Bijou

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm 22 comments

 

Bijou @ Mont’ Kiara Damai

Wifey chanced upon a restaurant review in some parenting magazine last week and she decided to drag us all there for lunch. She mentioned something about it being baby-friendly and since it was reviewed in a parenting magazine, why not?

Ordinary people like us do not visit the Mont’ Kiara area much but locating the restaurant was not an issue since daddykhong has GPS hard-wired into his brain.

1st impressions of the restaurant were good UNTIL we approached the front door. There was a step up to get into the restaurant – so much for being baby-friendly. There was a side gate which led to the garden but daddykhong later found out that to get from the garden into the restaurant, there are more steps!!! Inside the restaurant there is ANOTHER step as you make your way from the entrance to the dining area. So a BIG FAIL if you have a stroller.

The garden (L) and the dessert station (R)

 

Brae’s macaroni lunch (before)

Daddykhong had an old friend just back from Melbourne who has a little girl (Jesslyn) just 5 months older than Brae so our little boy had some company during the meal. He didn’t interact much with Jesslyn and instead, focused on attacking his pasta. It was the first time we let him feed himself from start to finish and the whole place was a mess by the time he was done. Should have taken an “after’ shot to show.

The kids meals were good. Not salty and oily. They even provided a wet towel for us to clean the kid. The adult meals were above average in taste.

 

Daddykhong’s old friend and her little girl, Jesslyn

The changing table in the toilets. Free diapers (Pet Pet) were provided in various sizes. See the middle basket with a few diapers left? Daddykhong emptied the whole basket just to cut cost!!!! I hate it when he does that.

So, the plusses are the food, the ambience, the free diapers, the wet towel, the service (maybe because the waiter knew daddykhong), the playground. The big minus is the poor access for strollers.

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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. egghead  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:36 pm at 3:36 pm

    hmmm… will try it out one of these days πŸ™‚

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  • 2. jesslyn  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm

    Me also dislike places with too many steps, not to mention kids, I might fall down too if not careful.
    but this place environement seem not bad ler.

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  • 3. 1mum  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm

    wow….this place looks good..will checkout sometimes πŸ™‚
    http://www.caterpillar.com.my/about.htm this is also another freat place for families…lots of japanese customers too πŸ™‚
    Arigato…..do they have regular hours?

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  • 4. zara's mama  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm

    Aiyo.. Daddy Khong is that sort who does that?
    In our family, I’ll probably be the one, but my hubby will definitely give me a good scolding and put back whatever I’d taken. 😐

    I find that Mont Kiara and Hartamas areas are not baby friendly at all b’cos it’s not stroller friendly.
    Zara & Zaria’s mama (you have to change your name soon), don’t believe everything you read πŸ˜‰ I’ll give you a good scolding too if you take cheap Pet Pet diapers. Want to take, make sure it’s Mamy Poko!!!

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  • 5. sue  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm

    Looks great, good idea for a place to dine and bring the kids along πŸ˜€ By the way, daddykhong’s typing this post and he says he hate himself for cutting cost?? LOL!!
    Darn, somebody spotted my mistake! πŸ™‚

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  • 6. mom2ashley  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm

    i’ve read it also in the papers….great food and all but i have not been there myself. i called them one day to inquire about arranging to have ashley’s bday do there. They took down my name and number and said that he will get the manager to call me back – which they never did…..so too bad then…eversince then..i never bothered to call them back nor bother to go there…

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  • 7. 1mum  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm

    hahaha….there’s an icon on the website that stated “click here to find out when we’re open”…..that list down the opening hrs πŸ™‚

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  • 8. huisia  |  Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm

    Oh,steps…that’s really not stroller-friendly!

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  • 9. Vien  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:14 am at 2:14 am

    They have cost-friendly ikea cutlery too..haha. How’s the price tho?
    Brae’s pasta cost RM8 which is a tad high given the portion. Main meals are about mid RM20s.

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  • 10. Angeleyes  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:22 am at 2:22 am

    Not bad leh… considered they give free Pet-Pet… treat it as discount to the dishes…hehehehe

    Is the place near Soul-out?
    No, Souled Out is in Desa Sri Hartamas. Bijou is in Mont’ Kiara proper somewhere opposite the Mont’ Kiara International School.

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  • 11. Annie Q  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:19 pm at 1:19 pm

    yeah..having the same thought as ashley mum. Tot want to inquire about arranging birthday party there…hmmm….

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  • 12. nadia  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm

    Heard about the place too. But never have had the time to check it out. With steps? Aiyooo.. I thought they said “baby-friendly”?

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  • 13. Mommy to Chumsy  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm

    I’ve heard of that place too. Think it’s opened by the same lady who owned Fit for Two (hope the name is correct) in Bangsar. Food looks delicious πŸ˜‰

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  • 14. chooi peng  |  Friday, April 13, 2007 3:09 am at 3:09 am

    Sound not bad huh, but the floor of the garden is ‘baby friendly’ too”?
    Yes, it’s covered with the soft rubber material they use for playgrounds.

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  • 15. Malaika's mummy  |  Friday, April 13, 2007 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm

    Err… been there for breakfast. I think it is a bit pricey for the food/portion they served. I like marmalade. There is a new outlet in Bangsar Village new wing.

    Been to Marmarlade in BV II twice. Food is so-so only. I only like their salads.

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  • 16. Twin  |  Friday, April 13, 2007 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm

    nice ambience and clean too. i would visit it too sometime. πŸ™‚

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  • 17. Sasha  |  Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:40 am at 11:40 am

    wuah! sapu the diapers ah? ish ish ish ..eh wanna get cheap educational toys for yr baby girl? go here

    http://www.kindergartenmalaysia.com/en/Default.asp?Page=930

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  • 18. allyfeel  |  Monday, April 23, 2007 11:05 am at 11:05 am

    Gosh! Daddy khong actually emptied the diaper box? Cannot believe it. Yea, kind of agreed with the steps around the restaurant, other than that, love the embience and food.

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  • 19. daddykhong  |  Monday, April 23, 2007 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm

    Just to clarify…..I didn’t sapu the diapers. I only sapu expensive diapers, not Pet Pet.

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  • 20. karenyiau  |  Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:50 am at 9:50 am

    Looks like a nice place from the pictures, will try out…… Anyone been to Fit For 2 in Bangsar? Maybe wanna try out one day as well. http://www.fitfor2.com.my/

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  • 21. shooi  |  Friday, April 27, 2007 12:04 am at 12:04 am

    woooo….free diapers. Pet Pet sommo. First time i hear abt free diaper facility

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  • 22. aidamarie  |  Tuesday, May 22, 2007 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm

    fit for 2 is nice but not been to bijou. been a lot of write-ups about this place – got a mention in the latest malaysian womens’ weekly. if this the same owner then the standard should be the same.

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