From the fearless samurai outfit that greets its patrons at the entrance to the display of aged Japanese whiskey lined up behind the bar counter, Kenshin is Shawn’s vision of paying homage to the military nobility and professional boxers of the 20th century. As co-founder Shawn Lee puts it, Kenshin is a treasure trove of stories. Taking over Tate at the Intermark, the Japanese bar is helmed by mixologist and co-founder Osmund Bernard, influenced by the flavours of Southeast Asia. Split into different regions: Malaya, Borneo, Siam, Java and Sumatera, the influences of Kenshin is a cocktail of culture, tales, and tipples.
KENSHIN, G-03A Ground Floor, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Putting a twist on the local favourite Jungle Bird, the Jungle Man falls under the Malaya region. What better way to channel Malaysian flavours than to convert food into drink? The star of this cocktail is cempedak rum combined with sweet vermouth along with tropical juices. For a hint of its culinary roots, a dash of spice is added.