Have you ever heard of “grocerant”? It is a word combination of grocer and restaurant. This concept is still new for us Malaysians, we would say. However, if you are up for something new, here’s the place for you.
Fresco is an open concept restaurant whereby it is located in the middle of a grocery store, Jaya Grocer. What’s interesting about this Italian concept restaurant is that you can ask them to cook and prepare the food for you. Here’s how; first, you will need to purchase the meat, seafood, or poultry from the supermarket. Then, simply ask them to cook it for you the way you like it. Final step, you just have to wait at your table for your chef-made cuisine to arrive. Don’t worry, you will only have to pay a small fee for a super delicious dish.
If you’re not in the mood to shop for meat and seafood, the eatery also offers ala-carte menu ranging from pastas to pizzas. Besides that, there’s menu set meals which consist of chicken, lamb, lasagna and so much more. Customers will have to choose a variety of side dishes to enjoy alongside the main dish. The prices are pretty reasonable.
What you will love most about this restaurant is the fact that is it tax free. Yes, you read it right. You can enjoy a beautifully chef-prepared steak with a very reasonable price and no tax. What’s not to love about that?
However, since the place is located right in the middle of the groceries area, it can get a little noisy and there's also a lack of privacy as people are passing by to do their grocery shopping. Still, for reasonably priced foods, it is a factor you may be willing to overlook.