Bangsar/Damansara has one of the wider ranges of cuisine offered in Klang Valley and too often you’ll see new eateries sprouting here and there as developers enhanced their luxury developments with the value added input like new F&B outlets- not that we’re complaining- for PLOY was indeed a welcome addition to the Clearwater development and the brainchild of Jared Lim. The restaurant is located in the WORK@ Clearwater tower.
Seemingly undiscovered yet due to being open for operation only a week ago, PLOY (“gem” in thai) offers modern asian cuisine and you’ll find yourself spoilt between choices of sashimis from their raw bar section & a fair selection of sushis, to their varieties of thai-japanese influenced dishes. Also try their specialities like the mentaiko spaghetti, which by the way is the beautiful Dian’s favourite dish.The good news is, it is quite a budget friend menu- with their starters being in the range of RM10-RM20, and mains in the RM20s region.The building has easy accessibility as I often tease my friend that they can practically ROLL home from my favourite hangout- The hill. (Having one drink too many) =P
We started off with some tidbits while waiting for the rest to arrive- Lotus Roots Chip(RM6) was deep fried to crisp and crispy fried baby squid (RM9) was a delight to munch on whilst sipping their house specialty cocktails with quirky names like pardon my pandan (RM25) and tomyamtini (RM24) (uh-huh, you heard right, either you like it or you don’t as it has a unique taste of its own)
Crispy baby Squid
Pardon my pandan
Ploy’s Pomelo Salad (RM16) came in a puny portion – mixed with roasted duck shred and a spicy touch of chopped chillis.
My friend liked the Avocado Salad (RM11), saying it was refreshing with the mildly citrusy dressings. Personally not much of a fan, but you all know I’m a carnivorous.
Pink lady Sushi comes with a choice of 4pcs (RM16)/8pcs.
Obviously we were waiting in glee for our linguini mentaiko (RM21), “mentaiko” being marinated roe of a Pollock. (But unfortunately, my dear vegetarian friend decided to opt for a vegetarian version, which was filled with mushrooms, and what do you know? NO mentaiko… so really- no comment for this) do try it and let us know
We thought the Ploy’s Black Fried Rice (RM25) was quite the visual charmer, raw egg presented on top was use to combine with the squid ink rice. A good marriage of flavours with hinge of spicy touch
For mains, it was the crispy salmon (RM29) and duck confit (RM27), both slightly bothering the sweet side, but fairly well executed.
Give them some time to work out minor hiccups here and there, but overall it was a pleasant dining experience.
Our bill came up to about RM60 each with cocktails
My girls- i look so jumbo size right? This picture is so corporate profile materials haha
PLOY @ Clearwater
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