine and Vivian who arranged the entire thing. Iza was there as well.

a slice of heaven offerings

A Slice of Heaven gave us cupcakes and was very hospitable to us.

sri kulai offerings

The shop opposite it – Sri Kulai, specializes in microwavable Malaysian halal food and we had a complete tasting of their menu.

sri kulai

My only regret is stuffing myself before I went there. I was surprised that microwave food tastes so good. It’s very convenient for people like me who works an average of 12 hours a day.

sri kulai microwave

It’s not like you can cook every single day (that is my hobby, I do it weekends) so this affords a level of convenience for reasonably tasty food.

sri kulai izza

I particularly enjoyed the sambal prawns and the chicken rice.


Heading up, there are cosmetic outlets, pewter jewelers, florists, gift shops, tech stores and more!


Daily Books gave me a tome called Less Stress. I needed that. T_T

a chic store

There is also a boutique called A Chic Store which kindly furnished me with a new piece of garment to wear. I have a notoriously limited wardrobe so that was nice.

a chic store us



However, the best schwag of the day goes to Crown Furniture and Carpets.

Check out the carpet they gave us! It’s damn awesome okay. It’s as long as I am tall (which makes it around 171 cm or so) and it’s just perfect for my studio.

crown carpet me

It’s currently nesting at the lounge of my studio apartment.

cold storage

The anchor tenant is Cold Storage. As previously mentioned I wanted to go there anyway since I had to get supplies for my stew project. I like Cold Storage coz of the variety of stuff you can get there. Deli meat, fresh and frozen seafood, pasta, it’s heaven for someone who loves cooking. That’s why I prefer Cold Storage and other import specialty hypermarkets.

cold storage montage

I am not ashamed to admit that I’m one of the people who DON’T buy Malaysia. I’ll buy Malaysian goods when it’s up to international standards coz once you’ve seen the best, you won’t go back. πŸ™‚

jaya one contest

Oh, and they have this Christmas contest until 13th December where you can stand a chance to win a RM 1,000 gift voucher if you spend RM 50 and above on a single receipt. I can only do two submissions though coz I ran up a RM 156.20 bill on food and a RM 135.00 slip for non-halal food and alcohol. I should have separated it. T_T

jaya one specialty

Nevertheless, it was a good outing. I got my foreign currency changed, visited a lot of specialty stores and managed to get my grocery shopping done.

jaya one cart

Jaya One – it’s not just for food. You’ll be surprised at the variety of enterprises operating there. You get free parking too if you go to Cold Storage to get your weekly stipend of groceries.

jaya one end

I <3 coz it’s convenient and I managed to get all my stuff done in a single day at a single place.

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59 thoughts on “Jaya One”

  1. KY: Yeah, I was surprised too! A whole different Jaya One than what I know. πŸ™‚
    hitomi: I enjoyed doing this. Haha! It was like everything fell into place. I brought my Korean Won, intending to change it at CIMB (coz they match the rate when you bought it for 2 months) but was rushing to Jaya One, so managed to get it changed there. Had to do grocery shopping too and was heading there anyway. One of the rare times where it’s just your day. πŸ™‚
    Managed to do everything there.
    FeeQ: Er… πŸ™‚
    Maxloon120: Yup, I really love the place too! Especially Cold Storage. πŸ™‚
    jg: It tastes awesome too! πŸ™‚
    chefmel: Yup, that’s the best thing about them, it’s why I love going too. You can experiment with different stuff when cooking. πŸ™‚
    eiling: Thanks Eiling! πŸ™‚
    Appreciate the kind comments!
    Cheers: Heh! I really enjoyed doing this one – totally within my interests! πŸ™‚
    amat: Thanks Ahmad! πŸ™‚
    sharon: Cheers! Nope, I’m not attached at the moment. πŸ™‚
    Bangsar-bAbE: Thanks Sue! Coming from a copywriter that means a lot to me. =D
    ah nel: True, premium prices for premium products! πŸ™‚

