Nonya and Roku Gin collaborate on Southeast Asia tasting experience

Two weeks to go until the first ever Glasgow Cocktail Weekend takes place from 9th to 12th August and Nonya, is set to kick off events with cocktails, home-grown DJs with a three-course Southeast Asia tasting experience. Dishes from Thailiand will be matched with imaginative Roku gin cocktails from Japan.

Starting with the daring yet delicious fried crickets in ginger, lemongrass and kaffir lime, the three-course sharing menu created by chef Gina Hopkins guarantees to take you on an authentic culinary journey.

Main course sharing platters will include a shiitake mushroom laab and whole deep-fried red mullet with fish sauce and herbs.

Dessert will be a banana leaf sticky rice and thick condensed milk ice cream.

Hosted by Roku gin brand ambassador Teddy Joseph, expect insight into the origins of the handcrafted Roku, from sakura blossoms to botanicals.

Places for the evening are £40 per person including three matched cocktails to complement a three-course sharing menu in Nonya’s back room with a bamboo backdrop and colourful Chinese folk art covering the walls. Glasgow Cocktail Weekend ticket holders will also enjoy a Prosecco cocktail on the evening to mark the launch.


Two sittings are available on Thursday 9th August at 6:30pm or 9pm:

– 6.30pm : 8.30pm TICKETS
– 9pm : 11pm TICKETS

The full menu can be found here.

Speaking of the menu, Nonya head chef, Gina Hopkins said: “I wanted to create a refreshingly authentic menu that you would expect to eat on the streets of Thailand. Everything we use is locally sourced where possible, authentically flavoured Thai, Malay and Chinese true to regions. Our ethos is centred around using the best quality Asian and local produce and this menu reflects that.

“This is our first intimate dining experience and we’re excited to kick off the Glasgow Cocktail Weekend with such an interesting event that matches Asian dishes with unusual cocktail serves.”

Speaking about Glasgow Cocktail Weekend, Gina said: “Calvin our head bartender has also created two amazing signature cocktails that we’ll run during the four-day festival at £5. Make sure you join us in Nonya and enjoy drinks with a twist.”

Glasgow Cocktail Weekend will also be taking over The 158 Cocktail Lounge in Hutchesons, as part of their Summer Series with We Should Hang Out More playing a special DJ set of dancefloor favourites from 4pm until 6pm.