Monday, August 30, 2010


Bamboo charcoal dried noodle- RM9.90; Cantonese style yee mee- RM9.90 (ala carte) / RM13.90 (set meal)

Amidst all the meat and sinful food that I enjoy indulging in, sometimes eating healthily can be a good option too. A fellow colleague had her farewell today and was not feeling too well, hence we decided to go for an organic vegetarian lunch. Moreover, you know how heavy and sinful lunches make you want to fall asleep at work (i.e. especially after a session of heavenly char siew....).

Be LOHAS Cafe may be a quirky name but it is actually a very meaningful acronym- Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability, which is a recognized term for healthy lifestyle and sustainability
of the environment. The term is also translated by the Chinese to mean "Le Huo" or Living Happily. I suppose when you eat healthily, your body automatically feels more energetic, lively and hence you will feel happy too- it's a chain reaction from the things you put into your mouth to emotions.

Nasi lemak- RM8.90 (ala carte) / RM12.90 (set); Purple Beauty Drink- RM4

The menu boasts a variety in terms of ala carte dishes or set meals. If you're in a big group, then you may want to order dishes and share but individuals can also have their fix of noodles or rice dishes in set format which is more value for money as it comes with a vegetable soup (not a drop of oil in sight!) and healthy drink. My fellow colleagues had the Bamboo Charcoal Dried Noodle and Cantonese Yee Mee while I opted for the Nasi Lemak. The charcoal noodles may look frightening but in actuality, the noodles does not taste as funky as it looks. My colleagues commented that both noodles were pretty good, and generous in portion. The Purple Beauty Drink is very wholesome as well- using soya milk and wild rice as ingredients, you can be sure it's bursting with nutrition!

The Nasi Lemak that I had uses wild rice instead of the usual coconut laden white rice and I really like the sambal bawang that accompanies it. Because this is a vegetarian option, hence the 'chicken curry' is actually flour balls. The portion is quite huge too! This is definitely a refreshing change from the usual sinful Village Park Nasi Lemak nearby.

The cafe is actually half of the shop, while the other half is dedicated to retailing organic foodstuff, so if you want to Be LOHAS, come early to avoid disappointment!

37, Jalan SS21/60,
Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7722 5686

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Kokopelli Travellers Bistro

Tomato Soup- RM9.90; French Onion Soup- RM12.90

Fridays are always looked forward to as it means LONGER lunch hours! Or at least nobody's really in the mood to keep track of what time you're back from lunch as everyone's already on a weekend mood ;-) I've recently discovered a lunch place gem which is just nearby my office. However, this place has already been publicized by some of the food blogs out there...

Mousaka- RM20.90; Butter Fish- RM29.90; Lamb Shank- RM32.90; Bangers & Mash- RM22.90

The soups made great starters to warm the soul. I love French Onion soup, so when I saw this on the menu... I knew I had to order this! The only downside of this is I wish it came with just the soup and no bread underneath the cheese as the bread soaks up my soup!! The mains were good nonetheless and the food presentation made us feel it's already yummy even before tasting. I has the Mousaka which is a Mediterranean dish with aubergine, mashed potatoes, minced beef, and baked with egg and cheese = delicious!

Pasta E Funghi- RM20.90; Apple Juice & Orangeale

The fruit juices were fresh and not your average diluted and artificial fruit juices.

Besides great food, the ambience is very cosy and laidback as it sits on a bungalow lot with great service too. The only downside? Parking is a problem- but you can choose to park over at 3Two Square and walk over.

Kokopelli Travellers Bistro
No.6, Jalan Bukit,
Section 11/2, PJ.
Tel: 03-7956 7505

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Yogitree @ The Gardens

Grilled Mediterranean vegetables with superfoods salad with pine nuts, home made pesto & organic beans- RM23; Carbonara with Smoked Salmon- RM27; Panfried Halibut served with red pepper sauce and mixed salad- RM38

Early last month, I was in The Yogitree to celebrate 2 colleagues' birthday. I had previously read about this place before and the concept of 'organic and fresh food'.

Carbonara with bacon, mushrooms & egg- RM22; Spaghetti prawn served with spicy cream sauce- RM28

The food were so-so, nothing that blows my mind off but we were disappointed with the Smoked Salmon Carbonara. The pasta simply didn't make the cut as it was tangled and confused like a plate of over-braised Yee Mee. While I appreciate the lighter option of non-cream carbonara, I wish the kitchen could have put more consistency in the cooking as the same carbonara in Bacon, Mushrooms and Egg were more presentable and palatable.

Mixed mushroom tart with truffle oil- RM14; Chocolate creme brulee- RM12; Birthday cakes

Though the food was nothing great, service was excellent as the serving staff was attentive, observant and thoughtful enough to notice that we were celebrating 2 birthdays- we had a complimentary slice of cake on top of another slice that we ordered earlier.

The Yogitree

Lot F-237B, 1st Flr (Isetan side)
The Gardens, Mid Valley.
Tel: 03-2282 6163

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]
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