  2. SW: Hmm…I…er, kinda…forgot about the prices, but it’s not so different from what you’ll expect to pay in cities. I miss PJ coz I can get a GREAT meal for RM 10 while in my new work place I can’t get the same food for the same price. I’ll check for you k? πŸ™‚
    Kelvin Tan: Cheers Kelvin! It’s a part of Jaya One that not many people know about (except for Cold Storage) and I was surprised there is a lot of outlets there too. πŸ™‚

  3. Wong How Jun: Having a dSLR has some plus points. The biggest one for me is that it’s so huge it’s hard to misplace or drop. πŸ˜‰

  4. HB, what a way to spend your time it seem so much fun at this store or mall. Now you got a kitchen again it must lot of fun now cooking. You should get a grill or steamboat pot. Yakiniku is also great for friends get together.

  5. Yiling: Eh, that is my hair now. πŸ™‚
    I cropped it shorter than when we last met at Cubes.
    Erica: Yup, the kitchen is the best part about the studio – very nifty and just nice for cooking (without have a large surface area for cleaning). πŸ™‚
    thenomadGourmand: Cheers mate! Heh! Glad I was able to help. Have a good week buddy! πŸ™‚

  6. CT: Heh! I really enjoyed doing this coz I shop there for cooking material too. πŸ™‚
    If I ever do a Tak Nak campaign or Abstinance from Drinking campaign, then that statement will be true. πŸ˜‰

  7. J2Kfm: Yeah, I didn’t know too coz I usually go for the food and Cold Storage only. However, there are heaps of shops that I didn’t discover until that day. πŸ™‚

  8. HUAI BIN! hahaha.. i duno why i read ur turkey stew post for more than 4 times today oledi!!!!!!
    hahahaha!! soo.. please cook more ok!! its so interesting to see u coook!!!

  9. Hey HB,
    Wow, damn shiok shopping centre. Can get everything, even cute girls (pic 11). Not too sure about pic 12 though, whose breast are those, cute though, ha ha ha
    Can you get steak at the cold storage? Show us how to make steaks dude.

  10. yienyien: Haha! It’s pretty good stew. Thanks for reading, it took us a long time to cook it. πŸ™‚
    Okay, will do! I’ll cook again this weekend! πŸ™‚
    rocket: That pair belongs to the proprietor of a shop. πŸ˜‰
    You have keen eyes indeed. Haha!
    Yeah, you can even get a huge salmon (about 90 cm or so) fillet in Cold Storage.
    Alrighty, next cooking post! πŸ™‚

  11. cumidanciki: Thanks! I lost a bit but it’s a minimal amount. I would have gotten a bit over RM 1,000 with CIMB rate protection but yeah it was more convenient to do it this way. πŸ™‚
    wan2911: Glad you like it. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  12. A Slice of heaven is defintely a must visit!
    Jaya 33’s been booming and it’s got a huge variety of tenants which deserve more customers!
    Great post Huai Bin!

  13. stephy-nie: I’m actually craving for that microwaved chicken rice. I haven’t had dinner. :S
    libraco: Yup, I used to hang out there coz it’s really close. It still is kinda close but not as closed as the place where I used to stay. πŸ™‚
    Lyn: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Yeah, that area is really booming now.
    Unfortunately I’m living in a KL postcode nowdays. :S
    ameer: Yeah, it’s good eh? I didn’t even know there are so many shops there. πŸ™‚
    cyclonmaster: Awesome! You have an eye for detail. πŸ™‚

  14. tedrichie: Cafes can be big business. I have a friend who operates one and just fucking reaps it in. It’s like money grows on trees for him. πŸ™‚

  15. Renise: Yup, this is the part where most people miss. I usually only go to the F&B outlets only, never been here except Cold Storage. It was fun to see all the shops there. πŸ™‚

  16. How.. cold storage there is really big … the one here, … well i’m extremely dissapointed .. i even saw them still selling EXPIRED items .. and yet they say its FRESH .. lol …

  17. DD: Yeah, the Cold Storage at Jaya One is my favorite. Lots of items to choose from. πŸ™‚
    Rara: Heh! Yeah, we were covering this. It was a lot of fun! I love to do stuff that I really like and this is one of them. I like cooking so it’s a natural combination. πŸ™‚

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