Sunday, March 07, 2010

full house, korean style

I stumbled upon a cute little cafe in Sunway Pyramid some time back but didn't think anything of it more than just another addition like many others. But it sure stood out from the rest because it was pretty in white and white is not an easy colour to maintain, at least in this part of the world.


Full House is apparently inspired by its namesake of a Korean drama. I have not watched the drama myself, but the place sure didn't look very Korean. They even had a menu which looked more like a lifestyle magazine.


  

The white-washed walls and furniture made the place look like a page from a story book. The chandeliers, fireplace and lantern all lent a whimsical feel to it.

  

Drawings not unlike cartoon characters sorta made the place alive, the white definitely helped. They were all over the walls, in frames and even at the entrance greeting us.



Photographs in black and white of Paris thrown in certainly added a dash of romantic quirk. You can't help but feel like this would be a fun place to hang out. For me, it reminded me of that evening my friends and I laid down on the grass watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle.


They even have a little boutique at the back selling clothes and accessories from Korea. Though I can't vouch if these were really Korean stuff, at least the price was not atrocious. For the designs they were selling, these were definitely cheaper than what I've seen in other shops.


 

So even if I missed watching Avatar that day, at least this made up for it. I must be the last person on earth who's only just caught up with the Avatar fever, but it's okay, the lavender tea made for a good nightcap, somewhat.

5 comments:

yuudair said...

happy birthday you~
minum teh banyak-banyak ya~ (^^)

David Costa said...

I miss that Paris... but mostly I miss you!
that was such a magical moment over the Eiffel Tower :)

Crowned Fish said...

It's just like the Koreans to rip off an American idea and completely twist it around - ironic that they would mix in a bit of French going completely against American ideology. ^_^

The boss and I have not seen Avatar either. We really want to but with the queen at home we won't be able to go to the movies for a while.

Thomas Hoo said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for your recommendation. I have been searching high and low for this type of cafe in KL. I used to think that such fancy cafe would be rare in Malaysia.

In Korea, there are so many cafes like this in Seoul. Koreans like fancy and charming stuff a lot. I had been to a few cafes ( they call it coffee shops in Korea) in Seoul and those are really classy.

Of course, prices can be more expensive than in Starbucks but the ambience and atmosphere are really amazing.

§nóflèk said...

yuudair : thanks dear :)

David Costa : aww, that's so sweet of you! it was certainly special to be in paris, felt almost surreal that i was finally able to be there! thanks so much for being our tour guide :)

Crowned Fish : i see this idea working well in tokyo too - the whole romantic french ambience! so if you have to serve the boss and a new queen at home, what is your role then??

Thomas : glad you like this. didn't know this was your cup of tea :) if i stumble upon anymore, will keep you all informed!