Jargon @ Menara Standard Chartered

May 29, 2015

A cool menu & a cheerful team make this confident cafe potentially worth checking out for folks working in the city centre.
June 2015 Update: Jargon is now permanently closed.

Come for the sunshine, stay for the stuffed peppers; Jargon's speciality is Bulgarian-inspired baked bell peppers, bursting with rice & morsels of lamb & veggies (RM17). It's the ideal introduction to a selection that's sprinkled with European flourishes, from Greek-style moussaka to Italian-inflected fusilli pasta to French baguette sandwiches to straight-up British fish & chips.

Everything we tried seemed well-priced & well-prepared: Balkan-spiced, tangy-savoury chicken broth (RM13), a lamb burger with the works (RM27), a Russian salad of diced potatoes with beef sausage slices, gherkins & carrots in mayo-mustard sauce (RM9), & a thick broccoli soup (RM10). Nicely nourishing enough for a pleasant hour-long escape from the office cubicles.

There's Italian illy coffee, but if cocktails are available (Mojitos & Margaritas), order those instead. Note: This visit was in 2014; Jargon's menu might have evolved somewhat since then, but most of the items above should still be offered at similar prices.

Ground Floor, Menara Standard Chartered, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. 
Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm; Sat, 10am-7pm. Tel: 03-2110-2313

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