Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 7.3/10 (Great service from waiter)

Will I come back: Yes

Pork-free, serves alcohol


This post is based on ala carte menu by Bijan. All orders were recommended by the waiter.




Food:

Pretty decent Fine-Malaysian Cuisine for the price!


Seafood Platter (RM110) came with a combination of Grilled Tiger Prawns, Calamari, Seabass, Mussles in Rendang sauce & Nasi Lemak.


The Tiger Prawns were very juicy and flavourful! The spices enhanced the natural sweetness of the prawns.


Calamari was tender, well-seasoned and had a light smokey aroma.


(4-1) Grilled Seabass was moist and flavourful, but the Rendang Mussles weren’t fresh. Spoke to the waiter and she initiated to change it for us.


(4-2) Nasi Lemak was good, but nothing extraordinary.


(4-3) Didn’t manage to change the Mussles as they’re all from the same batch. So I was allowed to substitute it with something else and I chose the Tiger Prawns!


Ordered Half-dozen Chicken & Beef Satay (RM24) but I preferred the latter. Both were flavourful but Chicken Satay was slightly dry. Beef Satay was tender and juicy. Not WOW, but pretty decent.


Rusuk Panggang (RM88) Australian Beef Short Ribs we’re tender but was slightly bland. Tasted better with the Chili condiments. But if you can’t handle spicy, I suggest you skip this.


Daging Bungkus Kukus (RM18) was moist and flavourful! Minced Beef has lots of herbs and was wrapped in a thin layer of pancake.


Chocolate Durian Cake (RM28) had chunks of durian filling! Might not be the highest-quality, but at least it was legit durian flesh that goes well with the chocolate.


Sago Gula Melaka (RM12) wasn’t my cup of tea. It was quite bland, and perhaps I couldn’t appreciate it.


Service:

Great initiative by the waiter on changing my Mussles, very attentive too!


Ambience:

Clean and comfortable indoor and outdoor seatings.


Disclaimer:

Supposed to try Tapas-style Malaysian cuisine, then found out that La Risata has taken over the kitchen so SPG By Bijan only serves Italian now. Decided to try Bijan instead, and definitely didn’t regret! Will be back to try more authentic Malay dishes.