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FOOD TREASURE: SOPOONG KOREAN FOOD @ QUILL CITY MALL.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Assalamualaikum and hi lovelies.


I love food and my hobby is eating. I prefer both home-cooked food and restaurant food, but my mother always says, if you want to feel fuller and seek for satisfaction in eating, buy ingredients in the market or get some that are already at home and start cooking by yourself. With that, you can add any extra additional flavours you wish to balance out your cook to achieve good taste. I guess whoever who is working, studying or maybe lack of time does not have a chance to do this and you would rather buy food at the restaurant, not too often but quite sometimes. Quick and easy. 


It is universal to talk about food. If you are asking me what my favourite food would be, the first thing I am gonna tell is that I have lots of my favourite food. From Malay food, Indonesian food, Thai Food to Western food, Arabian food, Moroccan food, and the list goes on. I certainly could not have named the food names one by one or else it would out of topic now.


Back then in July, a few days before eid, us sisters have discovered a Korean franchised restaurant which its food was so-not-our-favourites-but-my-little-sister-insisted-to-try. Since she adores Kpop, Girls Generation, Exo, Seventeen, etc, so we admitted it was not a big deal to make her feel like a Korean girl in a day. Hahaha. Before we went to our main destination, we first had plain water, some dates and "kuih-muih" which were bought earlier for break fasting that day.


Located in Quill City Mall, the restaurant's name is Sopoong. Pronounce "So-Pung". It was our first time we went to the Korean food restaurant because it has never crossed our minds to try the Korean food before this as we know we might not like it as much as we like those I am mentioning in the second paragraph. This time the situation changed and we did it! Like many others, we could also feel an eager excitement in trying something new to us.


In the restaurant, we were greeted by a waiter and my eyes started eyeing the seats though there were not so many people in that moment. The order session just took a few seconds as a few days before coming, we have already made our choices of food that we was going to eat here through google search. To see what we hunted last time, feel free to scroll down and continue reading my whole story. The overviews and critiques that I have posted with the pictures below can easily give you an idea about what to order if you ever plan going to Sopoong.


The food finally arrived 20 minutes later. Who was the first person who felt excited about it? Of course, Abby. She really could not wait to eat after many months keen for it. Neomu gwiyeowo baby!!!


Both of us ordered the same dish, Haemul Ramyeon. It does look similar to curry maggi noodles, but in reality, the taste does not. It was onion-flavoured and slightly spicy. Served in the steel pot, it had a few prawns, sliced squids and clams in it. As you could see in the picture, sliced scallions were sprinkled on the soup as well.


Finally! I got chance to eat food that I have been wondering what it tastes like. I wanted to say that the Haemul Ramyeon was good yet tasty but unfortunately, I could not finish it all. It is just that maybe it does not suit my taste bud.


 One of the best-sellings here is Bibimbap, Korean mixed rice topped with assorted toppings like sliced beef and a mix of colorful vegetables in the sizzling stone potIt was a pleasure to dine this while it was still hot!


Bulgogi is acutally grilled marinated sliced beef and accompanied with the steamed rice (see in the below picture). I did not taste this one, but my sister said it was juicy and worth every chew. Nonetheless, its taste could not beat Bibimbap.



To those who think they are Korean food lovers, these were heaven. I assure you that neither you nor anyone can leave the table that easy.


For an extra punch, three different seasonings of Kimchi salads were served together with the dishes. If Malay food, it resembles "acar". Anyone who loves vegetables would definitely love these too, without hesitation.


Out of all dishes we ordered that night, Kimbap has gotten much more attention! Kimbap is a well-known Korean dish that has been one of the classic "to-go" food for all ages, made from steamed rice and versatile fillings, which are wrapped inside the layers of dried seaweed. It looks similar to sushi but basically, they are two different things. If you wonder what differentiates them both, google it. It has the refreshing taste and hugely satisfying that you would definitely come back for more. I could eat this daily and be a happy enthusiast of it.


Apart from other drinks, we also did not miss having Korean tea. I forgot the exact name of this tea, but the taste was great, very recommended to refresh and recharge your body after a tiring day or long day out.


One was busy with the phone while another one was enjoying the dish without looking to the right or to the left. And me? Thinking of Nasi Biryani, Cheese Naan with Tandoori Chicken! Hahaha. 


The one and only decent wefie from us all. I was forced to smile, although I have got Bibimbap in my mouth. Oopppssss, my bad that I could not keep a secret of mine. Lol


They said the restaurant belongs to a native Korean family. Purposely took a picture of this woman just a few steps away from our seats because we probably thought she is the lady boss of Sopoong. When we was about to step out from the restaurant, she smiled and nodded hear head to us and the man (which I guessed he is the son of this aunt) did the same and we simultaneously replied them both with smile and bye-bye. We've been acting cute there, we knew it. :p


These were just some of the must-haves signature dishes. Here, you could find quite a selections of the authentic Korean dishes which are all certified halal and free pork. You can ask your friends and famillies to kick start the lunch, dinner or even supper here as I think the price is worth paying. Also, the place is comfortable and peaceful to spend in. Major love to the one who sincerely treated all of us!


As per picture below, it is stated that Sopoong has 3 franchises currently and another one is coming soon. Since only me and Abby never be in Quill City Mall, so we went to the franchise which is located there. It is open daily, from 10.00 am in the morning till 22.00 pm in the late evening, so make sure you head there within its business hour.




Where would us be for the next food treasure? Any suggestions?


