Yeast Bistronomy @ Mid Valley Megamall, KL

Yeast KL

Yeast Bistronomy started out in the prestigious Jalan Telawi 2 address in Bangsar but expanded to Mid Valley Megamall earlier this year. I go to Mid Valley quite often during the weekdays but I seldom see people inside except for the odd couple or so enjoying a glass of wine. It’s part bistro, part bakery and part café and it really is owned by a French.

Yeast Bistronomy

Yeast is actually more of a boulangerie but they also serve a small selection of hot plates, just like some of its French counterparts. We were there over the weekend and was surprised to see quite a lot of people inside. They also have an al fresco area at the pavilion type extensions you see in the F&B outlets on the same frontage between Mid Valley and The Gardens.

Croissant au Jambon et au Fromage (RM 26)

Croissant Jambon Fromage

This is a ham and cheese croissant (which they swapped with a delicious herb loaf baked in-house coz they ran out of croissants) with a side of green salad and fries. I thought the use of this bread tastes much better than a croissant (although they have different textures) and the ham (real ham, not turkey ham or nonsense like that) and cheese combo was very comforting.

Caffe Vergnano Cappuccino (RM 12)

Caffe Vergnano Cappuccino

This is quite unusual. Yeast only uses Caffe Vergnano 1882 and all orders are *Double Shots* – that means you’re getting two (2) espressos in each order, not for the faint-hearted or caffeine intolerant. This is a very popular brand of coffee that is made by Italians in London and have even received praise from Gordon Ramsay.

Escargots à la Bourguignonne (RM 25)

Escargots a la Bourguignonne

Snails! Who doesn’t love escargots? I’m a huge fan of them and there’s nothing quite like eating this dish in a Paris bistro, it’s as common as French Onion Soup (with a croute covering the entire top). The ones at Yeast don’t come with the shell of the snail but in most restaurants, the shells are decorative anyway, escargots comes in huge cans for restaurants, unless you’re eating in a Michelin star restaurant.

Valrhona Chocolate Chaud (RM 16)

Valrhona Chocolate Chaud

We actually didn’t see this in the menu at first and when I perused it the second time I knew I had to order it for my dear. She quite liked it, although it wasn’t as thick as the one we had in Paris. Valrhona is a very popular brand of chocolate for cooking in France, we stocked up with a lot of their single origin 70 gram bars a while back.

Yeast Bistronomy KL

Yeast serves decent food and very reasonable prices, especially for their wonderful coffee. The bill came up to RM 83.75 for the two of us. The best thing about Yeast is that they don’t charge 10% service charge, it’s the standard 6% GST only and this is advertised quite prominently at their outlet in Mid Valley. It’s a nice place to go for a quick bite to eat in the afternoon if you’re into French casual.

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12 thoughts on “Yeast Bistronomy @ Mid Valley Megamall, KL

    • Yeah, I thought it was unusual enough to comment on too! :)

      Most restaurants and cafes charge a 10% service fee, even ones with far worse and minimal service, while this place doesn’t. It’s a refreshing change.

    • Yup, and it’s quite convenient too! :)

      It’s just at the row of F&B shops between Mid-Valley and The Gardens. Good for afternoon tea or lunch.

    • It tasted decent enough! :)

      No la, we just go wherever is convenient. Usually, anyway. Sometimes I like to drive far away to eat a dish I’m craving for e.g. sang har mee. I’ll drive to Batu Caves for that.

  1. Whoa, croissant au what? Looks like firsh & chips at first, then I look at your title again, and I see carefully again, then ahhhh, yeshhhh, I see the melted cheese and ham inside.. The escargots look unique, looks they they deep-fry them or something, no shells..

    • It’s supposed to be a croissant! :)

      However, they ran out of croissants and switched to a herb based bread, which was actually quite good. It’s just a different version of Croque Monsieur/Madame, which they also serve here, with their own flat sandwich bread.

      Oh, most restaurants buy escargots in large cans (like 3-5 kg cans). It’s not in its shell, the shells are purely for decoration. This is true for most restaurants outside France and even some inside, it’s just a food cost issue, except in Michelin star places where food cost isn’t an issue. It’s not deep fried, cooked the classic way with garlic and butter.

  2. Ooo….I love escargots….though the ones I’ve eaten usually come with shells (I think I’ve come across once only without shells). So, that thing covering the escargots…I assume is a piece of garlic, herbed, toasty bread?

  3. i love the whole ambiance and food presentation which could demonstrate their focus to serve the class & quality for those who are paying. I would love to visit soon. When will you be there?????

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