Just last week, I've had a chance to drop by PLOY's new outlet in Publika, in time for their unveiling of the Ploy-sperity Yee Sang. We got to try their signature dishes too, which were pretty cool too, considering the fact that PLOY is known for their creativity in creating gastronomic indulgence. Anyway let's get started shall we.
|PLOY Publika - Ushering In The New Year With The Ploy-sperity Yee Sang|
Lot 28-29, Level UG, Block C4,
Publika Shopping Gallery,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 6201 9899
Ploy, which serves up modern Thai and Japanese fusion favorites, debuts its original yee sang creation for the Lunar New Year: the Ploy-sperity Yee Sang! And for another Ploy-ful twist, there will be an Instagram contest to celebrate the festive menu. More will be revealed at the end of this post with regards to the contest.
|Ploy-sperity Yee Sang|
Comprising of 18 tantalizing ingredients with significant cultural meaning, the Ploy-sperity Yee Sang is a vibrant feast for the senses. Topped with a crispy tuille layer adorned with the ‘Monkey’ symbol in Mandarin, made from ground Chinese spices including star anise, cloves, cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorns.
Salmon, scallops: ever-flowing abundance
Pomelo, oranges, pear, mango: sweetness in luck and prosperity
Shredded beetroot, radish, cucumber, seaweed salad: eternal youth and longevity Pickled ginger: vitality
Nuts and golden pillows: a household filled with gold and silver
Sesame seeds: flourishing business
Red and green crackers: vibrant abundance
Powders: attract more money
Passion fruit and yuzu sauce: encouraging the flow of money from all directions
The Ploy-sperity Yee Sang is readily available at both Ploy outlets (Publika Shopping Gallery and Work@Clearwater in Damansara Heights) until 22 February, priced at RM118++ (2-4 pax) and RM168++ (6-8 pax).
|Black Fried Rice|
Torched Sunrise Tuna
Served with fragrant seaweed, the seared tuna really did go well with the fish roe and sushi rice. Crunchy and tasty, one serving of PLOY's Torched Sunrise Tuna could be shared by up to three diners as there were lots of tuna to go around.
|Flaming Red Fish Curry|
See the flames?
Why flaming? The Flaming Red Fish Curry is served in a spectacular fashion where the waiter actually heated up some Scotch whiskey in a glass before pouring it on the dish, setting it alight. You literally see blue flames shooting up.
|Tender Honey Pepper Wings|
Chicken wings with a twist, doused in honey-based soy sauce with sesame seed, it is very well marinated. I was told the chicken wings were soaked in homemade broth for a full day for the flavour to seep deep inside. This tender honey pepper wings, really good stuff.
Did someone mention wagyu? My weakness, beautiful sweet tasting seared wagyu was served that evening. Lightly seared to perfection, it was indeed juicy and tender, with awesome seasoning of orange ponzu, chili miso and chopped crispy garlic. As with any other dishes from PLOY, they add some unique flavours to the usual fare.
Another favourite of mine at PLOY, the Emperor Bun. Wonderfully seasoned Australian Minced Sirloin Patty was served sandwiched in between the Chinese Style Man Tau Buns, with shiso leaves and the Japanese tiugan sauce. I wasn't too keen on the shiso leaves, but simply love the tender and juicy sirloin patty.
|Cracked Coconut dessert|
We ended the meal with one of the best looking dessert I've had in a while. We were presented with Cracked Coconut dessert, a chilled treat of coconut sorbet with white chocolate shells and mixed fruits. It was artistically presented, everything from the 'sand' to the sea shells, and even the coconut husk is edible, made from chocolates.
With such bold letters, you cannot miss PLOY
The new restaurant, PLOY in Publika seats 68 indoors with an alfresco dining area that can seat up to 28 guests; the entire space spans 2343 sq ft. Look out for their tasty daily set lunch specials during weekdays. The menu will offer over 60 dishes that are sharing-style, with patrons being encouraged to order a different combination of dishes each visit.
Ploy-sperity Instagram Contest
Ploy is encouraging its guests to photograph the artful Ploy-sperity Yee Sang and post on Instagram for a chance to win a dinner for two at Ploy! Guests simply need to upload the photo onto their Instagram, tag @ploywithyourfood and hashtag #ploysperity to be in the running to win this delicious prize! The contest runs until 22 February 2016.
Embrace the festive season with an auspicious Yee Sang toss with family, friends and colleagues. Wishing you a Ploy-sperous Year of the Monkey!