Celebrating Being Malaysian with Souled Out Soulful Food

When I heard that Souled Out was having a Merdeka eve party, I had never been so excited to sacrifice my night of sleeping early. It was the most anticipated event of the week!

Knowing Souled Out’s reputation for throwing fabulous parties, I just couldn’t pass it up. Also, I was bored with the same Merdeka eve routine every year. It wouldn’t hurt to change things up from time to time.

Judging by the name of the event, Souled Out’s Merdeka Eve Laughs party certainly promised to deliver a unique Merdeka eve experience. Believe it or not, I was never quite sure how to celebrate the occasion but Souled Out Desa Sri Hartamas definitely showed me how.

Merdeka Eve Laughs was filled with fun performances and challenges that celebrated the little things that make us truly Malaysian.


Souled Out Merdeka Bash Begins

By 8pm, the atmosphere was already lively with music. The restaurant was filled with a crowd of happy faces. I was greeted by cheerful waiting staffs all dressed up in ethnic garments. It was indeed a true celebration of Malaysia as a cultural melting pot.

At that moment, I knew I certainly made the right decision to spend the night out instead of staying in because Souled Out definitely knows how to entertain their patrons!

With Roti Canai Terbang and Teh Tarik performances, it was indeed a unique dining experience especially when the menu is a spread of Malaysian cuisines from Malay, Chinese to Indian.

The fun didn’t end there though. The festivity continued with different challenges for patrons to participate in such as The Fastest Teh Tarik Chugging Challenge and Nasi Lemak Bungkus competition. Accompanied by their unique Malaysianized mojitos, I was having the time of my life!

Did you know that Souled Out has the best mojitos in KL? The classic mojito is nice but their asam boi, jackfruit, lychee, and mango mojitos will have you wanting more and the next thing you know, your head is spinning. The mojitos are your secret to having a good night. If you do not take alcohol, you can always turn it into a mocktail.

I can guarantee you they taste just as good, if not better because you won’t have to deal with any consequences the next morning!


Souled Out’s Soulful Foods

The food served was no exception too. Each of the classic dishes such as chicken and beef satay, mamak mee goreng, and hokkien mee were done just right but my winner for the night was the Asiana Pizza; sambal on a thin crust flatbread topped with ground nuts and deep fried anchovies.

The Italian-Malaysian hybrid dish was the perfect accompaniment to the alcoholic beverages. If fusion dishes aren’t your thing, Souled Out also offers nasi lemak ayam; the real deal.

After stuffing my face with food, my night kicked off with yet another dance performance by the Souled Out crew accompanied with their theme song ‘One Heart, One Nation’. The dancing performance was a true celebration of Malaysia as the culturally diverse country that it is today.

Souled Out successfully captured the spirit of One Malaysia by encouraging togetherness, be it with teh tarik or nasi lemak. We are one nation.

It’s never too late to celebrate the birth of our nation. Head over to your nearest Souled Out outlet and enjoy their soulful take to your favourite dishes!

Aisya Khairain

Aisyatul is an adventurous eater who eats pretty much anything and everything except for nasi lemak burger. With that said, she is a nasi lemak purist but feel free to change her mind. If she goes missing, she's probably hiding out in a mamak with a plate of maggi goreng and a glass of teh o ais. When she's not busy eating food, she writes about them.

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