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11 January 2013

Misoya Sushi Review

Misoya is probably one of the most underrated Asian restaurants in Montreal. The food is extreeemely delicious. The outside doesn't look very attractive because of the part of a bigger store next door but you should never judge the book by its cover. My family went in there and booooyyyy, it's quite homey. It's tiny and cute. The waitress was very friendly. There was no other customer beside us so they dedicate all their love in their food. Result: very yummy. 
They serve both Korean and Japanese dishes which are quite authenticated. We had bimbimbap, sushi and some udon tempura shrimp noodle soup (<---- definitely delicious. Must try it)

 Delicious tea. It has a very 'beautiful' taste to it. I can't quite explain. It's just ... beautiful. The taste. I know it sounds weird but it was like a soft layer of creamy feel when you drink it. You have to try it yourself. 
I know I say this many times already but the food is allll amazing. I have never been to a restaurant where I just want to eat every single thing and was sad that my stomach is tiny. The miso is very smooth. The tofu is carefully diced and the ingredients are well cut. 

Ok enough of vintage photos. I didn't bring my camera so I used my dad's phone and I was like "oooOOhhhh it has cool features so we had fun trying those out. So the following pictures are not up to my usual quality. I like natural and pretty. Hohoho... I have an unhealthy love towards my camera. Kidding.  

The sushi are very fresh and delicious. Having worked at a sushi franchise as cashier, I have my fair share of knowledge when it comes to quality and freshness. (Tips for freshness: to know if the sushi is good, look at the state of the avocados. If the avocados are beautifully green with no brown area, it's very fresh.) 

The tempura shrimp is very crunchy and everything was just pure delicious. The sushi rolls are also well rolled (not loose. The ingredients are falling apart.) Overall sushi: A. I will definitely go back again. 
 I love how they decorated the wasabi. They made it looks like blooming flowers. Quite cute. 

 The green salad was okay. I am more fond of their wakame salad (below). The sauce they dipped the wakame in was sweet and yummy. Oh geez, I am getting hungry just by looking at all these pictures as I am typing right now (and I just ate!)

Don't let this soaky appearance disappoint you. It's soooo good. The tempura is so crunchy. The udon noodles are smooth like silk. I love it. Even though it's my little brother's meal, I kept stealing some when he wasn't looking. That's how good it is! I'm not even kidding. Next time when I go back, I am bringing in a crowd so that everyone can order something different and we can all try out their other meals. I bet they are alllll delicious. If you are in Montreal and have a love for Asian food, go to Misoya. 
You won't regret it. 

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5 November 2012

Do You Know Kpop MBLAQ?

Now, the world is probably very familiar with a genre of kpop by now after the Gangnam Style video went viral. But if you think you know all of Kpop because you know Gangnam Style inside out then you are very, very wrong. Kpop is a very broad term and there are many, many talented groups within the mammoth kpop industry that people don't know about. Time to get exposed to other kpop bands, people!

Alright, MBLAQ fans. Be warned. I am going to mock this MV (This is War) because of its plot which I find to be ridiculous. Don't misunderstand me. I love MBLAQ since it came out years ago. But because I love them so much, I want make fun of them. It's like teasing, you know? Angry fangirls, please don't hurt me... *hide*

I screenshot This is War in high quality so that you guys can enjoy those sexy men and plot to the fullest. 
I absolutely love the song, the chorus, the actors and the dance. MBLAQ has so much potential and it's a pity there haven't been new release lately. Again, Lee Joon is going to play the tragic hero in this MV.

What I like about this MV is the lyrics. It's pretty unusual, even outside of the trendy kpop. It's not really about love. It's about friendship. A betrayed friendship. That's so rare. Nowadays, you hear a lot of broken heart sob story lyrics, new found love... etc. When was the last time you heard a song about 2 best friends (male) and their betrayed friendship? I had heard women singing this on rare occasion, but men?... this is definitely rare! I would strongly recommend you guys to take attention to the lyrics when listening to this song.

So you see Lee Joon with a sniper gun trying to kill the target. Then randomly, another assassin appears and also wants to kill the girl. Somehow Lee Joon is angered. He not only decided not to kill the girl but to save her. So instead of going the job of just sniping the assassin from the rooftop, he went down the building, grabbed the girl and started running. Logic... wait for it... Then the girl got shot on the shoulder. Angered, Lee Joon fought with the assassin using fists and kicks while HOLDING GUNS. Why not... just shoot at each other? Like I said. No logic. After killing the assassin, Lee Joon brought the wounded girl to his hobo friend's place instead of a hospital. 

Of course, said friend (Thunder) was like WTF? Y U BRING A DYING girl to my hobo trailer parked in the middle of a junkyard? Yo wtf bro! This is so not cool! 

Anyway, despite living in a hobo area, the trailer is way too clean. Lee Joon took care of the girl and all happy. This is so weird. LOL. It's almost like Edward-creepy. Almost.

