Saturday, February 8, 2014

Way Modern Chinoise @ Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights

Way: Round Two. Earlier entry on Way: Nov. 28, 2013.

This contemporary Chinese restaurant's creativity drew us back for signature recipes like Way's interpretation of 'chik kut teh' (RM26 before taxes), herb-laced chicken that's pan-fried & partnered with bean curd strips, meant to be evocative of bak kut teh.

Love Way's "Red Duck," expensive at RM60 for half a duck, but irreproachably crisp-skinned & succulent-fleshed.

Presentation-wise, this "Crispy Lion Fish" is certainly an eye-grabber.

Basically battered grouper, very meaty & expertly executed.

Ultimately, it's tough to find fault with how the food here is prepared: all things considered, Way's basmati rice stir-fried with bits of scallops, abalone & crab roe is probably worth the steep-looking RM42 price tag.

For fiber: Sauteed dragon leaves with garlic (RM26).

Desserts are fun to check out too: Musang King durian pancakes with cream (RM14).

Grapefruit & sago topped with mango mousse (RM16), a chilled refreshment to combat the heat outside.

Opt for tea ...

... or choose cocktails: The Scarlet Phoenix (RM45), with tanqueray gin, rose-infused vodka, grenadine, elderflower syrup, egg white & rose flower ...

... & The First Emperor, with cilantro, jalapeno, mint, reposado tequila, cointreau & lime juice.

Way Modern Chinois
G-1, Work@Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Currently open for lunch & dinner, except Sundays. Tel: 03-2095-1118



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20 comments:

  1. Everything looks good and well-presented but i must say the prices are surely very "atas" as well....

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    1. Ken: yeah, the price to pay is definitely a deterrent for me to make a third visit :)

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  2. The duck does look quite succulent, Sean!

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    1. Linda: it was a pleasure to gobble up =)

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  3. Wowwwwww!!!! Awesome looking place. Ooooo...the food looks so good. Duck!!! My favourite...and the durian pancakes certainly look like to die for. Slurpssssss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, there's some impressive stuff here. and it's always fun to see durian pancakes on the menu these days =)

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  4. Love the presentation of the dishes, though the prices are a bit scary.

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    1. Kelly: i agree entirely with your sentiments! :D

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  5. The roast duck looks really good.... also love the look of the durian pancake.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yup, i'd happily eat that roast duck again ... and maybe the durian pancake too =)

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  6. The food looks good here, but no time to go makan liao lah! :P

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    1. CK: heheh, hopefully when you return to KL, Way will still be open :)

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  7. The Red duck swirl is perfection!

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    1. Cquek: memorably good duck! =)

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    1. Wong: ya, the duck is worthwhile :)

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  9. Wow, I'm going to try this for my bday dinner!! Look delicious... But do there any corkage charge applies?

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    1. Choi Mui: i hope you enjoy this place! i think there'll be a corkage charge, but i don't know how much it'll be.

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  10. I find the food there oily especially the crab roe fried rice n they have too many fried food..

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    1. John: thanks. hope the restaurant considers your feedback :)

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