Way Modern Chinoise @ Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights

February 8, 2014

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, [email protected], Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Currently open for lunch & dinner, except Sundays. Tel: 03-2095-1118

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.

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