BOLLYWOOD

MOVIE REVIEW: BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN.

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Assalamualaikum and hi lovelies. 


I am still alive and I am still standing on the ground! I have not got this blog updated as regularly as before, or as regularly as I should. My apologies! Today, my writing is all about movie review. I realize that I never make any of movie reviews in my blog although in reality I love watching movies, either at home or in cinema. But this time it is gonna be different because yes, I would do it. 


Just by looking at my blog post title, you could know what movie I am gonna share with. For those who have been following my blog since the first time I made my appearance in this blogging world, they definitely know that I have been a huge fan and follower of bollywood movies and you know what? I have so many favourites in the Indian movie industry, either juniors or seniors and I guess you do have too. On the other hand, I will not miss a chance to spend my leisure time on watching bollywood movies over 2-3 hours duration. Hahaha how cool is that! My sisters would be my loyal companions while watching because they certainly have same level of interest as me and in my opinion, when you gotta watch bollywood movies it is enjoyable and fun to be watching together or 'ramai-ramai'. 


Now back to my purpose for writing. Last time us sisters was spending our time together watching a new hit bollywood movie, namely, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. You must be wondering what do Bajrangi and Bhaijaan mean right? Let me tell you before I go any further in this review. 'Bajrang' is a Hindi word which means 'one with a strong frame or a strongly built body'. The word is also commonly associated with Hindu God Hanuman who is called 'Bajrang Bali' too. Bajrangi is a name (often reserved for wrestlers in the stereotypical world of Hindi cinema) that has the same meaning, strongly built while Bhaijaan means a respectful address for brother, generally older brother in Urdu. It means to say that Bajrangi Bhaijaan would mean 'Brother Bajrangi'. Any doubts you might have is cleared so now let's find out what the movie is all about and see how far it attracts you.





"Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a film directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Salman Khan as well as Rockline Venkatesh. It features Salman Khan (Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi aka 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'), Kareena Kapoor Khan (Rasika) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Chand Nawab) in the lead roles. The film revolves around a young speech-impaired girl from Pakistan, Harshaali Malhotra (Munni aka Shahida) who gets separated from her mother at the Indian railway station. Lost and hungry, she finds shelter at the home of Pawan, an ardent devotee of Hanuman, a devout Hindu with a magnanimous spirit hailing from a robust wrestling family. Bajrangi Bhaijaan tells the story of how Pawan undertakes the task to get the girl from across the border back to her home and reunites her with her family against all odds. Set against the backdrop of colourful Chandni Chowk, the film travels from the heartland of Punjab, through the deserts of Rajasthan, over the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir that takes our breath away!"


The movie had been released worldwide on July 17th 2015 during the eid 2015 and breaking several box office records in India and abroad, that is what Wikipedia said. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the film with a significant message that is quite remarkably touching, heart-wrenching and takes your heart along with your brain as well. The ensembles of actors and actresses evoking various feelings, emotions and thoughts into their performances get hold of the audiences' attention!





I really do not know from where to start and where to end but Salman Khan nails it! I do not admire him so much but I sometimes adore his acting. This time his most innocent role as Pawan is unbeatable yet incomparable. It could never be the same like any roles he has played all this while. You will forget he is Salman Khan and only see Pawan! His pure intention to help Harshaali Malhotra or known as Munni aka Shahida from the beginning to the end literally made me fascinated and spontaneously started tearing up.







Kareena Kapoor Khan as Rasika, a school teacher as well as Salman Khan's love is competent in her brief role and she delivers it with perfection. She is always there for Salman Khan's journey even there is conflict of ideologies between them both. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character, Chand Nawab, a Pakistani journalist exhibits his acting to the hilt that exactly makes the movie slightly entertaining and causes us laugh our hearts out.









And not to miss, the cute little girl with angelic face, Munni aka Shahida gets herself into the limelight. Of course, this movie could not have been what it is without her. It is beyond words that she shares a strong on-screen chemistry with Salman Khan and she manages to shine in every scene. Her innocent look, her expressions, her large, playful eyes, her winning smile, the way she conveys it without uttering any single words make our hearts melt. As a child actor, she portrays her character tremendously.








However, other roles are brilliant, just brilliant. Everyone succeeds to put themselves into the role of a person who they represent. Not only that, it gives us deep impression especially about religion, love and humanity, proves it is time to move on and see the world beyond partition and destruction and regardless of who you are and where you belong, even when there is no blood relationship, still there is one thing that unites us all human-beings which called life.


Official Trailer of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


Starting from the official trailer, poster, star-cast, storyline, music, dance, scenery, etc, Mr. Director, Khabir Khan has brilliantly presented this movie, after Ek Tha Tiger (2012). For those who have been watching this, I am sure you have enjoyed this but in case you Malays have not done yet, be sure to catch it only at TGV Cinemas, Suria KLCC since the movie is still new which I do not think it is on youtube.


If you are interested, you may install the mobile application on Google Play Store or Apple Play Store or just enter their websites to get movie showtimes and purchase movie tickets online in advance:


TGV Cinemas, Suria KLCC


There is always a sense of grandeur and humour with sentimental value in any of Salman Khan's movies. And that is the one common thing you will not miss whenever he is on screen. Above everything else, please do not be surprised if my final rating of this movie is 4 out of 5 because it is not a disappointment and an absolute-watch. It has all the gimmicks and it is not a typical movie of him but much more than that. Do not forget to bring along the tissues with you, who knows it will slowly tear you up!


*Coming next is Dilwale 2015. ;)


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