Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Red Chamber @ Taman OUG

Taman OUG's new hideout for cocktails channels a sultry sense of old-world Oriental atmospherics, complete with furnishing that includes a vintage erhu bowed instrument and a canopy bed frame built in Shanghai in the 1970s. The soundtrack preserves the nostalgic mystique, buoyed by seven-decade-old serenades like Yao Lee's The Spring Breeze Kisses My Face and Zhou Xuan's Night Life in Shanghai, echoing through a crumbling shop-house setting.
It's nice to finally see some potently pleasurable potions in this neighbourhood: The Red Chamber's bartender Derrick has curated close to a dozen original cocktails, with playfully sensuous names like Mistress (vodka with rosemary and torched cinnamon), Playboy (with Earl Grey tea and smoked lavender) and Sleepless Nights (with peanut butter and a double shot of espresso). Well-crafted enough that residents of OUG no longer need to venture outside for their cocktail fix.

The Red Chamber
Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3, Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur. Above HKD Tit Tar chiropractor. Open 8pm-12am; closed Thursdays.



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9 comments:

  1. Oh my.. love love the decor! :D

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, makes it a nice place to linger for a few hours :)

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  2. Seem like there are a lot of such upstairs bars popping up recently~

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, partly for the benefit of lower rental!

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  3. so eclectically chinois....time to don the cheongsam in my wardrobe

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    1. Suzie: if i had a cheongsam, i might join you! ;)

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  4. Is this what would be called a speakeasy? Dowdy on the outside and once inside whoa! The decor is vavavoom! Too bad I don't drink.

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    1. Phong Hong: yep, this is the speakeasy-inspired style of cocktail bars that have become fashionable in kl! :)

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  5. I have been to this place several times. The perfect event starts with an extraordinary location, like this. Thanks to my friend for introducing me to this party venue. I will definitely be coming back.

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