If you are a honey lover like me in KL, chances are you would have come across Jungle House while window shopping at in One Utama Shopping Centre, Mid Valley Mega Mall, Pavilion Elite, Central I-City, D Pulses or the IOI City Mall… or if you are in Penang, then perhaps at the Queensbay Mall… Before I really got to know the brand, I was a fan of the freshly made honey drinks they sold…
Anyway am here to share more about Jungle House….
Jungle House is touted the first honey specialty store in Malaysia, and stands unique with their tagline “All Things Honey” - advocating appreciation for honey and cultivating a honey culture for health-conscious Malaysians….
And fans of Jungle House or even fans of honey or those who know the many benefits of this liquid gold will be excited to know Jungle House has a unique 9th outlet, which also happens to be the first with a café concept at Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 3…..
The quaint-looking Bangsar outlet is a quintessential lifestyle haven with an alfresco and in-door setting where customers can leisurely enjoy a wide repertoire of honey-inspired F&B items including Honey Breakfast Oats, Russian Honey cakes, varieties of Croffles (cross between croissant and waffle), honey coffee, tea and juices – all paired with specific types and flavours of honey….
The new café allows you to stop by for a quick bite and sip of your favourite honey cakes and beverages in a very cosy and therapeutic environment….
And well of course, you can also shop for your favourite honey, beverage, honeycombs to various thematic and beautifully-crafted gift sets and personal care items like totebags, honey soap series, face masks and other merchandises here at this Jungle House store!!!!
Yours truly was one of the lucky ones invited over to check out this amazing store and it was so much more then I could imagine!!!
The idea of Jungle House was conceptualised on an adventurous trek into the deep jungles of Garut in West Java, Indonesia many years ago when the co-founders and owners , husband and wife team - Mr Paul Poh and Ms Ashley Lam chanced upon a company of indigenous bee hunters who offered them a taste of fresh, jungle honey.
The honey was pure, organic, unadulterated, raw, flavoured only by the flowers that the honeybees visit for nectar and pollen, unlike the honey they have tasted previously….
And while Paul was new to the honey business, Ashley was already involved in honey retail business since 2007, hence began a business partnership of Jungle House in 2018….
Jungle House’s Chief Business Officer Ashley Lam explained, “Besides bringing this healthy, delicious honey to urban cities and the rest of the world, Paul and I were touched by these kind and generous bee hunters, seeing their challenges, difficulties and dangers of the job that brings little income, yet still committed to their craft. We want to help these hardworking bee hunters to make a proper living while harvesting honey responsibly.”
Jungle House aims to bring raw unadulterated honey from hive to home, working with the indigenous communities mainly from the wild jungles of Indonesia and some from Thailand and Malaysia.
Jungle House’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Poh believes in improving and sustaining the bee industry, protecting the world by teaching the right beekeeping methods to save the ecosystem through bee population protection.
With Jungle House, Paul & Ashley is committed to making the world a better place, as they bring you the gift of 100% pure, natural, raw, organic honey from the jungles of the world, straight to your home.
Honey is known as natural remedy, or superfood. People throughout the world has hailed the health benefits of honey for thousands of years. Rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and enzyme, consume a spoonful of honey daily to keep your immunity strong and healthy.
Jungle House has more than 10 types of natural flavours – mono-floral, raw, pure, natural honey without any addition of artificial flavouring such as Royal Black (nectar extracted from Mahoni tree), Royal White (Kiawe flower nectar),Jungle’s Heart (Strawberry flower nectar), Yellow Love (Linden flower nectar), Sweettooth (mango flower nectar), Jungle’s Eye (longan flower nectar), Pink Lady (cotton flower nectar), Roast Cube (coffee flower nectar), Citrus Bloom (orange flower nectar) & Fruit Boss (durian flower nectar).
Jungle House provides daily honey as well as highly concentrated premium wild jungle honey such as Royal Black and Royal White honey which are very rare and contains high medicinal nutrition to benefit health immensely. Each drop of honey is precious and rare due to low supply from the wild jungles, and not harvested in farms. Hence, Jungle House sees the need to preserve the bee colony so that both the ecosystem and business are sustainable…
Ashley adds, “In the current endemic situation, having to live with Covid makes it even more important to build up our body’s immunity level, and we can do that by taking superfood like honey. Meanwhile it is our vision to have Jungle House’s presence in major cities in the country and region through carefully- planned expansion. And we are committed to making the world a better place, as we bring you the gift of 100% pure, natural, raw, organic honey direct from jungles of the world to homes”.
During the event, consultant dietitian, Ms Indra Balaratnam shared about the nutrition and benefits on honey as it is known as one of the superfoods which help boost the body’s immunity. “Honey comes with many nutritious benefits, being a powerhouse of minerals and vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes compounds which assist our body to increase its immunity and protect our health. Besides that, honey has properties which make it antibacterial and antimicrobial so it's good for the body and helps to soothe coughs and sore throat which make it useful to combat covid symptoms,” said Indra.
Indra also demonstrated two honey recipes i.e Quinoa Chicken Salad With Jungle House Royal Black Balsamic Vinaigrette and Jungle House Overnight Oats. She said honey is highly versatile and can be incorporated into many recipes to enhance the taste or use as a key ingredient. It augurs well for the culinary creativity, the tastebuds and health all at the same time,” quipped Indra.
Did you know that it takes four elements, which are the bees, the flowers, the jungles, the weather, and the delicate ecosystem, all which has to be harmoniously thriving to contribute to the delicious taste, distinct flavours and amber tones of the honey that is harvested.
Mr Deden Hamdan, who was a former banker before becoming a bee hunter for the last 10 years who has been collaborating with Jungle House on the supply of raw honey for the company since 2018 says “The challenges of bee industries are nature elements such as climate change & forest reduction and unscrupulous vendors that temper with the quality of honey through adulteration. That is why we take extra care that the quality of our honey is of the purest & freshest and it is being collected, stored and transported in the most efficient and hygienic condition”
I definitely had an awesome time trying out their honey.. did you know that honey can also be bitter!!! That’s the Royal Black honey and naturally it is densely nutritious!!! Personally I love the Royal White (Kiawe flower nectar),Jungle’s Heart (Strawberry flower nectar), Yellow Love (Linden flower nectar) and Roast Cube (coffee flower nectar)!!!
And be sure to try out their Russian Honey cakes (first originated when it was created for the Russian queen) and “Honey-misu” - a healthier version of Tiramisu but just as delicious if not more dessert!!!!! Am sooooo loving it!! My personal favourites!!!!
Be sure to check out Jungle House lifestyle store and cafe here at Bangsar Telawi (same row as Alexis) or one of their outlets in One Utama Shopping Centre, Mid Valley Mega Mall, Pavilion Elite, Central I-City, D Pulses, IOI City Mall, & Queensway Mall. The outlets come with only a retail section.
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