El Sids Bar @ Damansara & Latin Tropical Yokos @ Changkat

July 18, 2013

The proof is in the pisco: Heres intoxicating evidence that South American flavors are becoming the toast of this town. Before we begin: Salud!

First up, parking is certain to seem even scarcer soon at Medan Damansara, as hordes of customers will tango a trail here to El Sids Cocktail Bar.

Geoff Siddles new venture, the Latin American cousin of Sids Pubs, is breezy & easy-going, splashed with riotous colors that make this bar rather ravishing.

The signs are clear: Expect to sip Ketangos, Margaritas, Batidas, Mojitos, Pinascas, Sangrias, Daiquiris, Cuba Libres & Caipirinhas. And snack on South American snacks.

El Sids Bar formally opens Friday, July 19.
El Sids Cocktail Bar,
1, Jalan Setiapuspa, Bukit Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Same row as Sri Ayutthaya, Jakes & Passage To India.

Equally enticing: The long-running Yokos at Changkat Bukit Bintang has endured a major renovation & overhauled its menu, transforming from a Japanese restaurant into Latin Tropical Yokos, a Colombian one (!).

Carimanolas, Colombian cassava fritters stuffed with chicken & cheese. Moreish to the max.

Whats wrapped in these plantain leaves? Something delicious, we hope.

 Might be tamales tolimenses, pork, peas & eggs bundled in cornmeal.

Or could be ayacas, beef-filled corn cakes that taste, well, rather rustic.

 Colombian Nectar Licor Anisado, alongside Colombian Flag & Bahama Mama cocktails.

Latin Tropical Yokos,
36, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2144-3378