Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine @ Jalan Ceylon KL

So there I was at Bijan Bar & Restaurant the other day with the good folks from The Entertainer for a night of good food and catch up. I've heard of Bijan before, with a rather good reputation for serving very nice fine Malay cuisine, so when I heard the meet-up would be over dinner here, I was elated. 


Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine @ Jalan Ceylon KL
Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine @ Jalan Ceylon KL


Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Address: No 3 Jalan Ceylon
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel + 603 2031 3575
Fax +603 2031 3576
Email : admin@bijanrestaurant.com
Website: http://www.bijanrestaurant.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Bijanrestaurant
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday from 4:30pm to 11pm

Located a mere stone throw’s away from KLCC and Bukit Bintang, Bijan is the ultimate destination for fine Malay cuisine. It is an oasis where you can unwind with a cool glass of wine while the food remains deliciously and unmistakably Malay. 


Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine
Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine

Arriving at Bijan Bar & Restaurant in the late evening, just in time for dinner, it did not take long before food was served. I did like the comfortable ambiance of the restaurant, with warm yellow lighting and dark interior giving out a cool lounge feel.


Our welcome drink which was refreshing
Our lime flavoured welcome drink which was refreshing

It was going to be a full course dinner at Bijan Bar & Restaurant, with appetizers, main courses and desserts for all. The anticipation was pretty high that night coming from a restaurant that has won numerous awards and accolades in recent years.


#1 Appetizer plate, Satay, Cucur Udang and Daging Bungkus Kukus
#1 Appetizer plate, Satay, Cucur Udang and Daging Bungkus Kukus


The 3 in 1 platter that served as our appetizers arrived looking really appetizing. I may be biased as I really love satays, and here the beef and chicken satay was done really well without being overcooked, nor too hard. The Cucur Udang wasn't spectacular though, but it came with some nice peanut sauce to dip in.


#2 Daging Bungkus Kukus
#2 Daging Bungkus Kukus

Being part of the opening appetizer platter, Bijan Restaurant's Daging Bungkus Kukus was a unique dish indeed. When I saw the wrapped dish, my first thoughts were of 'otak otak' or some fish wrapped dish. The Daging Bungkus Kukus however was a welcome change to the usual appetizer, where we had these delicate steamed mince meat and herbs wrapped within a layer of pancake and coconut gravy. A great appetizer dish to whet our appetite for more to come. 


#3 Rusuk Panggang
#3 Rusuk Panggang


When the Rusuk Panggang was brought out, I must admit the looks did not do justice to it, as it looked really dark to begin with. One bite into the slice of chargrilled marinated short ribs meat, and everything changed. What started off as being a negative perception due to the dark texture, turned immediately to pleasure, as the meat literally melted in my mouth with a few soft bites. Served with pegedil, sweet soy sauce and sambal belacan, this is a must have at Bijan Bar & Restaurant. 


#4 Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak
#4 Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak


Tahi what? Well, again the name deterred me initially from the Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak dish. But I can tell you, it tasted really nice, the wild fern blending well with the chilli and caramelized coconut. Served with a good amount of shrimps on top, this dish went really well with our plates of rice. 


#5 Rendang Itik
#5 Rendang Itik

Up next was the Rendang Itik dish, juicy and tender deep fried marinated duck legs topped with the aromatic rendang sauce. It was duck, and like its namesake, the meat was a tad too tough for my liking. The rendang was good, but the meat was just a bit too hard. 


#6 Ikan Siakap Masak Asam Pedas
#6 Ikan Siakap Masak Asam Pedas

Another signature dish from Bijan Bar & Restaurant was their Ikan Siakap Masak Asam Pedas. Coming from a nyonya family background, asam pedas dishes were the norm when I was growing up. Here, the seabass was simmered in a tangy chilli and tamarind gravy with okra, or asam pedas for short. I did like the taste here, as it was both sour, and spicy enough to tantalize the taste buds. 


White wine to down all the good food.
White wine to down all the good food.


It didn't take long before we finished off the last of the main dishes, and while downing our white wine, chilling and relaxing, our desserts were served next. One thing I do like about Bijan Bar & restaurant, and that would be their very relaxing ambiance, with dimly lit lighting for that romantic feel when you're with your special one. 


Vanilla pudding dessert
Dessert #2, Sago with gula melaka
Dessert #2, Sago with gula melaka
Dessert #3 Banana Fritters with Ice Cream
Dessert #3 Banana Fritters with Ice Cream


The three desserts that were served were both sweet and savoury. I especially liked the sago with gula melaka as well as the Banana Fritters with Ice Cream. It was indeed a good end to a nice meal out at Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine. Do drop by this restaurant should you be in the vicinity of Jalan Ceylon, KLCC or Bukit Bintang. 



3 comments :

  1. I've heard of this place and it is one place that I sure would want to check out. Frankly, this is my kind of cuisine...not western, Italian, Japanese, Korean and the rest - don't mind sometimes for a change but not my favourite.,

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  2. Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak??? spelling error in the menu?

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  3. LOL tahi minyak! haha, i am tempted by the dessert! especially the pudding!

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