Are you one of those who crave for the “I’m going to the Bar” experience, but don’t drink alcohol? Perhaps Jibril is the one for you.
I didn’t went to Jibril specifically for their drinks, but was tempted with a restaurant with interesting entrance and their salted egg butter chicken was very good. Hence there I went.
Jibril, where’s 20’s noir meets classy mocktails
Jibril is conceptualise in a speakeasy bar format and ride on the roaring 20’s à la life of the Great Gatsby. Tucked neatly in the heart of SS15, you’ll Jibril hiding behind Sang Kaya ice cream as the store front.
Push open the brick door and Jibril is right behind the door.
If you fancy drinking from a manly whisky glass, on the rocks, to the yummy looking salt-rimmed cocktails for the gals.. or even enjoying the bubbly effect from a champagne flute, Jibril can fulfil all that minus the alcohol in them.
Jibril have a total of 2-floors and the ground floor houses about 9 – 10 tables at most. They have a bar top upfront where it display a range of drinking glasses and the mocktail essentials.
What to order in Jibril?
Salted Egg Butter Chicken is the reason why I’m in Jibril, hence that’s my first order. The salted egg butter sauce was very creamy, 1 of the best that I have tried so far. They even have extra sauce in another small plate.
If we have a scoring range, then it would be 4/5 as some side vegetable dishes would be a good add-on to the plate, as the sauce can be quite overwhelming at some point.
We also ordered their Red Butter Chicken. This one taste a little vinegary and have some spicy kick to it. To be honest, it tasted a little like Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken. But nonetheless, it was quite tasty.
Their Javanese Fried Chicken (Ayam Penyet) was looking good in the menu and we give it a try. The ayam penyet here is way better than the versions out there.
The chicken skin is well marinated and crispy while remain juicy on the inside. The sambal sauce is savoury, fragrant and have a very good kick to them.
As for drinks, we did ordered for a try. First is Potter. Written on the menu, it says butter beer and it tasted somehow like a root beer float with very creamy vanilla ice cream in it. Was it supposed to taste like that?
We also ordered Tesla. This one here is a mixture of passionfruit with Ambarella (Kedondong). It tasted slightly sour but it was very refreshing. Both drinks are served in whisky glass and rounded ball ice, just like what you will have for ordering whisky on the rock in a normal bar.
Jibril have its own attraction and if you’re one of those who fancy mocktail or perhaps just didn’t feel like taking alcohol that night, there is where you should go.
Location & Contact Details of Jibril
Address: 25, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Price Range: Total damage was around RM75 for 3 dishes and 2 drinks. I will say, it’s pretty affordable.
How to get there: You can take the MRT and alight at Subang Jaya station. From there, it will take a 5-minutes walk and when you saw the Sang Kaya ice cream, Jibril is right behind that.