A very special cocktail bar that is located on the 7th floor of Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown; serving exciting potions that not just lip-smacking good, but also story telling.
I always adore how a cocktail tells its story. Just like the cocktail here in Jann, every creation is filled with an interesting story, bringing you on a tour around the Chinatown, allow you to immerse into every corner of Chinatown and to feel the vibes of the real historical Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur.
Dear Jann (Rm 50)
Secret garden rose gin, apricot liqueur, lime, Dolin Blanc
The signature gin based cocktail, served in an elegant flute glass alongside with a packet of Yong Chun Preserved Mandarin Peel. This is a very refreshing cocktail inspired by the hotel owner’s daughter. It has a floral and fruity note and balanced with a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt.
Bak Kwa – Jalan Hang Lekir (Rm 45)
Absolut, Grand Marnier, Lemon, Lapsang Tea Foam
Inspired from Jalan Hang Lekir’s Oloiya, the local meat jerky artisan who made his start selling orange juice. In this cocktail, the orange liqueur from the Grand Marnier resembles the original juice business while that piece of bah kwa take after the current meat jerky business. The aroma of the cocktail complemented well with the smokiness burnt bah kwa.
Tau Foo Fah – Jalan Petaling (Rm 40)
Plantation original dark rum, palm sugar pandan, tau foo fah
This Tau Foo Fah stall is my favourite since young. Every time come to Petaling Street, for sure I will queue up for a bowl of tau fu fah. And Jann made it into a dessert cocktail, added in with cincau; to eat/ drink with the classic ceramic spoon, silky smooth with a hint of alcohol How creative!
Great Master Kui – Jalan Tun HS Lee (Rm 40)
Xiang Pian-infused beefeater gin, Aperol, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit, lemon.
This will bring you to the nearby Sin Sze Si Ya Temple. The torched dried herbs take center stage in this smoky and aromatic tea cocktail. I like how the mixologists pair their master creation with different types of vessels, to ensure the concoction stand out along with the story. Very talented.
Vitality – Jalan Petaling (Rm 40)
Licorice-infused beefeater gin, elderflower liquer, chrysanthemum tea, Campari mist
Petaling Street’s last standing traditional Chinese medical hall gets a makeover with this herbal syrup, liquorice-infused gin and chrysanthemum brew.
Kapitan Yap (Rm 45)
Jackfruit-infused John Jameson, honey, lemon, egg white
Made with jackfruit infused jack daniel’s whiskey, it is named in honour of Yap Ah Loy.
Asam Laksa – Madras Lane (Rm 45)
Olmeca Reposado, Ginger Flower, Asam Keping, Orange Calamansi
Jalan Hang Lekir’s flavourful, tangy and spicy fish-based noodle has been around since 1942 and they recreated it into an aromatic gin based concoction.
Rojak – Jalan Sultan (Rm 40)
Bacardi carta Blanca, rojak sauce, ambra, pineapple, mango, calamansi
Rojak is always my favourite local snack; with cut fruits and prawn crackers or youtiao, dressed with the thick peanut-y prawn paste sauce that appeared in black. And this cocktail tasted exactly the same as the rojak, with refreshing sweet and sour white rum cocktail garnished with pickled fruit. Pretty confusing as you thought you might “drinking” rojak. Very interesting one.
Pak Choy (Rm 45)
Secret garden geranium, Pak Choy, lychee, lemon, sugar
“Pak” is translated as 100 and “choy” as wealth in Cantonese, a wealthy and prosperity cocktail!
It was available during Chinese New Year this year, a very interesting cocktail, appeared in elegant jade green and that piece of dehydrated pak choy was really something. Light and refreshing, tasted like a crisp of morning dew in the garden.
Prosperity (Rm 45)
Pu Er tea-infused Ballantine’s, mandarin orange, premium pineapple, passion fruits puree.
Mandarin oranges are great as gifts during Lunar New Year celebrations. ‘Kam’ in Cantonese also translated into gold. Feeling so prosperity with this drink, given an ang pow and a fortune cookie too.
Four Points by Sheraton, Chinatown
No 2, Jalan Balai Polis,
50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2035 7333
Sun to Thurs: 4pm – 12am
Fri to Sat: 4pm to 1am