Innovative Malay cuisine
3 Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2031 3575
Business hours: 4:30pm to 11.00pm (daily).
LOCATED a mere stone’s throw away from KLCC and Bukit Bintang, Bijan is the place to go for fine Malay cuisine.
Established in 2003, Bijan is the pioneer of refined Malay dining by marrying traditional recipes with modern day ingredients.
Bijan Restaurant executive chef Zulkifli Razali said the dishes served at the restaurant were a mix of recipes handed down over the generations to produce forgotten favourites and delicious new flavours and textures.
“Bijan’s signature dishes have always been about marrying the modern with the traditional.
“It is about using techniques and ingredients that are not necessarily associated with Malay food. Dishes such as Rusuk Panggang and Rendang Itik represent this philosophy.
“The flavours are old and familiar and yet they are new and exciting. No matter the technique, the flavours are always unmistakably Malay,” he said.
Notable local appetisers include Cucur Bijan, Daging Bungkus Kukus and Pulut Kuning Serunding.
“Cucur Bijan is a twist of the traditional Cucur Udang made the Bijan way with sweet potato. The taste is slightly different compared to the local favourite,” he said.
The restaurant has also added several new items to their main course menu including Pucuk Paku Goreng Tahi Minyak, Rendang Itik, Rusuk Panggang and Gulai Lemak Ikan Tenggiri.
“The pucuk paku dish has a very distinctive smell. It comes from the oil that it is fried in, which we prepare on our own.
“Preparing the oil is a difficult process but that ensures that the dish has the distinctive taste,” he added.
Notable desserts were an array of homemade ice-cream which was prepared by the restaurant.
“We have many unique and exotic traditional flavours such as Pandan and Bandung which is quite uncommon,” he said.
Bijan will also be having it’s UOB Chef’s Creation promotion.
The UOB Chef’s Creation promotion set is available for lunch and dinner, priced at RM88++ and RM168++ per couple, respectively. The promotion is valid from now to Dec 30.
For details, visit www.uob.com.my This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.