Outside, Lee Joon would practice his shooting with... gun blueprints. So we are going to assume he assembled his own guns from the junk. Right?

Lee Joon then had to leave for unknown reason and asked Thunder to take care of the girl. So doing as asked, the girl and Thunder got closer... and possibly developed a romantic relationship.

Then Lee Joon returned and was EXTREMELY scandalized that his friend and his wounded former target are dating. He was like OMG HOW COULD YOU MESS WITH MY LOVE, BRO? THIS IS WAR! 
It makes. No. Sense. 
I thought you wanted to kill the girl? Ok I get it that you saved her... but dude, you don't even KNOW her. You have been with her for like what? Shooting, running, killing assassin, sitting on her bed... and you disappeared. Thunder, your pal, is the one who is taking care of the girl, INTERACTING with her. 
Anyway, I find the plot absolutely hilarious. Go on. 

Upset by his friend's betrayal, he dragged the girl outside the hobo trailer. Thunder then interfered (he has the right to... since she is HIS GIRLFRIEND).
Lee Joon then punched Thunder and ... wait for it... kicked him right in the balls! With a jump kick.
 I SOOOO SAW THAT DIRTY MOVE! Lee Joon! What... the... hell? LOLOLOLOL WUT?
 I don't even know man... Ok back to the plot. Then Lee Joon threatened the couple with a gun. He fired. The bullet curved around (he purposely did that while defying the law of physics at the process) and hit him in the neck. Why do you shoot yourself? I don't get it. You appeared randomly in the couple's life, threatened them and killed yourself in front of them because you don't get the girl. That's pretty messed up if you ask me! 

So he died. OH! Not before giving his friend two plane tickets. LOL WTF HAPPENED? My conclusion is that he wanted to go on a trip with the girl. (That's probably what he was doing after leaving the girl in Thunder's care... to go buy plane tickets) But since he is dying (after shooting himself... why?), he gave the tickets to Thunder so that he can go with the girl in his place. Then bleuh... he died. Everyone is sad. Ok I get it that Thunder is sad but WHY are you sad, girl? You barely know the guy! And he just pointed a gun at you! Why? WHYYYYY?

Anyway, if you are a MBLAQ fan, you will notice how many times there are "Angst Lee Joon" in many of their videos. He must really love to get tortured... emotionally. That's ... kinky. LOL. 
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2 November 2012

Shabu Shabu BBQ Korean Restaurant

I had passed by this Korean restaurant everyday and saw a lot of people dining in there so I decided to give it a try. The interior decors is quite superb and neat. The place itself is quite spacious and the seats are comfy. The food is also huge in portion. The waitress was very friendly and smiley. Overall experience is pretty good. Now let see what we ate!
As you can see, the atmosphere is splendid. I went there during lunch so I missed out this beautiful sunset. The lighting was nice too during the early afternoon so no big lost! Ah... again just by looking at this place, I feel all hungry again. Hehe. Another cool thing about Shabu Shabu Korean BBQ is the golf stimulation. There is a section in the nice corner of the restaurant with a TV and a golf set (game). I didn't exactly have the chance to see it properly but I thought it was quite a cute idea to include the golf stimulation.
Disclaimer: The three top photos are taken from Shabu Shabu's official website.
So we ordered 3 BBQ dishes (1 Samgeopsal & 2 Bulgogi) @12.95 each and a short rib soup with some transparent noodles called Galbitang ($11.95). They gave us plenty of sidedishes + 4 rice (4 people). I love the tea they serve. Very delicious. Fragrance but not too strong. Just perfect.

You can see the sidedishes and the plate of 2 Bulgogi combined. The sidedishes have some potatoes, kimchi, seaweed (very yummy) 
That is the plate of 2 orders of Bulgogi combined. So it is around $25.90. The portion is huuuge. My dad and I nearly stuffed ourselves to finish it. Don't let the view deceives you. Let your stomach decide once you actually finish the whole plate. By far, it is very worthy compare to other Korean restaurants I had been too. I went to this shabby looking Korean restaurant in Chinatown once. The food is good but the portion is not sufficient. We probably ordered the dish twice and were nowhere near as full as we did with Shabu Shabu. 

This is the Galbitang. It's not very big but it's just for the taste. :) We ordered it for my little brother so it's good enough for a little fellow. 
3 beautiful strips of Samgeoupsal (pork belly). Aren't they beautiful? 

Well, this is what the end product looks like. You see a bit of Samgeoupsal on the top and a bunch of sizzling Bulgogi. I took this shot so that you can see how wonderful those sizzling bubbles are. The smell is incredibly delicious. The low flame that keeps everything hot and fresh. I would definitely return there again! 

Great news is that while doing research for this blog entry, I went to their website and saw they have free coupon to giveaway. (I wish I saw it earlier... *sulk*) Well, good for you readers! To make your life easy, I embedded the official website link in the picture so just click on the picture and off you go! Enjoy!

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