Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Lion Men

The Lion Men, as 'ah beng' as the name sound, it is actually an Singapore movie with story evolved around the Lion Dance culture. No doubt when I found out that it was a Singapore movie, Jack Neo struck my mind and am kinda looking forward for it. Was lucky enough to get invited to the screening from Laksou and the cast did make a surprise appearance into the hall.
You may notice familiar faces on the poster itself and if you're still wondering, they are the actor from Ah Boys to Man which is also a Jack Neo film. However the role of all these cast in The Lion Men had a different role compare to the previous film and is like a total 180 degree transformation. 
Did I mention about Ah Boys to Man? Well The Lion Men beside having the same cast, there too are numerous of similarity, from love to love confusion, from friend to rivalry, CGI integrated, and the long list continue. In short it is just a different in the plot, and somehow The Lion Men doesn't really have much humor in it. Speaking of similarity, the movie doesn't end in one film, there will be a continuation which again as seen in Ah Boys to Man format.
 Psst, perhaps mixing hip hop and Lion Dance wasn't really appealing, at least not for the first part of The Lion Men.

Rate: 2/5

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Manage to catch the premiere screening of Non-Stop, all thank to Janice Yeap ( who manage to score invite from ChurpChurp / Nuffnang for their #NNPremiereScreening #churpremiere night at TGV 1 Utama.
Non-Stop star Liam Neeson, like you don't already know, is one of my must watch in my long list of 2014 wanted list. From its trailer the scene of the incident took place kinda remind me of flightplan and rather have a main similarity which include searching of a particular person in the plane.
What started off with draggy introduction, started to get its gear moving when an Air Marshal receive a text message from an unknown individual on a secure network, threatening to kill a person every 20 minute if the marshal doesn't transfer 150 million to a specific account. 
Searching for the mysterious individual is what kept the audience suspended, and not forgetting the reason behind all the action. Sadly like every typical ending part of what seems to be a promising movie, the reason behind all the effort seems pretty weak to me. No doubt I enjoyed overall of the movie, just that I was hoping for a better and stronger reason for the 'hijack'.

Rate: 3.5/5

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Is been a while since I last wrote about my thought on movie I watched and here it is again and hopefully it will be back for good. Seriously find time never enough as I grow each day. Anyway manage to catch the premiere screening of Pompeii in GSC Mid Valley last Wednesday.
Pompeii bring us all back to the era of slavery and gladiator where one would rob and kill just to seize gold, slave, and power. It begin with the gutter butcher of Milo's clan / village killing every single one of them which include his parent. Witnessing a cruel slaughter of his parent, Milo as a child play death to escape death. Luck wasn't on his side sadly, even with his escape he was later caught and traded as a slave to serves those in power.
When the cost of sustaining these slave got too high, they were turn into profit by placing them into a fight, collecting bets while letting them killing each other. Little did they know Milo was born a fighter and had soon fought his way into the gladiator arena. It was faith that Milo believe in, brought together him and his rival in the same arena where he would seek revenge upon.
Just when it seems impossible to even get to skin the hair of his enemy, major disaster erupted and beside seeking vengeance, Milo too is on an escape mission with his buddy gladiator and the princess. To me this is kinda  typical plot where we have seen numerous time and that the character building part was rather draggy. Not saying that the second half was awesome but it was at least some sort of entertainment for me with great CGI and great mass destruction.

Rate: 2/5

Friday, February 21, 2014


If you think Korean food is all about Kimchi only then you're so wrong, they are famous for their fried chicken too. Well speaking of fried chicken, many would associate the best fried chicken to the their all time favourite fast food pick but then again with KyoChon venturing into Malaysia market, that's all about to change.
The very first KyoChon open right into one of the most happening shopping mall in PJ - 1 Utama. FYI 1 Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and 5th largest in the world ( Located on the LG floor of New Wing, it wouldn't be difficult to spot KyoChon and that's because there's a realistic figurine statue standing right infront of the entrance.
Started off as early as 1991, KyoChon promises has never change and is proudly presented right on their timeline wall where numerous achievement is pinned along too. I was informed that there is no secret ingredient in marinating nor seasoning the chicken, they just battered it like how one would do it at home, coat it with a layer of sauce and viola magic happen. This can only be achieve with not just proper steps of preparation but also sourcing from freshest and natural ingredients.

