Finally, an unGroupon related posting …although it was still a promo-meal from Dealmates . When can I breakaway- when ? when ? is there something like AA to cure my addiction ?
In my small , mysterious and belacan mind, the name Yogitree conjures images/concept of : green, healthy ( in my vocabulary- this translate to being : boring and bland ) , body cleansing, contortionist (yoga), save the whales, stop cruelty to the mother-in-laws movement , re-cycle, Yellowstone Park ( Yogi Bear and Bobo) , Baobab tree ( tree of life), Everest ( as in heavily bearded guru high up in the mountains seeking the meaning of life), the
abnominal abdominal abominable snowman — oh that is Yeti, not Yogi lahh, and so much more, that my brain hurts…
Anyway, I have never dined at Yogitree, so, I sorta jumped ( in a good way) when I saw the promotional meal on Dealmates. The promotion was for : Bruschetta, Macarons, scones, cake and tea. Sounds good to me ! And I don’t even know what are bruschettas, and although I have heard of the heavenly macarons , I never had any in my life…so *katak bawah tempurung one….( *frog under coconut shell..meaning-amphibian and can quickly adapt to any occasion …errr..that is certainly NOT the correct interpretation)
Did a bit of shopping at the Megamall, and then made our way to The Gardens- well, for someone who can only eat a decent meal when they are featured on Groupons/ other discount sites- how can I afford to shop at The Gardens lorr..
It was about 11a.m on a Saturday when we stepped into the Yogitree and the place was rather empty except for a guy who was enjoying his cuppa coffee at the next table. We presented the voucher and was asked to select our choice of cake to go with our meal- the rest of the items on the voucher were fixed. The setting was pleasant and simplistic, rattan chairs and wooden tables and no Yogi Bear or Bobo in sight.
I hadn’t had Earl Grey for a while…this was pleasant …but why no milk one..or maybe we should have asked..but I rather liked the Earl Grey flavoured with brown sugar..
Bruschetta…ahh..so pretty one..although I was a bit skeptical when I saw the bundle of alfafa sprouts that looked like a bad perm on the Bruchetta and ekk..what is that meat with that green thingy one. They were : Pesto chicken bruschetta and grilled vegetable caramelized onion bruschetta. The verdict after tasting : healthy food can be yummy too !! I was a bit worried that the alfafa might be too green for my liking, but the grilled vegetable and caramelized onion was flavourful and the alfafa had to play second bass to them but contributed by adding a crunchy texture to the topping.
Macaron and scones: the scones were served warm, a tinge of sweetness, bits of raisins- and when eaten with the strawberry jam – was heavenly….so nice one…no wonder the Queen ( the one in England) like scones. The macarons were light and expectedly sweet, I prefer the mint flavoured macaron which had a stronger and distinct flavour compared to the chocolate flavoured version.
For the cake of the day, we choose to try the chocolate truffle torte served with whipped cream..what is the difference between a cake and a torte ? according to the http://recipes.lovetoknow.com/wiki/What_Is_the_Difference_Between_a_Cake_and_a_Torte
- Cakes are lighter than tortes.
- Cakes use cake flour only while tortes will often add ground nut meal or breadcrumbs to the recipe to increase density of the cake.
- In many tortes, the cake is soaked with a liqueur or at the very least simple syrup.
- The simple syrup is often flavored with a citrus peel, extract, or with a liqueur.
- Tortes are almost always a central European recipe.
- All tortes are cakes but not all cakes are tortes.
- Because tortes are more complicated to make than cakes, tortes are usually more expensive.
The usual price for cakes are RM12 per piece. The torte was light, creamy, rich chocolaty – I likey the tortyyy.
You can view the menu on line by clicking here ,Yogitree serves salad, sandwiches, soup, main courses like- poached salmon, fish and chips, duck confit, wagyu beef cheese burger, asian fares –organic hainanese chicken rice, asam laksa, lamb shanks bak kut the, ayam percik nasi ulam etc, and a series of desserts and home made ice cream too.Location : Lot F-237-B, First Floor ( Isetan Side) , The Gardens , Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur 59200 Tel 2282 6163 Website : http://www.yogitree.com/