It has been a while since we really enjoy a full Chinese banquet lunch and this time we were at Way Modern Chinois at Damansara Heights, a classy and sensual avant-garde modern cuisine restaurant specializing in contemporary Chinese / Asian cuisine.
In Mandarin, Way means “unique” or “one and only”. From it’s unique entrance of a lift door which opens and transports the dinner to a world of exquisite indulgence, down to the menu which features many modern contemporary dishes and unique infusion of cocktails.
Soft lighting, modern furnishings and gorgeous centerpiece create a relaxed setting for casual dining, celebrations or business meetings here. For those who require a intimate dining experience, there are two private dining rooms which can cater 8-12 people.
I love our sets of Chinaware that pay attention to details and make free use of brilliant, elegant coloring. Such superior craftsmanship!
The menu features some interesting appetizers and started off with the Waterless Chicken Soup – RM58. Served in espresso cups, the waterlesss chicken soup is a labour of love from the slow double boiling of free range chickens.
Not using even a drip of water, the soup consists of only chicken essence, herbs and some salt to taste. We were told that it is best to break the bones of the chicken as it releases the marrow, which is where a lot of the flavor hides. The long simmering process will also help to break down the nutrients in the chicken bones. Thick, flavoursome and full of goodness; it makes me feel like a million dollar after consuming just one tiny cup!
Wagyu Bun – RM12 / piece
These porcupine shaped buns were too adorable I must say! Filled with black pepper wagyu stuffing, the bun was soft and fluffy while the filling was peppery and oh-so-juicy!
We squealed as the Pac Man Dumplings (RM22/4pcs) arrived to our table. The pac man dumpling came with prawn filling that have hints of Szechuan spices and spicy ponzu. The shrimps “bounce” in my mouth and “crunch” when I bite into them. The sides of avocado salad with tobiko, crispy bits and meat flood and served with a cracker shaped like Pac Man was really delicious too!
The Cold Flower Crab with Colada Ice (RM33) served on a bed of ice looked refreshing. The sweet succulent flower crab meat is infused with colada flavours from the colada ice. However, I found the crab meat rather wet in texture as the ice started to melt. Lesson of the story: do not spend too much time on photo taking rofl.
The Snow Buns (RM10 for 2 pcs) reminds me of Tim Ho Wan’s signature polo char siew bao. However, I have to say that Way’s version fare better.
The polo bun layer was crispy while the inside was airy with juicy chicken char siew fillings. It was really, really good that I wish that I can have more of this!
Golden Rose Wanton – RM20 for 5pcs
Love me, love me not? The golden rose wanton is such a beautiful piece of art! It sure requires a lot of skills to create those beautiful folds that resemble rose petals. Dipped in some spicy red sauce and voila! The golden rose wanton is done!
I would love to have this anyone, over a bouquet of red roses.
Crab Roe Fried Rice – RM42
The Crispy Lion Fish is a garoupa skilfully cut so that when it’s deep fried it opens up. Saw the two blueberries as its eyes? Marinated with salt and pepper, I found the batter to be a tad too thick for my liking. Otherwise, it was quite delicious when eaten together with the sweet and sour sauce.
Luxurious Truffle Roast Duck – RM168
Strong whiff of truffles filled the room as it was served.
Marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted with truffle oil and topped with truffle slices; this dish is a pure indulgence for truffle lovers. Juicy duck, crispy skin, and a thick truffle sauce (from the duck’s dripping) that was so full of umami-goodness that everyone at the table went crazy over! This dish needs to be pre-ordered 24 hours in advanced, so be sure to order early.
For desserts, we really enjoyed the Mango Pamelo with Mango Whipped Cream.
Noone can resists the Durian Pancake (RM14) which uses musang king durian for its filling too. The Sweet Red Bean Roll – RM10 / roll was a tad too sweet for my liking though.
It is best to have to the Honey Osmanthus Pudding – RM10 and Herbal Jelly with Red Ruby – RM12 after such a rich and satisfying meal.
Way Modern Chinois
G-1, Work @ Clearwater
Jalan Changkat Semantan
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opens Monday-Saturday, 12noon to 3pm, 6pm to 1030pm.