The simple and soothing yet spacious dining area definitely allow dinners to be seated comfortably while enjoying getting their taste bud blown away. Mind you, KyoChon is not fast food so it would take approximately 20+- minutes be you to get served and this is simply because they cook upon demand/order. While waiting Super Junior fan and go around taking photo with signature from the band which can be found all over the place. The 4 signature fried chicken dish here at KyoChon would be Original Soy Series, Honey Series, Red Series, and SalSal Series.
Personally I wouldn't dare to tell others that I've visited KyoChon if I have not try any of the four mentioned series. So be sure to order at least one of the series and you would have the bragging power toward your friend who wanted to but have yet to visit KyoChon :p
Original Soy Fried Chicken
As plain as it sound, the Soy Fried Chicken is definitely not your street side fried chicken. Its skin is utterly crispy toward every bite, which the meat inside is tender and smooth like how a good fried chicken would be. It has a very mild saltiness in it and its flavor was impactful.
Honey Glaze Fried Chicken
Honey Glaze is one of the top selling here in KyoChon and is also my favourite fried chicken here. Similar base as the Original Soy Fried Chicken, this one is coated with honey after frying it and it gives that sweetness just good enough to satisfy my taste bud and not overpowering the entire flavor profile.
Red Fried Chicken
If you ever plan to try the Spicy Fried Chicken, do make sure you try it last and have cups of water standby. This is really burning hot but at a delicious level. I regretfully had it at the very beginning of the serving and my tongue was numb for a moment, thank God it recover and I manage to dine into other dishes that night. Really love the spiciness it gave that stay in the mouth for not too long.
SalSal Chicken
Chicken Breast love can also rejoice cause Salsal is made out of breast meat and it is not dry as you would have imagine it. It goes perfectly well with the sauce that came along with but I like it just as it is. Tenderly delicious with crispy batter all around it.
Jimdak Steamed Chicken RM21.90
Jindak Steamed Chicken is what you can get here at KyoChon beside the fried series. This dish is very similar to Chinese way of cooking but with stronger taste profile. It go well with Korean rice.
Dakgalbi Grilled Chicken + Kimchi Fried Rice + Egg RM25.90
Dakgalbi is Korean style grilled chicken and the part used is chicken thigh. It was moist and tender, influx with minor grill aroma. Taste wise I find it moderate only, maybe because I was craving for more of the honey glaze.
Natural Sparkling Plum Fruit Tea / Natural Sparkling Yuza Fruit Tea RM5.90
 The 2 signature drink here is definitely refreshing after a scrumptious meal. Personally think it might be slightly pricey but think about it, you are paying for not just the food and services, it also include the fresh ingredient, healthier chicken which have space to move around, and the good list continue. If you need further reason to convince yourself to go dine in KyoChon, well take it as a occasion celebration, celebrate your loved one birthday here and you will never go wrong.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yuu-Jo Japanese Restaurant

