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Call Carol Back – CCB -Craft Beer Bar, Chinatown KL

Call Carol Back – CCB -Craft Beer Bar, Chinatown KL

Call Carol Back – CCB – Craft Beer Bar, Chinatown KL

Words: Jacob Weber
Photos: Han Sen Hau

I’ll allow you to in on just a little secret.

There isn’t any “Carol”.

Rather, “Call Carol Back”—a cool retro-vibes cocktail bar in Chinatown—means one thing else completely.

Malaysians or seasoned expats would possibly instantly discover the initials and chuckle to themselves on the acronym.

Others of purer hearts and minds may be left bewildered.

Because CCB stands for a specific Malaysian Chinese expression which isn’t one thing you’d use in entrance of your mom. (And most actually not about your mom.)

That’s all I’m saying on the topic. I’m simply right here to speak in regards to the wonderful craft beer, inventive cocktails and hearty bar meals. 

CCB Call Carol Back KL

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

CCB is the downstairs neighbour to Good News Pizza (additionally owned by the Wyld Group, of PS150 fame) — which is nice information certainly after a number of cocktails. The remainder of CCB’s meals menu is fairly good, too, however we’ll get to that later—extra necessary issues to speak about.

CCB prides itself on a nice collection of craft beers, accessible from the fridge, on faucet, and as a surprisingly good base for inventive cocktails — or ‘hops cocktails’ as they’re recognized right here. Our host Ricardo tells us they’re an amazing introduction to craft brews for non-beer drinkers—or a compromise on cocktails for craft fans—and there’s lots of enjoyable available with playful mixtures and distinctive twists on conventional recipes.

And who’re we to argue with a person who takes care of the drinks menus throughout the entire Wyld Group’s shops?

CCB is a laid-back bar with a little bit of disco aptitude—there are glittering balls dangling from the ceiling and every little thing—and a contact of Wes Anderson about it. Funky colors, beer coasters formed like vinyl records, furnishings straight out of a 70s catalogue. Our photographer Han Sen is even wanting fabulous in high-waisted flared trousers and a flamboyant shirt. (Did he name forward to verify the theme?)

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
Selection of Craft Beer

Call Carol Back Craft Beer Menu

We calm down and get began. Like any good craft beer joint, the menu at CCB is continually refreshing (pun meant), with 5 varieties on faucet at any given time. When we go to, the celebrated native brewers Chill Bill are supplying the stuff within the barrels behind the faucets, and their drinks will quickly function as the bottom for many cocktails on the upcoming menu. Monica’s eyes gentle up as we’re informed this may give attention to traditional cocktails like Negronis and Old Fashioneds with a craft beer twist. I can see her making a psychological notice to return again quickly.

CCB can also be the retailer of To Øl, an modern Danish craft brewery, so as to add a European flavour to its well-stocked fridge of cans and bottles from suppliers throughout Asia. And, incomes Yum List bonus factors for sustainability, most further gadgets within the cocktail recipes, similar to syrups, are made out of scratch in-house.

Our first cocktail is an Instagram Filter (RM38), which gained’t be accessible by the point you learn this, however I’m going to let you know about it anyway to present you just a little style of what creativity you may count on from these guys. Dark rum and Campari mingle with blanched syrup and house-made pineapple-infused beer; in a method, it’s a twist on the traditional Jungle Bird, and in one other method, it’s utterly completely different. A punchy begin with a bitter end and a tasty journey alongside the way in which.

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
CCB Call Carol Back – Instagram Filter

Next up, our first introduction to To ØI’s choice: 45 Days Organic Pilsner (RM34). Lovely and light-weight, very quaffable—which is a completely regular factor to say—with a crisp end. Their Whirl Domination (RM38) is a contemporary IPA stuffed with aroma. Strong scent; nice style.

