JOLOKO: Afro-Carribbean Restaurant Bar
The current climate has caused businesses to change, with many finding new ways to not only keep their businesses running, but also ensuring that their patrons get to take a part of their experience home with that, and that is exactly what Afro-Caribbean JOLOKO has done. From their taste amalgamation of fusion Afro-Caribbean cuisine, to their impeccable mezcal and organic wine selection, you have to order to know what the full experience is really like.
Covid-19 Prevention Food Delivery Service
The Covid-19 has cause nationwide fear of people interacting with each other, and that’s why businesses have found new ways of delivering their service to your doorstep. From ensuring everything is sanitised and re-sanitised, the restaurant ensures that every step is taken to reduce contamination and the spread of the coronavirus.
JOLOKO Menu: Afro-Carribbean Cuisine
To those not acquainted with this form of cuisine, flavours are typically a mash of ingredients like cassava and plantain, with beans and lentils making quite the appearance, and some of its most iconic dishes including the jerk chicken and the jollof rice. JOLOKO however, expands on their menu to include modern Mexicana and hints of Tex-Mex. They currently have 3 menus: –
Bread and Dip: Avocado, Spinach, Banana Flower and Burrata
The bread and butter dip which comes with a nice creamy avocado and spinach dip, which goes well with the bread. Perfect to have while watching a film.
Guava Glazed Prawn Tostadas
One of the signatures, the guava glazed tostada is full of flavour and is definitely a must order if you’ve never been to JOLOKO. The relish adds a nice zest to the dish, which complements the prawns perfectly.
One of the small plates, the carnitas is actually quite filling, with its intense flavour over long time cooking. The dish had the pronounced flavours of thyme, oregano, cumin and bay leaf, and is quite close to a mild curry of sorts. Went really well with the tortillas.
Spicy Fried Chicken Tenders
This typical Tex-Mex dish was very simple, yet very delicious. Simply made with battered and deep-fried chicken breast, what makes it special is the spicy sauce. Definite one for the spicy fans. Makes such a good accompaniment to beer.
Pulled Jackfruit Tamales
The tamale is made with masa, a corn-based dough and pulled jackfruit, which has the texture of pulled pork. This vegan option makes a nice small plate, which almost feels like it has meat but is completely meat-free.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Mango Relish
One of the best dishes on the menu, the Jamaican jerk chicken is brined giving it quite the flavour, with a little spice and sweet and tangy mango relish to complete the dish. We highly recommend this dish.
US Hanger Steak
Hay smoked, chili and seaweed rub
The hanger cut is one of those cuts usually not sold, therefore this butcher’s cut is usually kept for the butchers themselves. The US hanger steak was full of flavour, one that you would not get with a more premium cut, like how a rump has more flavour than a tenderloin. The seaweed rub and smoked hay lends a umami to the dish, making this dish probably one of the best on the menu.
Spinach Salad with Butternut and Brussel Sprouts
This simple salad is great for vegetarian options, with its simple and umami heavy flavours. The butternut gives you that meaty texture and sweet flavour, while the Brussels sprouts adds a nice bitter-umami to the dish.
The Jollof rice is a traditional West African dish that can be found in many countries, with tomatoes being one of its main ingredients, and one special ingredient, the scotch bonnet chilli which gives it that distinctive taste. Definitely punchy and flavourful.
Mezcals, Organic and Natural Wines
JOLOKO also carries a selection of wonderful mezcals, if you are in for a smoky tipple, or you can class it up by pairing your dinner with a natural or organic wine.
The JOLOKO Spotify Experience
For those who have never been to JOLOKO, you will be able to savour the complete experience with each delivery by scanning the QR code attached with each delivery, especially if afro-beats are your thing. It really takes the outside inside. You can listen to the JOLOKO Playlist on Spotify.
JOLOKO Delivery Service
For the duration of the Movement Restriction Order (MRO) JOLOKO will be doing a JOLOKO Lunch Box, which will be lighter and easier for delivery at a special price. Just contact Rick Joore and he will be happy to clarify any information you need.
Contact: +6010 403 3789
Operation Hours: 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Location: Klang Valley
Payment: Online Banking
A Million Scoville Sdn Bhd
43, Jalan Kamunting,
Off Dang Wangi,
50300 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2694 1100
Monday to Sunday, 5.00 pm to 1.00 am
Friday and Saturday, 5.00 pm to 2.00 am
| PHOTOGRAPHY: NICHOLAS NG | WEBSITE: JOLOKO |