Three (3) of our members namely our official photographer Andy Kho (who turned 40!), Spicy Sharon and Aerisk Ong had their birthdays in March and April thus we decided to organise a little gathering to celebrate and PLOY at Clearwater Damansara was the very gracious host for the event! PLOY means “gem” in Thai and the style of food at the establishment was modern Asian with some Thai + Japanese influence as well as some Asian + Western dishes and has everything from sushi, sashimi, pizza, pasta, burgers, and everything in between!
This outlet at Clearwater Damansara was the original outlet which was opened a couple of years ago and remains a favourite among the working crowd at Clearwater and neighbouring office buildings due to its good fare and reasonable pricing. There is also a newly opened branch at Publika, Kuala Lumpur.
Crispy Baby Squid
These were great especially if eaten with beer/ wine as the lovely savoury flavours made these incredibly addictive!
Ploy’s Pomelo Salad
Roasted Duck, Fresh Lime, Mint Leaf, Chili
A very refreshing salad with chunks of sweet pomelo on top. The mixture of tastes and textures in this dish made it a very appetising salad indeed!
Romaine, Radicchio, and iceberg lettuce with ginger dressing
The richness of the avocado was balanced out nicely by the ginger dressing which provided a little zing to this salad!
Popcorn Chicken Pizza
Crispy Chicken, Tobiko, Sweet Pineapple
Looked very weird but tasted pretty fine! This was a play on the classic Hawaiian pizza with tobiko adding some Japanese influence while the crispy popcorn chicken replaced the chicken chunks.
Spicy Salmon Pizza
Oyster Mushroom, Tobiko, Fresh Mint Leaf
This one was simply awesome and incredibly delicious! The mix of salmon and oyster mushroom together with the tobiko and mint leafs might sound rather odd but it worked perfectly! Try not to share this pizza among too many people or you’ll find yourself ordering another one.
Enter The Dragon (Sushi)
Deep Fried Jumbo Shrimp, Sliced Avocado, topped with Tobiko
Maki rolls are definitely a favourite item here.
Seared Salmon Nigiri
Fresh Salmon, sushi rice and sauce
Use the seaweed to hold the sushi and pop it into your mouth for an explosion of flavours!
Pan Fried Sea Bass
with mild spicy Thai pesto
with mash potato, honey balsamic vinaigrette
Ploy’s Black Fried Rice
Squid Ink, Seafood, Crunchy Thai Sweet Basil, Egg Yolk
Pour out the yolk from the shell onto the rice then mix it well!
with nori, fresh cream
Everyone of us agreed that this was a really remarkable and tasty pasta dish! Simple yet delicious!
PLOY only uses ‘Raja Kunyit’ durians in this durian dessert
Really really good! I can’t eat normal panacotta anymore without comparing it to this one which actually had small pieces of durian inside and had a very strong durian flavour which we durian lovers desire in a durian dish.
Decadent Chocolate Fondant
served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Chocolate lava cake = a favourite among females any day!
If you’re looking for somewhere nice in the upmarket Damansara Heights that serves good fusion fare without breaking the bank, PLOY is certainly a viable option. I will definitely return for more of the spicy salmon pizza, seared salmon nigiri and linguine mentaiko! The private room is good for parties of around 10 pax and provides a very Insta-worthy backdrop!
PLOY DAMANSARA is located at:
G-02, Ground Floor, Work@Clearwater,
Changkat Semantan, off Jalan Semantan,
50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: +603 2095 0999
Monday to Friday
12.00pm – 3.00pm ;
6.00pm – 10.30pm
6.00pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Sundays
6.00pm – 11.00pm
Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com)