12 Mar, 2012
Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food
We decided to go for something a little different the past Valentine’s dinner, so we paid a visit to Bijan for some fine Malay cuisine.
Located on Jalan Ceylon in Kuala Lumpur, the restaurant was easy enough to find, though parking was not very convenient. We got there quite a bit earlier than our reservation, but we were attended to by the friendly staff who showed us to our table.
We started off with the Cucur Bijan for RM10. This was made up of crisp-fried vegetable fritters of tofu, sweet potato, tempe matchsticks with bean sprouts and spring onions. Served with Bijan’s homemade peanut and chilli sauce, this crunchy treat was an appetising start to our meal!
We ordered several dishes to be eaten with rice. One of it was the Sotong Hitam Manis, priced at RM32. Cooked with chilli paste, lemongrass and squid ink, this dish was dark in appearance. While it may not look like the most appealing thing around, don’t let that fool you. The best way to describe it would be like a more refined ‘sambal sotong’. Delicious and spicy, we liked this dish a lot!
Another dish we had was the Rendang Itik Bijan. For RM58, we were served a juicy and deep-fried marinated duck leg topped with Bijan’s aromatic rending sauce. Think duck confit with rending sauce, but done to perfection. The duck was tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Coupled with a quality rendang sauce, we found this dish to be really enjoyable with rice!
Our vegetable of the day was the Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak, priced at RM18. The wild fern here was stir-fried with chilli, caramelised coconut and shrimp. The result was a savoury dish with just a little hint of sweetness. This was one of our favourites that night.
Quality food with a romantic setting, we couldn’t have asked for more for a nice Valentine’s dinner. It is no wonder why Bijan is one of the leading restaurants when it comes to Malay fine dining. More information on the restaurant’s menu and contact details can be found on its website.
3, Jalan Ceylon
50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 20313575