Friday, 22 November 2013

Yummy French Affair @ Yeast Bistronomy, Bangsar

Always save the best for the last....

Last week, I had a mini foodie trip with my college mates to Bangsar (Read about our visit to Three Little Pigs, Dip n Dip & NOSH!). It was 11.30am when we arrived at Bangsar. It had been quite an adventurous morning, with us running around taking the KTM and taxis in fear of wasting time waiting for the bus, & also guiding our lost friend who drove there & so on.

We were famished when we arrived at Bangsar and decided to fight those hunger pangs with a big breakfast/brunch set. Walking along the famous Bangsar Telawi street, we narrowed down our choice into these two reputable two brunch restaurant, ANTIPODEAN and YEAST.

We were mulling over which restaurant to visit. Checking out the menus of both restaurant, asking everyone for their opinions, in the end we choose Yeast as it seems less crowded (hence food will be served faster) as most of us had tried Antipodean so why not give Yeast a try?
It is very easy to spot YEAST, with the bright yellow sign with blocked letters spelling out "YEAST"
Upon entering, we were greeted by the friendly staffs and also whiff of aroma of freshly baked pastries, making our stomach growl louder. We quickly take our seat and browse through the menu.
Their simple menu printed on brown recycled paper. I love the simplicity of the menu. I don't know why but I was instantly charmed by the designs. Contrary to the cafe's name, the menu is very...un-yeast-ty. LOL. I was expecting to see food items made out of yeast dominating the menu, but instead, the menu was imprinted with lots of words I can't even pronounce LOL.  The menu has two different section, breakfast/brunch & lunch menu.
We were at lost. We didn't know what to order with all the French words over the menu so we asked the waiter for some recommendation and ordered what he suggested. LOL.
After we placed our orders, I couldn't help it but to admire pastries beautifully displayed at the counter. The pastries and puffs seems so soft, fluffy, and charming. So French-y like.
Rustic and hearty looking artisan bread on display!
I loved the chic, cosy yet charming interior of YEAST. I felt as if I have teleported to France as I sat on the dining table, overlooking the lovely display of pastries. The faux flowers was so alluring, giving the restaurant a romantic & relaxing vibes.
Love the open kitchen concept at Yeast. Curious patrons like me get to witness the chef in action! Pots and pans made out of Copper hanging on the ceiling, matches the black and white tile of the restaurant perfectly, striking a harmony.

Our order swiftly arrived! First to arrived was...
Soup of the Day- Potato and Leek Soup RM14
I find the soup quite tasteless and mediocre. It was overly diluted too :/ The bread given was crusty and tasty though.
Oeufs Mollets Florentine RM17
2 Soft Boiled Eggs, topped over a bed of spinach & mushrooms, glazed with Gruyere Cheese Sauce, served with a rustic artisan bread
It was such a pretty sight, seeing the eggs burst, yolk flowing out graciously. The eggs were very well done, so well done it could be called an art. I'm sorry but a perfectly done egg makes me go emotional. The whole dish was at a perfect degree of runny-ness, jsut nice for dipping the crusty & crafty artisan bread inside. Creamy, soothing, flavourful, balanced, perfect.
Parmentier de Confit de Canard RM32 
Shredded Duck Confit topped with a layer of Mashed Potato Pie, served with a side of Tomato Salad
Basically, this is a French version of shepherd pie. The only difference is duck meat is used instead of the usual beef/chicken. The mashed potato pie was lovely- each bite was filled with a pleasant buttery aroma and the taste is further enhanced by herbs. The taste was so pleasantly sophisticated, like a mystery, it was so captivating- it just keeps me from reaching out my spoon, for another bite, and another. The duck confit base was so moist, so tender, I thought it could instantly melt in my mouth. The taste was so soothing, a little salty, yet sourish, and a had a little twist of flavours which I could yet to identify. To put it simply, it was DELICIOUS. A must-try!
The tomato salad that comes with the duck confit pie.
The salad was tossed in balsamic dressing, creating a pleasantly sourish taste which was really refreshing. The tomatoe cubes were marinated well, each bite was bursting with flavours. I would like to applaud YEAST, on how they could manage to transform a simple dish into such a delicacy.
Oeufs Pochés Benedictine RM22 (salmon)
2 Soft Pouched Eggs on Brioche Toast with Smoked Salmon or Smoked Turkey, Béarnaise Sauce and Greens. The poached eggs were perfect. Egg yolk came oozing out magnificently as we poked it. I really liked the béarnaise sauce used, which is actually a herbed-up version of hollandaise sauce. It was full of flavours, smooth and creamy. The whole dish just comes together so well, so perfect. So beautiful. Magnificent!

Sorry for over-using adjectives here, but honestly, I thought that it was such a great dish it deserves extra credits.

Le Croque Monsieur RM25
Grilled Turkey Ham & Cheese sandwich served with a side of French Fries & Green Salad
The layers of cheese and ham and bread stacked together was so alluring & captivating. Don't you just feel like savouring the whole thing by your own? The bread was slightly charred on the side to give it a crisp and aromatic taste. The cheese filling was generous, yet not too much to prevent it fro being overly cloying. As goat cheese was used, there were a sharp, rustic taste when I devour the sandwich. Scrumptious!

The fries, deserves a mention too. It was deep fried till golden perfection. I don't really know what was the dipping sauce the accompany the fries was, but it tasted a little bit like tar-tar sauce, herbed up version. So fine & divine. Wei Chen couldn't help it but to eat it on its own after we ran out of fries lol.

Yeast is officially my favourite brunch restaurant, replacing Antipodean. =p The food here tasted so sophisticated, it was so alluring. Portion was generous, environment was charming, service was pleasant. (Y).

Overall Rating: 9.5/10
(I'd give it a perfect 10, if it weren't for the soup =P)

Yeast Bistronomy
No. 24G, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Phone Number: +03-2282 0118

It took me one week to write this blog post as I was at a lost of words. Awe-struck by YEAST. 
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