A Ploylicious Birthday Celebration

Ploy ❤️

 PLOY, a place that is chalk-full of memories of my two-year stint at MS, memories of my beloved Team Forever Busy.

A perfect surprise venue for the best girl friend one can ever ask for. Located at a secluded location, and not a ‘mainstream’ restaurant, one that I can always count on to deliver.

They were closed for Hari Raya Puasa from 17-19 July, and just reopened today. Due to this reason, some dishes were not available, such as their signature Ploy’s Pomelo Salad. And of course, we ordered exactly that.


I wasn’t joking, ok. There is really a pomelo sitting at home.

 When we were informed of that, I told the waiter that I’ve got a pomelo at home, and should have brought it along. That cracked up the dude. Haha, I think our table has brightened up his first (dreadful) day back at work.

PLOY has not lost it. They still serve Ployso-mosem (haha, I guess it means delicious, like awesome-mosem. Just something that rhymes), flavorsome and inventive foods. They also have a new menu, “Ploy Special for 2015“, additional 20 new dishes in their menu.

Birthday girl chose dishes that were different from what I typically order, so I got to try new dishes today.

And .. even though Ploy serve Thai-Japanese fusion food, I still find it not Thai enough. So, this doesn’t count as a Thai restaurant. I see it more of a fusion category.

We ordered:

Pink Lady for the birthday girl
  • Pink Lady (RM 18.50 for 4 pieces)

– soft shell crab, avocado, and cucumber wrapped with sliced fresh strawberries

The sushi was the first dish to arrive. The strawberry added a fresh sweetness layer, which I enjoyed. Birthday girl couldn’t taste the strawberry on her first sushi. But she did on her second piece of sushi. Ya, spoken like food expert, not.

Asian Pear & Caramelised Walnut Salad
  • Asian Pear & Caramelised Walnut Salad (RM 16.50)

– iceberg, romaine, white wine dressing

White wine dressing for salad, have I ever tried it before? Birthday girl told me, “I can taste the wine in the salad.” She was honest enough to add, “But I don’t know whether it’s white wine lah.”

The caramelised walnut stood out, pretty nice combination overall.

But, I do want my pomelo salad. I should have brought along the pomelo from home.

Spaghetti Spicy Lamb Ragout
  • Spaghetti Spicy Lamb Ragout (RM 26.50)

I thought she ordered this dish for me. She always order things that I like. And I like lamb. And duck. And crab. And a lot of other things, come to think of it. This generous-hearted girls always put others first. She told me no, she didn’t.

Good choice. Not something that I would normally order. But I enjoyed the dish.

Soooooo pretty, and aroylicious
  • Cracked Coconut (RM 21.00)

– coconut sorbet chocolate shell and tropical fruits

For dessert, birthday girl chose Cracked Coconut from Ploy’s 2015 menu and we were gobsmacked! Such a beautiful dessert. Absolutely divine!

Darren, another waiter, solemnly warned us, that not all items on the plates are edible. Hey … I watched lots of MasterChef, to know that whatever that’s on the plate, it has to be edible. My faith in PLOY proved me right.

What a perfect dessert to end the day


 The coconut shell was made from hardened chocolate glaze. There were also dried coconut flakes, toasted on the shell. The pretty seashells from white chocolate. Sand crumbs from chocolate and sugar perhaps. Rocks are those ‘chocolate rocks’ that you can buy straight from baking ingredients shops.

This dessert reminds me of Reynold from MasterChef Australia Season 7. Yeah, I am a huge fan *shy.

My love for PLOY is reignited from this visit. I will be back … and here wishing money-cant-buy-best-girl-friend-in-the-world a very Happy Birthday again. Thank you for spending your special day with me.

If you would like to visit PLOY, do take note on their business hours. They are closed on Sunday. As for Saturday, they are only open for dinner. Parking space is limited inside the building, so parking staff will point you to available parking slots.


G-02, ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603 2095 0999

Business Hours:  MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 12pm – 3pm ; 6pm – 12 midnight, SATURDAY:  6pm – 12 midnight



Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

5 thoughts on “A Ploylicious Birthday Celebration

  • July 21, 2015 at 11:09 am


    • July 21, 2015 at 11:10 am

      You are so going to bring us there 555

    • July 21, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Remember to bring along pomelo

    • July 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      Now finally have time to read your posting on our lunch. Once again, thank you for the lovely lunch. I really enjoyed the time we spent together and the foods we were sharing together 🙂

      • July 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

        Let’s crack a coconut again!

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