Considering MALAYsia IS predominantly Malay, it's quite strange that there are not many proper Malay dining restaurants that spring to mind, in the Klang Valley. You can probably count them on two hands actually. In fact, I can only think of one handsful worth. As in proper restaurants. Mind you, the prices at some of the nasi kandar places etc beggars belief and if you closed your eyes and looked at the bill, you might be forgiven for thinking that it was a fine dining.
So if I ever get asked the question, where does one go for good Malay food in nice surrounds, I unequivocally would say Bijan. Memories of their jiggly Pandan Pudding make my glands salivate subconsciously, like a dog hankering for a bone. Bijan actually means "sesame"...and is pronounced the with the Malay J, which is the normal J, and not the french BEE JHHHHHAAAAN....
I was therefore delighted when Paprika asked if I would like to attend a wine pairing dinner at Bijan. Obviously, wine pairing with Malay cuisine isn't a norm, for obvious reasons, but if you extricate the cuisine from its religious and cultural norms, actually the cornucopia of flavours really do make for an interesting pairing.
Bijan really does have a lot to offer, and one of their fortes is their wonderful desserts.
3 Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur