Each contemporary dining restaurant today has its own set of unique offerings, yet they all share a few unmistakable common characteristics. These establishments strives to pamper diners with an exceptional experience from the moment they walk through the door - an experience that goes beyond the sparkling chandeliers, tunes that hit the right note, and art on the wall.

SPG by Bijan
A playful showcase of Malay flavors at SPG by Bijan

SPG by Bijan at Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur

First there’s Bijan, then there is SPG by Bijan.

SPG or Sarong Party Grill is a kittenish play on words. It was initially coined as the acronym for Sarong Party Girls - a term that dates back to the late 1940s to describe Asian ladies who preferred dating and socialising with white men. The tapas and grill bar embodies playful and carefree elements that follow the theme closely, all while staying true to its local roots through its tastefully embellished interior and attentive selection of the chief ingredients used in all its dishes.

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SPG by Bijan at Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur

Honeycomb tiles. Walls abound with bold, vibrant floral paintings. Sturdy rattan and wood furniture. A breezy ambiance with plenty of room for conversations and boogie-woogie. Every corner of SPG by Bijan is affectionately fashioned to meet its vision of the perfect modern Malay restaurant.

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Dedicated bar at SPG by Bijan
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Every corner of SPG by Bijan is looked into, even down to minute details like the batik accents of its napkins.
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Interior with a touch of playfulness and vibrant colours
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A private room for intimate functions
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Open dining space at SPG by Bijan

Signature Cocktails at SPG by Bijan

SPG cocktails are created with nothing less than bold, high-flown, yet unpretentious displays of artfulness. Each glass comes with at least one key Malaysian ingredient that makes the cocktail truly and innovatively local.

All the cocktails - even the frozen ones, are priced at RM35 per glass, which I personally think is very reasonable considering the quality and ingredients used.

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Stinkini (RM35)
Pickled petai, gin & vermouth.

My personal favorite is definitely the Stinkini, which I think would be a shame for anyone to skip during the visit here. The only possible way to remember this brilliant concoction by is through its potent, palate-awakening flavors and soul-wrenching stench (which ironically, is something Malaysians appreciate). The first few sips may be overwhelming for those who are yet to be accustomed to the pervasive "rotten egg" odor of this tropical broad bean, but the following sips will slowly but surely turn the potion into your next secret addiction.

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Frozen Asam Pedas (RM35)
Tequila, triple sec, tamarind juice
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Yellow Fever (RM35)
Gin, turmeric, lime juice, honey, tonic water
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Feeling adventurous? SPG by Bijan offers cocktail lovers a monthly special to excite your senses!

À la Carte Menu at SPG by Bijan

Tell the waiter about your favorite Malay dish and they will swiftly recommend an inventive, delightful variation. Served tapas-style, each dish is thoughtfully portioned for sharing with attractive plating for appeal. As serious as the chefs are in developing the dishes, they still managed to elevate the planning into an art. Cheeky, but serious nonetheless.

Colors efficaciously stimulate the senses and enliven the palate, and SPG by Bijan has proven this to be true.

The food menu at SPG by Bijan is divided into four parts to clearly categorise all their house specialties: Light bites, Bakar-bakar, Rice & Vegetables and Desserts.

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Herbaceous steamed fish parcels - one of the latest addition to the SPG menu
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Grilled squid served with sambal belacan
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Nasi Lemak balls: All the familiar flavors stuffed into bite-size rice balls, deep-fried and served with anchovy mayo dip.
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Pan-seared braised ox tongue served with sambal hitam
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Golden deep fried mantou, ayam percik & cucumber raita
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Lace pancakes, kaffir lime curry chicken, fish floss & anchovy sambal
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Pan-seared black pomfret with coconut and galangal sauce
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Served with sambal hitam, sambal hijau and sambal merah
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A new addition to SPG by Bijan's Bakar-bakar menu
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Nasi Petai (RM27)
Rice with petai, galangal floss, anchovies, salted egg & sambal hijau
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Bananas over Bananas (RM18)
Homemade banana ice cream, smokey caramelised banana & dehydrated banana cone
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Pulut Mango Cake (RM15)
Chilled mango mousse, fresh mango & coconut glutinous rice on a biscuit base
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Chocolate Durian Cake (RM24)
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Don't be fooled by the sheer size of the cake - it's packed with mind-blowing richness. I highly recommend ending your meal here with desserts and a hot cuppa tea/coffee!

SPG by Bijan Review: A Playful Showcase of Malay Flavors

SPG by Bijan is everything packed into one beautiful package: A semi-fine dining restaurant that’s kept casual and playful, a café serving coffee and a small yet innovative dessert selection, as well as a bar specialising in cocktails yet also offering a comprehensive alcohol menu. Conveniently located in the KL city center and just a few steps away from country's nightlife hub of Changkat, SPG by Bijan makes a great dining spot for locals with an adventurous palate or visitors who would like to witness the artsy side of Malaysia.

SPG by Bijan

Address: 3A, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 12pm-12am daily
Reservations/Inquiries: +603-2022 3575

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