Thursday, December 1, 2016

First FamilyMart store in Malaysia - Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Kuala Lumpur

Finally FamilyMart opened its first store in Malaysia. Located in Wisma Lim Foo Yong at Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur. From my observation, FamilyMart does offers something more on top of existing convenience store chains that we have in Malaysia. With new player in place, it does provide more choices for the consumers and raise the standard of our convenience stores. In overseas, FamilyMart does provide many facilities to their customers such as toilet, free wifi, eating place, oden, bill payment, photocopy service, electronic payment options and even send parcel. The first FamilyMart in Malaysia does have those facilities but still need improvement. Since FamilyMart is new here, do expect to queue to get your stuff. Lets take a look on how does our first FamilyMart perform.

First FamilyMart in Malaysia. Distinctive green, blue and white signboard. Lack of welcome music when enter the store.

Located within the compound of Wisma Lim Foo Yong office building.

50% off green tea/French vanilla ice cream.

Wide selection of onigiri and bento sets. Good for quick lunch or dinner.

Onigiri selection is quite limited. Mostly chicken mayo flavour.

Bento set of nasi lemak, fried rice and biryani.

Imported ice-cream from Japan and Korea.

Ice-cream price at MYR6.90 each.

Wide selection of bakery products.

Long queue since the shop is still new. Many people queue for their oden including me.

Many would like to try their oden. This is first time that oden offered in convenience store. Its popular in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Customer can choose either dashi broth or tom yam.

Staff are very busy here as queue are long even after dinner time.

Another options for coffee lover.

Chart to show how to order your oden set. Pick a starter set either corn, tamago set, fish cake, dalkon or fish ball. Then choose your add on items.

Wide choices of fried items such as cheese fish tofu, katsu chicken, fried chicken and cheese sausage.

If you like to have comfort food, they have hot buns/pau as well. They have curry chicken, kaya, red bean and BBQ chicken pau.

My portion of oden. Fish cake with vegetables and fish ball. Taste wise is moderate. The dashi broth is too salty for me.

Recycle bins.

Table and seats provided for customers to enjoy their food. It even has international power plug.

Bakery section.

Queue still long even after I finished my meal.

Japanese toilet. Hope to see more convenience stores provide clean toilet.

Overall, its a good start. The pricing however is slight higher compared to other convenience stores but quality wise is great. The shop is well stocked, bright and does have items which are not available in other convenience stores.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.150573, 101.709101
Address: Wisma Lim Foo Yong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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