Jalan Telawi in Bangsar certainly isn’t a stranger to conceptual dining spots, but Yeast Bistronomy is completely different from any other in the area, or – let’s go broader – any in Kuala Lumpur. The quaint, French-themed bistronomy (a combination of the words ‘bistro’ and ‘gastronomy’) is the brainchild of restaurateur Christophe Chatron-Michaud and his Malaysian wife, Lissan Teh. It is a triple treat for the city’s gastronomists – a bakery, restaurant and a wine bar - and judging how incredibly well-executed Yeast is, we can’t wait to see more outlets in the future.
Decor-wise, Yeast Bistronomy closely embraces the French cafe look. Gone are those clean lines a modern cafe usually sports, and enter checked-tile flooring, an open kitchen, and heavy yellow accented walls and seating. The cheerful look of the bistro is complemented by fresh gerberas on each dining table, and with the aroma of freshly baked bread coming from the bakery at the entrance, the bistro certainly knows how to pique punters’ interest.
Yeast Bistronomy bakes using only natural home-grown yeast as opposed to commercial yeast that is more widely-used. The result is astonishingly soft and flavoursome artisan French breads, ranging from its bestseller almond croissant to the rare smoked duck cheese puff. French specialties such as Madeleines and macarons are also available in the bistro, and, if you happen to be shopping at the property after 17:00, you are entitled for 30% discount on all bread items!
As for the dine-in menu, Yeast in Kuala Lumpur specializes mainly in French cuisine, as well as more unique dishes such as grilled bamboo king prawn with saffron risotto and seared Hokkaido scallop. We came by during lunch hour and while the restaurant was starting to fill up, service was still fast and efficient. We sampled their mesclun lardons (egg salad) and their quiche Lorraine that afternoon, and were amazed at how such simple dishes could taste so good at the hands of the expert patisserie cook!
Yeast Bistronomy is quickly becoming one of KL’s favourite hangout spots, thanks to its simply delicious breads and dine-in menu, and while prices are a little bit steep, the quality of each item from Yeast’s kitchen certainly justifies the bill. We also quite like the fact that it is in Bangsar, which means great accessibility, with plenty of parking spots.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 08:00 – 22:00; Friday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:30
- Address: 24G, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0118