Here's a brief list of various grocers around town. Most of them sell imported food stuffs mainly from Europe, UK and USA.
2. Ben's Independant Grocer/BIG:
3. The Village Grocer:
They have a large organic section and their fruit and veg always look nice. I can get basically everything here that I need, including a non-halal/pork section (remember to pay for pork separately at the section before checking out). Also has a small bakery and wine and beer section.
Cold Storage is a bit bigger than Village Grocer and you'll find more imported products here. I found Rusks, Bakers Biscuits, Ina Paarman's range of sauces and spices, Simba chips and Nik Naks at the one in IPC shopping centre next to Ikea.
I'm still looking for boerewors though......or I might have to try making it myself!
At the end of the day, don't go to Tesco first. If you've just arrived in KL and in need of some familiarity then look at Village Grocer, Cold Storage or BIG.
Also to mention, they don't charge for plastic packets and after a month and a half here I have a collection of bags that fills two cupboards. Now I re-use them when I go to the shops.
I also keep a cooler bag in my boot. This is especially helpful when you've just bought chicken and ice-cream and get stuck in a traffic jam on your way home.....melt melt melt!
Happy shopping everyone!