Friday, July 29, 2011

Ploy @ Damansara Heights

Ploy: Round Two. Earlier entry: July 22.

This round at Ploy yielded both hits & misses. The tuna, scallop & avocado "mille-feuille" on sushi rice looked like a cool creation, but it tasted like a regular maki at an upscale Japanese restaurant. Not a terrible thing, but not terrific either.

Salmon with "laab" shoyu & lime sauce. Sashimi, suffocated in sourish saltiness.

Crispy baby squid in sesame sauce. Works as a bar snack; as addictive as it sounds.

Butterfish marinated with shoyu, sake & mirin. Ploy's version of char siew; the fish boasted a honeyed smokiness and a firmer bite than expected.

Notable desserts include the durian gelato, made with the highly valued "raja kunyit" breed for a singularly sweet flavor with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Durian panna cotta, blending Asian & European sensibilities in one creamy confection. If there's one thing to admire about Ploy, it's the risk-taking here.

Thrab thim krob _ Thai red rubies with water chestnuts & shaved coconut ice. Refreshingly cold and well executed, ensuring a satisfactory finish.

Thai-inspired cocktails: Basil Mojito & Ginger Cosmopolitan.




Ploy @ Clearwater,
G-02 Work @ Clearwater,
Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2095-0999
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12 comments:

  1. Yup, the offerings here look so familiar! ;p
    I nd my durian gelato fix!

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  2. I never thought durian and panna cotta would work, until you said so. Time to take the boy there. He's been asking for durians lately. LOL

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  3. durian panna cotta?! Kill me nao.. :P

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  4. would love to try the durian panna cotta. what an exotic combi!

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  5. The place looks eerily quiet...

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  6. tng: ahhh, the management and chef used to be from seri kembangan's pla dib (which closed after six months). this new venture should survive longer :D
    bangsar-babe: heheh, i guess desserts with creamy, luscious textures would work for durian (i.e. durian pancakes). hope rif will enjoy it =)
    ciki: take a walk on the wild side! even durian tiramisu and durian macarons are OK :D
    eiling: yeps, definitely a pleasant change from the usual vanilla-flavored panna cotta =)
    baby sumo: ooo, we were there early and took these photos before the crowd came. eventually the place was more than half full :D

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  7. Is raja kunyit = mau san wong???

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  8. michelle: yeps! you know your durian varieties much better than me! :D

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  9. DURIAN gelato?? Argh.. such a way to entice people! :P I want one too!

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  10. iamthewitch: and it's made in-house too, i think, as an assurance of strict quality control =)

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  11. Durian desserts? As in plural, more than one? Oh joy! :D

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  12. kenny: heheh, when it comes to durian desserts, two's company and three's never a crowd! :D

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