(Photographer: Cliff Choong)
Diageo World Class Malaysia 2014 Bartender
Name: Lee Kah Yung
D.O.B.: 6 September
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur
Sometimes I become animated without knowing it until my friend tells me that I’m weird.
What kind of customers do you like?
I like customers who know how to appreciate a good drink and know their limit. Also, those who respect bartending as a profession.
Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy my job the most when I am making drinks. I grew up living alone most of the time and that’s when I learned to cook and put together my own recipes. I find that the process of mixing ingredients to create something new gives me energy and makes me happy.
What do you usually drink when you are not working?
Water because that’s when my palate gets a break from tasting different flavours at work.
Present - Marini’s on 57 – Mixologist
2012 - View Rooftop Bar - Junior Mixologist
2011 - 2012 - Luna Bar Pacific Regency - Bartender
2009 - 2011 - Swiss Garden Hotel - Bar Captain
2007 -2009 - Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant - Restaurant Captain
World Class Recipes
First Challenge - 2nd place
beef bacon infused Singleton 12yr
fresh lemon juice
stalk of basil
Muddle strawberry and basil
Add ice, shake vigorously
Double strain into glass
Fill with crushed ice
Drop Balsamic vinegar and garnish