SOULed OUT CNY Chap Goh Meh Celebrations
Ah, my fav hang out spot, an old favourite. Now I did not know SOULed OUT has up to 4 branches already in the Klang Valley and even one in Kota Kinabalu, now that’s a good thing. Just the other night, I was over with a couple of bloggers and media friends at SOULed OUT Bangsar South in celebration of the upcoming Chap Goh Meh (it’s tonight!). The popular neighbourhood haunt pulled out all the stops to commemorate Chinese New Year across all its outlets with traditionally themed food and beverage promotions throughout the festival period.
|SOULed OUT CNY Chap Goh Meh Celebrations|
Lou Sang & Dine with Friends!
From as low as RM23 per potion, families and friends got the chance to lou sang together. We did some tossing of our own, for more prosperity and luck this year! Good food and drinks are to be expected too, where the good folks from SOULed OUT brought out the Chinese New Year Snack Plate which include season favourites like chicken ‘siew mai’, ‘wantans’ and ‘money bags’, as well as steamed prawn dumplings and fried ‘mantau’.
|Tossing for prosperity|
|SOULed OUT welcomes Chinese New Year|
Bring Out the ‘Ong’ and ‘Fatt’!
Another symbol of the strong ties between family and friends, thematic of the season, is of course the observance of Chap Goh Meh, which marks the end of the Chinese New Year festival. While this tradition has evolved over recent years, the spirit of openness, generosity and abundance persists in cultural observances such as seasonal decorations, ‘tang yuen’ or glutinous rice balls served in syrup to polish off multi-course Chap Goh Meh dinners and of course, the gifting of mandarin oranges.
|Check out their special CNY noms|
Celebrating Chap Goh Meh over at SOULed OUT Bangsar South
While we dined over at the outlet in Bangsar South, it was a night of festivities so to speak. To celebrate the formation and renewal of ties, SOULed OUT hosted Chap Goh Meh in a spectacular fashion and everyone shared in the tradition and togetherness. All SOULed OUT outlets shouted CNY ambiance as hundreds of metres of firecrackers heralded a special visit by ‘Choi Sun’, the God of Prosperity and his lucky lions.
|Lion Dances and more!|
|Local favourite, my favourite, satay all round!|
By taking part in giant ‘Loh Sang’ ceremonies, as firecrackers were lit to ward off bad luck, guests improved their fortunes in the coming lunar year by touching the robes of the God of Prosperity or by petitioning lion dancers for oranges as they went around bringing ‘Ong’ (luck) and ‘Fatt’ (prosperity) to all 5 SOULed OUT outlets. Not a bad night out after all, the drinks made it even better!
|SOULed OUT Bangsar South|
|These are really good!|
|Chinese instrumental music|
SOULed OUT Bangsar South
Chap Goh Meh celebration: 28th Feb (Wednesday) 7:00pm
The Bangsar South outlet celebrated Chap Goh Mei with ‘Choi Sun’ and ‘Kung Fu’ performances as well as Chinese instrumental music.
G11-12, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South,
No.7 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 03 2242 3308 / 013 613 1663 (reservations) / 03 2242 3309 (general)
As I did mention at the beginning of this post, SOULed OUT has multiple branches across Klang Valley and even Kota Kinabalu, so do check them out if you’re in the vicinity. Happy Chap Goh Meh and Chinese New Year folks. HUAT ah!
SOULed OUT Taman Tun
Unit G-02, Menara LGB, No.1 Jalan Wan Kadir,
Taman Tun Dr Tamil, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
t : 03 2788 4118 / 012 512 2556 (reservations)
f : 03 2788 4128 e : firstname.lastname@example.org w : souledout.com.my
SOULed OUT Ampang
G1, Ground Floor, Menara HSC, No. 187 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
t : 03 2181 1626 / 012 655 7622 (reservations)
f : 03 2166 5815 e : email@example.com w : souledout.com.my
SOULed OUT Kuala Lumpur (Sri Hartamas)
No. 20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
t : 03 2300 1955 / 012 200 1955 (reservations) / 03 2300 1929 (general)
f : 03 2300 1989 e : firstname.lastname@example.org w : souledout.com.my
SOULed OUT Kota Kinabalu
G-101, Imago Shopping Mall, KK Times Square Phase 2,
Off Jalan Coastal Highway, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
t : 016 829 9268
f : 088 275 922 e : email@example.com w : souledout.com.my