Do you love Japanese food but am tired with the same-old-same-old dish or do you goto Japanese restaurant just to please your other half? Good news is with Yuu-Jo Japanese Restaurant, it doesn't matter which category you falls under, cause they are serving some pretty good Japanese Fusion with affordable price range right in the heart of a luxury area - Mont Kiara.
Situated right before Kiara Designer Suites, this place and its surrounding is pretty slow pace event during Saturdays after office hour rush, a perfect escape venue for people like me and definitely a soothing place for couple to spend quality time together over awesome Japanese food with a twist.
Yuu-Jo offers a cozy and yet chilling atmosphere to diners and is especially packed during lunch hour during my visit.
Gyu Tataki - RM20.80 (Full portion) / RM12.80 (Half portion)
 The Guy Tataki is made of consistent yet thinly sliced marinated beef serves along with Enoki and Shimeji mushroom, shredded cucumber and carrot. It was said that it bring great aroma.
Salmon Carpaccio - RM14.80
Seafood Tempura - RM11.80
Generous slice of salmon that is topped with radish and lady's finger serves along with special sauce that give that extra flavor. Generally fresh and juicy.
You can never go wrong with Seafood Tempura especially when it is serves while it is still hot, serves along with sauce and Ooba Leaf which is crisply crunchy, and is good to go along with the fresh prawn tempura.
Tori Nanban - RM7.80
Deep fried tender chicken serves with soy sauce, salad and tartar sauce, I personally love this dish. It might be slight over the salty side for some, it was perfectly fine for me, perhaps maybe because I love stronger flavor profile in my food. Chicken thigh is used instead of breast meat to give that extra tenderness and juiciness in every bite. Definitely one plate will not be enough for me.
Salmon Plate - RM20.80
Fresh cut of salmon pan-seared with thick sauce, topped with fried garlic and serves along with broccoli cut, slice carrot and fried Udon. Honestly the fried Udon was simple superb, with crispy outside and spongy inside, and best part of all it isn't greasy at all. Be warn the fried Udon can be addictive. The salmon was fresh and well cooked.
Neba Neba Cold Udon - RM16.80
I would call this the slimy dish as it include all the 'slimy' ingredient you could ever thing off like lady's finger, nato and every other thing. Wasn't my preference dish at all but the Neba Neba Cold Udon is a dish where either you love it or you hate it.
Niku Curry Rice
Never would I though I enjoy Japanese curry this much and the Niku Curry Rice come in a huge plate with rice on one side and curry on another and is topped with beef and salad. The curry was amazingly fragrance and is kinda sweet which I don't usually prefer but somehow fall in love with. It was simply best combination of simplicity and satisfaction that even there's no meat on it, I would still munch the whole plate clean without a doubt.
Beef Steak Wasabi with Teriyaki Sauce - RM20.80
Didn't personally try this dish but was told by others of the same dining table that this is by far the best dish with its tender and soft texture that go well with wasabi marination and perfect combination with the Teriyaki sauce.
Seafood Risotto
Look like chinese fried rice at first glace, the seafood risotto definitely a well example of fusion that mix both east and west. Was ok at the first few spoon, but as I gulp down, the strong sourness from vinegar tempt to overpower everything else. Couldn't say I hate it, but rather just my personal preference.

B1-B3, Kiara Designer Suites. 
No 18, Jalan Kiara 3 
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Hour
Mon - Sun: 11:30 am - 3:15 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

03-6206 5273


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pacific Coffee opens New Outlet at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

Another new place to refresh ourselves and hang out while shopping in Sunway Pyramid. Pacific Coffee once again has brought in another store located at Lower Ground Two floor of the mall.  With our signature aromatic coffee, you can unwind and put together a new interior design idea that combines creativity & lifestyle enjoyment at Pacific Coffee.
Glass and wood are the main elements for the interior design to blend freshness and elegance into the atmosphere, thus allowing patrons to savor coffee in a laid-back atmosphere which can be felt in the new coffeehouse’s seating. With Pacific Coffee’s brand promise in serving quality gourmet coffee, the store will bring a new lifestyle experience for Sunway Pyramid’s coffee–loving shoppers.

Here’s an another reason for you to grab your perfect cup of coffee here is that Pacific Coffee is having Daily Combo Set meal from RM 9.90 onwards with FREE Brewed Coffee/Tea refill until 12 noon.
For exact location, please refer to the yellow circle in picture above. It’s just opposite of The Chicken Rice Shop & Shogun .
Here’s the outlet detail:
Address: LG2.95, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (Inside the Marrakesh area).
Phone No: 03-56113170
Operating Hour: 10am until 10pm
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