Seniman Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Authentic Nostalgic Local Malaysian Favourites

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Hi merry goers!

If you've been following my blog, you would know that I love my Malaysian dishes especially authentic Malay dishes from the North as it reminds me of my time studying in Kelantan. However, it hasn't been easy for me to find really good restaurants that serve those nostalgic dishes which I would say could pass my standards of good authentic and worth spending on. 

However, my recent food exploration at Pavillion Bukit Jalil brought me to Seniman Halal Cafe which might be the answer to my search so far. Serving elevated food experience that encourages the exploration of shareable dishes in beautiful & inviting spaces. At Seniman, they serve those who crave their local favourite flavours, and those looking for an unforgettable Malaysian food experiences while creating opportunities for chefs to showcase their creativity.    

Seniman: Merdeka Tiffin Set Promo

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

In conjunction to Malaysia's 65th Independance, Seniman launched their exclusive Merdeka Special Tiffin Set Promo. Tantalise your taste buds and grab the limited edition Merdeka Special Tiffin Set for RM75 for 2 pax at Seniman! Available from from 13th August - 31st August 2022, you get three layers of Seniman's best selling dishes curated specially to celebrate our Independence Day. 

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What is in the Merdeka Tiffin?

  • 1st layer | Rice : Nasi Kuning Mahawangsa x 2 pax
  • 2nd layer | Main Dish : Ayam Rendang Temasek x 2 pax 
  • 3rd layer | Dessert : Pengat Nangka Madu 

This Merdeka Tiffin Set is available for take away and delivery while stocks last!

Asides from their Merdeka Tiffin Set Promo, I had the chance to try nearly everything on their menu so here are some of the dishes I managed to stuff my tummy with and also my recommended MUST TRY items at Seniman Cafe. 

Talam Set DO RE MI For 2 Pax

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Sharing is caring they say and here at Seniman, it can't be any more true. Order the Seniman's Set Talam - named Do Re Mi, a tribute to the 1966 P. Ramlee comedy. Perfect for two, it comprises of three times of protein with a mountain of rice and complete with Teh Tarik Terbalik, a beverage served upside down and unlimited classic condiments on the side. For the Talam Set DO RE MI you can enjoy refillable side dishes: Sambal Kelapa Pudina, Pajeri Nenas, Sambal Balacan Tumbuk, Acar Jelatah

Talam Set 'DO' RM62

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review
Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Talam Set Do is served with the classic Nasi Minyak Pengantin surrounded by Daging Salai Lomak Berapi (smoked beef simmered in fiery coconut milk gravy with cili padi), Ayam Kunyit Palembang (lip-smacking turmeric-fried chicken) and Sotong Sambal Tumis (squid in Seniman's thick and textured house-made sambal).

Talam Set 'RE' @  RM72

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Featuring nasi kukus paired with Kari Kambing Jiwa Kacau (Seniman's soul-stirring mutton curry), Ayam Masak Kicap Manis (stir-fried chicken with a sweet, slick soy sauce) and Udang Goreng Halba (deep-fried prawns with a delicious mix of herbs and spices). All these items are also available ala carte.

Talam Set 'MI' @ RM82

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review
Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Lastly the "Seniman Talam Set Mi" comes with a fantastic array of dishes in it. Perfect to fill you up for 2 pax, you get Tulang Sisih Kerutup, Ayam Goreng Pak Kaduk, Ikan Siakap Berlado (whole 600gm), Nasi Minyak Pengantin, Teh Tarik Terbalik. 

You won't regret savouring the juicy chuncky Australian beef rib, well braised and seasoned for eight hours with lemongrass, shallots and ginger, that delicious Ayam Goreng Pak Kaduk, and a whole 600-gram sea bass, fried to moist, flaky perfection, paired with that sambal which sure has a punch and kick to it. 

