Bisou. Bijou. Bianco. Kiss. Jewel. White. Alliterations galore. All 3 restaurants belong to the same group. Bisou being the newest. Situtated at the site of the old Vanilla Box on Asian Heritage Row.
After dropping off a wedding cake at the Crowne Plaza at 930am, we decided to head out for breakfast. It was a slow day and it was a wonderful time to enjoy some quality togetherness.
Bisou is the newest brainchild of two restauranteurs who have a history with other notable restaurants in KL.
Raymond the manager, Mariani (I hope that's the correct spelling) and the waiter were very friendly and helpful.
The ambience was fresh, contemporary, bright, and reminiscent of a suburban Australian bistro which serves breakfast. Which they do.
Since Allan and I had breakfast already, we decided to order one large plate and share. The Big Breakfast did the trick. Yes, that's what it was called. Baked beans, toast, butter, eggs (which we ordered as an omelette), fried mushrooms, and a sausage, chicken of course.
We enjoyed it. I feel that you can't go wrong with eggs. And that was exactly the case here. (Nitpicking ahead). The omelette was a little under salted. It was also overcooked. I like the French style of cooking omelettes. Hot fire. Eggs blended in a bowl. A little good quality oil which is on the verge of smoking. And then in they go and stirred till they ALMOST set. Remove from the heat while there's still a little slurry of eggs in there and fold. Allow the residual heat to firm it up to the consistency of creme caramel. Which is to say, slightly soft.
This wasn't it. The eggs were cooked to the point of almost being dry.
But as I said, it didn't detract from the experience. The sausage was good. The mushrooms cooked till they were flavourful. And the baked beans on toast. Well, for me, that's always been comfort food.
We also had coffee from Coffex, which is to say, they serve a good quality brew and a muffin (available with your coffee at the promotional price of RM2). The muffin was still warm and the butter was nice and soft.
Now, restaurants, if you're reading, please use good quality SALTED butter for customers to use as a spread. UN-salted butter should only be used for cooking!
I thouroughly enjoyed the fact that this was a non-smoking place! Fantastic!
Bisou's cupcakes are quite well known in town, having made their name in a place called Fit For Two.
We also bought an Orange Semolina cake with a Rosemary syrup soaked in. Very nice. Moist, citrusy, and a great tea cake. Served as a slice off a loaf, it looked and tasted generous.
Factoring in everything as a whole, it was a delightful experience. Recommended.
Bisou Bake Shop
Asian Heritage Row
No 58 Jalan Doraisamy
50300 Kuala Lumpur