Review: Way Modern Chinoise at Changkat Semantan, Damansara HeightsSean Yoong
February 8, 2014
Way: Round Two. Earlier entry on Way: Nov. 28, 2013.
Chik Kut Teh
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.
Crispy Lion Fish
Presentation-wise, this “Crispy Lion Fish” is certainly an eye-grabber.
Basically battered grouper, very meaty & expertly executed.
Stir-fried Basmati Rice
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.
Location and Contact Details
G-1, [email protected],
Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Currently open for lunch & dinner, except Sundays.
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