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

If you like me are lost at what to order over the array of dishes available at Seniman, order the Gabungan 3 Rasa (RM34), a trio of Tauhu Sumbat Kejora (stuffed beancurd), Sotong Kangkong Terangkat (cuttlefish with water spinach salad) and Kerabu Daging Bakar Air Asam (beef kerabu with a dip of tamarind and coconut kerisik). 

I personally love all three appetizers served in this sampler especially the Kerabu Daging Bakar Air Asam! It's so good and really brings back memories of enjoying kerabu to my heart's desire when I was studying in Kelantan years back. The beef is so tender and so generously bathed with tamarind and coconut kerisik. The Tauhu Sumbat and Sotong Kangkong, trust me when I say I nearly finished the whole sampler on my own. 

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Don't worry if you're dining alone as Seniman does offer individual portions as well. Other local dishes that are well elevated here at Seniman is the Mee Kari Udang Bersepai - Large tiger prawns in tangy curry sauce you would just lick the bowl clean. Not forgetting their Lontong Kering Wak Labib (Wak Labib's Compressed Rice Cakes With Coconut tumeric vegetables Gravy) which you might ask them for more sauce as their gravy was just so good. 

Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review
Seniman Halal Food Cafe Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pavilion Bukit Jalil Miriammerrygoround Review

Are you a fan of Petai aka Stinky Beans? If yes, you MUST order the Ikan Bakar Bujang Lapok/600gm (RM52) (Typical Old Bachelor Grilled Whole Seabass with Okra). The petai so strong you can smell from a mile away but don't worry if you're not because you can also request for the fish to be cooked without petai. 

Another strong contender is the Seniman Pizza Bisa Bonar. Baked in an Italian-made Moretti Forni electric oven that enables pizzas to be readied fast in high temperatures, you can even see it in action from the open kitchen. Italian pizza with a local twist, try the Sambal Bilis Petai Power Pizza (RM24) Seniman's Fiery Anchovies Sambal with Bitter Bean Pizza or the Kerutup Kambing Mak Tiri which I heard was a huge hit too. 

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Of course, one can't end the meal without a sweet ending. Seniman innovates with our local fruits like the Chiku (RM16), a creme brûlée with ciku compote or the Apam Nangka Madu Tiga (RM14), a sweet murtabak with honey jackfruit filling. There is also the Pisang Sangai Ice Cream (RM14) which has our goreng pisang or fried banana with ice cream. The hot and cold combination was lovely. Don't miss out on the Roti Jala Sira Durian (RM16) which has the local roti jala paired with durian sauce. 

But I must say the dessert that I loved was the Churros (RM16) not only with the presentation of edible flowers but this has got to be one of the better churros I have eaten. Fluffy Portugese dough gritters dosed with cinnamon sugar which had a satisfying crunch at the first bite. Pair it with their dark chocolate sauce or sticky caramel sauce and it was heavenly. 

That's not it. How would you like to win cash prizes worth up to RM500? Yes, you heard that right! From now until 31 August 2022, SenimanCafe is giving out cash prizes worth up to RM500 when you snap a photo of your meal and share it on  your Instagram. 

How to participate?

  1. Follow @seniman_bukitjalil 
  2. Snap a picture of a meal ordered at Seniman Cafe 
  3. Share it on your Instagram ✨
  4. Tag @seniman_bukitjalil and a friend that you'd like to share the cash voucher with 

3 lucky winners will be chosen by @seniman_bukitjalil 

Terms and Conditions 

  • Cash vouchers can be used at Seniman Cafe, Pavilion Bukit Jalil branch only 
  • Voucher is valid till 30th Sept 2022, 11.59pm 
  • Voucher is valid for dine-in only. 

Address :
Pavilion Bukit Jalil 
Lot 4.31.00, 
Level 4 Pavilion Bukit Jalil 
Persiaran Jalil Utama 
57000 Bukit Jalil 

Opening Hours 
Daily Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 10.00pm 

Contact Phone : +60 19-214 2578
Email : hr@senimancafe.com

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