One of a place that is well known for Happy Hour and now it had slowly making its shift. With the current trend, one can look for new concept of drinking place which is Ojos. A cocktail bar in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya that looks very uninviting where it gives the perception as it is an outlet which is not operating.
[No Longer in Operation]
What you will discover from behind the thick wooden door where it will transport you to a dimmer dimension where it certainly have a class on its own. Luxury leather couch on the left with some high table further behind and not to miss their huge alcohol rack on the right which is nicely light up with 3 professionals mixologist that ready to entice your taste bud.
Further then discover that they are more like a cocktail bar rather in Speakseasy Bar.
They do not serve food here, however they have some Taiwanese Snacks for you to nibble.
We have decided to sit at the bar and talk to the mixologist and only found out that they are actually from Taiwan. Mention by them, Taiwan have already reach on the mature stage where competition is stiff and cocktail bar or Speakseasy concept is like 7-11 on the main district area. With both their main mixologist Min & David from Kaohsiung,I must say both of them are rather impressive.
Before I start off, I am not a fan of cocktail however, I am picking it up slowly.
Another upcoming mixologist from Penang which he have learn to raise his bar of standard and also by having a great mentor in Penang from Ben (which operates Mish Mash). I believe we certainly have seen teh tarik in our childhood till now and this would be my first time seeing cocktail mixing tarik with flame. To get a thorough flavour of mixing.
We hit both of their snacks, Taiwanese Sausage @ RM 12 which is nothing much to shout about.
Their POP Corn Chicken Taiwanese [email protected] RM 19 is something to die for. Love their spicy powder and fried to prefection with great aroma and hint of spiciness at the end. I ended up 2 rounds of this by myself. Highly Recommended.
Cocoacabana @ RM 48
Well presented that top with cotton candy and champange glass coated with cocoa powder with a great mix of Smirnoff Vodka, Creme de Casis, White Wine, Lime, Cotton Candy, Ojos ginger Syrup, Ginger Ale. It is more like a ladies drink, with its well balance of flavour and to push the cotton candy into it and allow it to melt and create another layer of flavour. Very interesting.
I am impress with their flavour for Cresent Moon @ RM 48, – Maker’s Mark, White Wine, Honey, Tie Kuan Yin & Grapefruit. It is like a premium tea taste with mild nice alcoholic at the end with sweet honey taste.
Dutch Garden @ RM 55
Gordon Gims, Pimm’s No.1, Southern Comfort, Lime, Ginger Ale, Flower. Presentation wise, would be a nice drink for your girlfriend as the cocktail is serve like a bouquet of flowers and they cleverly played with fresh ingredients by freezing it into ice cube and allow the melting process to blend with the cocktail mix.
Went back to classic as I have heard about this drink alot – Old Fashion and first time tried it in a classic method. Girls would love it as it is easy to drink and well mix up.
Saw one of their Bourbon Whiskey that looks very interesting and ask for a shot. Was told by Min that Maker’s Mark is a great mixture for cocktails with its character that able to maintain its character and also pairs well with other mixer. I certainly do not mind to own a bottle of this.
Poisedon Tequilla @ RM 45 : Sauza Tequilla, Lychee Liqueur, Orange, Grapefruit and Lime
Royale Sundae @ RM 58 – Remy Martin VSOP, Frangelico, Mozart Chocolate Liquer, Egg Yolk
This is Min the main Mixologist from Taiwan and I think it is worth to check them out if you are a cocktail lover.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7.5/10 ,worth to give it a try! -Stamped-