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Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Review: The Yogitree

The Yogitree in The Gardens has been one of our fave place to chill out whilst having delicious meals be it for lunch, tea, or dinner. This is another marvelous creation of Chef Ekachai of The Social, Planter's Jim and T Club. For this cafe, they're serving healthy dishes using fresh, natural and mostly organic ingredients without using addictives.


As usual, when most people, well especially like Capt'n Hook, see the words healthy and organic, they'll immediately have words like bland, boring, tasteless crop up in their mind and are usually very skeptical about the taste. Asking them to eat these kinda food is like dragging a cat for a bath!


Somehow one day Capt'n Hook and I decided to dine here for dinner. He was squirmish but after his first taste, he took a liking to the food here. Once, we were here for dinner and we opted for their set dinner which is really value for money.

They have Oriental Set at RM49++; Fish of the Day Set at RM65++ and Western Dinner Set at RM69++ (click the link to see sample menus). You can opt for a glass of wine or fresh juice. Starters are usually soup, followed by a few choices of main course to choose from and ends with a dessert which you can pick from the cake display.

We tried the Oriental set where we opted for a juice. Watermelon juice was served and seriously, it's refreshing and tasted naturally sweet.

YT - watermelon juice

That day, we were served Beef Herbal Soup which has clear broth and 2 springy beef meatballs.

YT - beef herbal soup

Capt'n Hook opted for Ayam Perchik Nasi Ulam which was surprisingly good. He usually doesn't fancy the multigrains rice I cook but he has no complain here with the brown rice eaten with the freshly chopped ulam (leafy herbs). The chicken is baked before perchik gravy is slathered on it. This is tasty and he wished they gave more of the gravy. In the platter was a piece of fried fish marinaded in turmeric. Quite a huge portion I would say.

YT - Ayam Perchik Nasi Ulam

As for myself, I asked for Beef Noodle Soup. Adoi, I found out the soup base is actually the same soup that they served as the starter. *roll eyes* Sighhh they should have serve a different kinda of soup eh??? The taste is similar to Vietnamese Pho but the herbs and spices taste are stronger.

YT - beef noodle soup

As we were too stuffed, we packed our desserts back. Since the cakes were served with ice-cream, they allowed us to have the ice-cream there. We picked a Carrot and Orange Cake with Cream Cheese frosting and Peach and Banana Crumble. The carrot cake is moist and packed with carrots as you can see below. I liked the crumble a lot as it contained thick layers of peaches and bananas!

YT - carrot cake

YT - peach and banana crumble

On another occasion, we were there with BoiBoi in a weekend. I shared a Soup of The Day which is Cauliflower Soup (RM16) and Grilled Organic Chicken on Toasted Ciabatta with Basil Mayonnaise and Tomato Salsa (RM20). Both portions are quite large, luckily we were sharing. The soup was just normal but loved the crispy garlic toast that came with it. The sandwich has a lot of thickly shredded chicken inside. The sandwich is so tall that was kinda messy to eat up hahaha BoiBoi was busy wiping up after each bite.

BoiBoi had a Very Berry (RM12) juice which has strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry and carrot. It was indeed a very berry combi and tasted a little on the tangy side.

Very Berry RM12 1

Capt'n Hook ordered the Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (RM39) which is only available on weekends. The beef was roasted perfectly to his liking. The meat was tender, almost melt in the mouth texture. I will definitely order this again.

Roast Beef and yorkshire pudding RM39 1

We ended our meal with an old school cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake served with vanilla ice-cream. Hmm very moist and the best part is they uses fresh pineapples and not canned ones!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake RM11 1

With attentive service, great and healthy food... Yogitree will continue to be one of our fave haunt in The Gardens ;-)

Since today has such an auspicious date, I just wish Yogitree will have a long life like Planter's Jim and The Social!!!

The Yogitree
Lot F-237B, 1st Floor, (Isetan Side)
Gardens Mid Valley,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (603) 2282 6163

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ling239 said...

first time i see a Pineapple Upside Down Cake... so delicious looking!!

J said...

I was surprised how good the "healthy food" there tasted too! :)
(I love the chicken cacciatore!)

worldwindows said...

Quite a mix of food styles. The quality seems to shine through but the pricing is on the high side!

Wilson Ng said...

Never had such healthy food before... interesting place..

hope to see u soon!

Unknown said...

Tsk... tsk... and you didn't book online through ? zOMG! :)

rokh said...

mmm am always thinking to one day try this place out!

Anonymous said...

many times i've walked past, browsed the menu, but somehow, wondered why the inflated prices for simple meals like that?
hehee... gotta pay more for healthy food i guess.

btw, can you pls update my link? thanks.

Swee San said...

"Its not work if u love what u do" hahahahah now, that's a different view..

Babe_KL said...

ling, its actually a very old school cake :D

J, noted, next time will try that

world windows, yeah but i'm willing to part for the kinda of food i expected

yes wilson!

frat, i went there b4 u signed them! hehe

rachel, you should with all your sistas

J2Kfm, will do

LOL Swee San

Kiran @ said...

Thanks for the review :) Would certainly sample Yogitree during my next visit to KL end of this year ;)

Simon Seow said...

I had their finger food once when I was there for a poll dancing press conference. Not bad.

Babe_KL said...

hope you'll enjoy it Kiran

Simon, try their meals next time

Anonymous said...

peach and banana crumble looks good. but pricy.. :(

Angie Tee said...

Glad you like Yogitree. I will send the link to them :)

Babe_KL said...

peaches and cupcakes, i think desserts at cafe these days are priced around there what more when these are made with real butter ;-)

Angie, you know the owner? ANyway it's good not to let my praises to go to waste :D