Have you caught the Korean bug yet? If you haven't then know that it will chase you down in some way. From their music to their food to fashion to their serials - Korean things carry a mark of quality and innovation. I mean, how many times have you reached out for some shiny bling and are willing to pay extra because it's made in Korea? There always seems to be a sense of trust.
Now, to add to the Korean fever, Sungai Wang Plaza introduces CocoZ.Kr a brand new Korean lifestyle experience, all the way from Seoul right into the heart of Kuala Lumpur!
CocoZ.Kr is an exciting integrated Korean lifestyle concept outlet that combines food and fashion and is strategically located at the main entrance of Sungei Wang Plaza. The outlet features the first overseas location of the famous Jongno Halmeoni Kalguksu restaurant and serves up its signature handmade knife-cut noodle soup. Perfected through generations and whetting appetites since 1988, the wheat flour noodles are served in a heavenly rich and fragrant seafood broth. CocoZ.Kr also offers bingsu, or a Korean shaved ice dessert, in a variety of flavours for a sweet finish to any meal.
|From Top Left Clockwise : The food order counter, the restaurant ambiance, freshly prepared noodles, a closer look at the noodles being prepared|
During the launch I joked that bingsu was actually Korean ABC (Air Batu Campur) and I nearly opted out of having it. Luckily I only nearly opted out because although the concept is the same - shaved ice, I have never tried any ice offering nearly as exquisite as the Mango Bingsu that was served to me. It - was - heavenly! The ice was so fluffy and soft. If you could ever label ice as elegant, this was it! I know..such a strange word to describe ice, but for the lack of a better word this is how I interpreted it. Oh, I miss it already!
Aside from satisfying food cravings, CocoZ.Kr is a Korean fashion hub that has brought in the best-selling nail polish appliques of Incoco. If like me you suck at applying nail polish, have no time to wait for nail polish to dry or simply have a sudden event to go to you may consider dressing your nails in Incoco nail polish strips. Incoco nail polish strips have made a name in Korea and internationally, and for the first time, is now available in Malaysia. Made of 100% nail polish, Incoco nail polish strips combine three coatings of the base, colour and top layers into one easy-to-apply self-manicure with professional results. These strips come in over 200 designs and styles, require no dry time, and last up to 14 days.
|Clockwise from top left : Easy to apply nail appliques in interesting designs, the nail bar, the accessories section, unique Korean designs|
Fashion lovers can complete their look with CocoZ.Kr’s Korean accessories that brings the latest fashion trends from the streets of Hongdae right into Malaysia. CocoZ.Kr accessories are carefully curated in limited numbers to ensure that each look can be uniquely tailored to suit every style and personality. Unfortunately they do not have accessories such as shoes, hats and belts (asking for clothes is a bit too much for the size of the store so I won't do that).
CocoZ.Kr was officially launched with a fashion show that featured supermodels and former beauty queens showcasing each aspect of CocoZ.Kr, from food to fashion. The fashion show ended on a romantic high with a mock proposal that was received with cheers and well wishes. Among those present to witness the joyous occasion were Umie Aida, the CocoZ.Kr ambassador, Megan Tan, Yvonne Sim and Tuti of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 fame my current favourite girl.
|Clockwise from top left : Derrick Tan - Chairman of Sungai Wang Group, Ambassadors - Umie Aida & Tuti, Blogger friends E-Wen & Miera, the pretty emcee Nadia|
“It is no secret that the world is paying attention and taking a liking to Asian culture, especially in terms of food and fashion. Korean culture is a trend that is still going strong and we are excited to introduce this brand new concept store to Malaysia and further build the hype around all things Korean,” said Derrick Tan, Chairman of Sungei Wang Group.
“I’ve always been interested in Korean culture and fashion, and CocoZ.Kr makes a perfect hangout spot for me between shoots,” said Umie Aida, actress and CocoZ.Kr ambassador. “Incoco Nails Strips, especially, make it so convenient for me to keep my nails in perfect condition even with my busy schedule.”
During the launch, we had the opportunity to enjoy the full CocoZ.Kr experience and were treated to complimentary manicures using Incoco Nail Appliques. We were presented with a variety of dishes available in the menu including hand pulled noodles and the heavenly bingsu that I cant stop raving about.
“CocoZ.Kr is the headquarters for the ultimate Korean lifestyle experience but each product has its own brand value and identity,” Derrick said. “Moving forward, we look to expand each brand in various aspects. For example, Incoco nail products are now sold in Kimarie’s Kota Damansara and IOI Puchong branch, allowing their customers to get a complete beauty makeover from head to toe.”
Keeping price value in mind, CocoZ.Kr offers a scrumptious and authentic Korean set meal that includes a choice of drink and a plate of dumplings starting from just RM15.00.
For more exciting activities and to catch up on the latest promotions, find CocoZ.Kr on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cocoz.kr