I’ve by no means heard of Gose beer (apparently, it’s of German origin and normally brewed with at the least 50% malted wheat), however Gose to Hollywood (RM36) is straight away considered one of my favorite punny beer names. And competitors is hard within the craft beer market. This selection, additionally by To ØI, is a salty, bitter, citrusy beverage brewed with “the most effective fruits California can supply”, which is the place the orangey edge comes from. It’s good and light-weight at solely 3.8%.

House of Pale (RM37) is our fourth and remaining unique Danish brew, a New England Pale Ale, gentle and full-bodied on the identical time, all crispy and juicy and scrumptious.

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
Craft Beer by To ØI

The Kizakura Kyoto Beer White Yuzu Ale (RM33) is a superb English-style beer with a Japanese contact: easy, refreshing and barely candy. The label says it’s the primary craft malt beverage from the Kizakura area, so add that to your pub quiz trivia information.

Bitter & Twisted (RM26) is an award-winning beer all the way in which from the UK’s Harviestoun Brewery. It is a pleasant golden ale with a crisp, fruity physique and a lingering lemon end. 

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Bitter & Twisted

Our final cease on the craft beer practice is the Hong Kong Black (RM31), a strong, wealthy, darkish stout with layers of espresso, cacao and caramel.

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling

CCB Call Carol Back Jalan Petaling
Beer by the Bottle – CCB Call Carol Back

Unsurprisingly, after a number of beers, we determined photographs could be an amazing concept. The F Word (RM28) from the Kamikaze menu catches our eye: house-made wasabi-infused vodka with flavoured kombucha. It’s named after what you’ll involuntarily say after you knock it again, and I can personally verify it’s applicable.

Equally applicable is ending with a dessert cocktail, Lost within the Forest (RM32); once more, this gained’t be accessible on the time of print, however I’m going to have fun its creativity anyway. Guinness and choco-Milo syrup are topped with home made Bailey’s and stout foam to create an attention-grabbing, candy, and robust concoction.

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Lost within the Forest

Food Menu

To take in the booze, we additionally order a collection of CCB’s finest bar meals. The Borneo Pizza (RM36) comes scorching from Good New Pizza’s wood-fired oven upstairs, with an ideal leopard-print crust. It’s wonderful, chewy, and crispy in all the correct locations. Sarawak black pepper offers a fiery end to enrich the wealthy ricotta sauce and contemporary mozzarella.

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Borneo Pizza
Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Quattro Formaggio Pizza – CCB Call Carol Back

The Chicken Tenders (RM32)—beer-battered, after all—are an amazing snack and go completely with the accompanying cheese dip. The slow-cooked Chilli Con Carne (RM 32) can also be wonderful consolation meals that goes effectively with any of the 80-plus beers accessible.

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Chicken Tenders
Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL

Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Chilli Con Carne

We weigh up another choice from the Kamikaze menu, however my notes are beginning to look just a little messy at this level. So maybe correctly, it’s time to move out into the Chinatown sundown.

Reasons to go to CCB – Call Carol Back: Unique hops-based cocktails with home made substances and modern interpretations on traditional recipes; wonderful worldwide craft beer choice accessible in cans/bottles and on faucet; pleasant service from a well-trained workers; funky atmosphere with a nice, laid-back vitality that’s uncommon to see on this vibrant a part of city; no-nonsense-but-good-quality meals menu with excellent pizza accessible from upstairs.

CCB Menu

CCB Menu
CCB Menu
CCB Menu

CCB Menu
CCB Menu
CCB Menu

CCB Menu
CCB Menu

CCB – Call Carol Back – Craft Beer Bar Chinatown KL
Ground Floor, 152, Petaling Street (subsequent to PS150)
City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
www.ccbkl.my
+6 03 7622 8705
[email protected]
@ccbkl.my

CCB – Call Carol Back Opening Hours
4.30 pm-1:00 am — Friday-Sunday & PH
4.30 pm-12:00 am — each different day

Find extra KL bar suggestions right here, and keep up-to-date on the most recent gourmand and journey happenings round Malaysia right here and right here.

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February 2, 2024 at 10:05PM

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