p Picks and Pecks: review: jones the grocer

Saturday, July 30, 2011

review: jones the grocer

Address: Block 9 #1-12, Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapoe, 247697
Phone: +65 6476 1512
E-mail: dempseyhill@jonesthegrocer.com


Tucked away in a corner of Dempsey is Jones the Grocer, a brunch delight cum food emporium, a gourmet food store that feeds.

Take for example a classic BLT. Jones the Grocer uses 
  1. thick-cut tomatoes
  2. a smidgen of lettuce
  3. back bacon (instead of the streaky kind so you don't get a mouthful of grease)
  4. generous portion of ripe avocado
  5. a bunch of watercress
All this piled on foccacia bread, in a heap so high you cannot hope to eat it all in one bite - a sandwich greater than the sum of its parts. Really, it all boils down to using good ingredients, since the BLT didn't come with any mayo to mask the taste of the filling. There was a squirt of garlic aioli, but it did not overpower the flavour, and since it was on the bottom of the foccacia, did not intrude on the palate.

Jones the Grocer seats people communal style, so you're elbow-to-elbow with other fellow brunchers. A good place to get a solid meal in the morning after a Saturday night out, and to pick up stuff for dinner later on. I am always very tempted by their cheese room, but transporting a wedge of cheese back to KL in an enclosed car is probably not the best idea!

Address: Block 9 #1-12, Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapoe, 247697
Phone: +65 6476 1512
E-mail: dempseyhill@jonesthegrocer.com