Le Gourmet – Former Yum Yum Tree!

Mario insisted we stop over this restaurant when we were at Makati doing some wedding stuff hunting.  Le Gourmet, which was formerly known Yum Yum Tree!, is located inside Rustan’s grocery (right at the entrance).  If you’re coming inside, it’s on the left side.

Here's a view of the entrance from inside the restaurant.  Right across the street outside is the new Glorietta 5.
Here's a view of the entrance from inside the restaurant. Right across the street outside is the new Glorietta 5.

About the Shop

Mario said he used to dine a lot in this restaurant back when it was still called Yum Yum Tree! (YYT).  He actually forgot what it was called before so we asked one of the servers.  The shop is properly lit yet still relaxing to the eyes.  The ambiance was great despite being at the entrance of a busy grocery and we were there on a Sunday, so you could just imagine people buzzing in and out.

There’s enough space to move around and while waiting for your order (or after you eat).  Should you deside to buy some sausage links, cheese or any spice for your home cooked meals, you can look around and shop.

Sausage links here and other meat products...  I haven't had a chance to walk around to see what they're selling from upclose.  I'll update this post once I do have more pictures on our next dining experience.
Sausage links here and other meat products... I haven't had a chance to walk around to see what they're selling from upclose. I'll update this post once I do have more pictures on our next dining experience.
The freezer on the right of the picture holds the cheese selections and the shelves at the center have the spices and all the bottled stuff.  ^_^
The freezer on the right of the picture holds the cheese selections and the shelves at the center have the spices and all the bottled stuff. ^_^

About the Food

Upon receiving the menu, he immediately looked for the prices of the dishes as he continued to brag about how inexpensive they were but very tasty while we were window shopping at Glorietta 5.  When he found the Pinoy meals section, he said their prices haven’t changed.  He pointed to dishes that cost 150php on the average.  I think those were ok as long as the serving size is good for 2 people.

He ordered Lumpiang Shanghai + plain rice and I ordered Sinigang na Baboy which already comes with free rice.  For drinks, we had Peach Iced Tea since we wanted to compare how their Peach Ice Tea tasted against Tokyo Cafe’s.

This is the Lumpiang Shanghai and it was really good!  You know that most of the times people would complain that some lumpia's are all wrapper and no meat?  Well, this one's the opposite!  ^_^
This is the Lumpiang Shanghai and it was really good! You know that most of the times people would complain that some lumpia's are all wrapper and no meat? Well, this one's the opposite! ^_^
Sinigang!!!  One of my favorite dishes!  I loved how salty it was!  It was just right for me and I didn't need to add fish sauce (patis).  A lot of people (like Mario) probably wouldn't like it because, admittedly, it was a little too salty for restaurant standards, but I loved it!  Maybe they had a little accident in the Kitchen resulting to a salty batch?  Who cares!  ^_^
Sinigang!!! One of my favorite dishes! I loved how salty it was! It was just right for me and I didn't need to add fish sauce (patis). A lot of people (like Mario) probably wouldn't like it because, admittedly, it was a little too salty for restaurant standards, but I loved it! Maybe they had a little accident in the Kitchen resulting to a salty batch? Who cares! ^_^

The serving size was good.  Both Sinigang and Lumpia were enough to feed 2 people without the bloated feeling (for us, at least).  ^_^  Knowing our tummies could probably hold more food than the average human being sometimes, so the serving, for others, would probably be too big.  For us, it was enough that we satisfied our hunger but didn’t feel over-stuffed.

I was happy Mario insisted we have dinner here and I would want to go back again to try their cheese platter!!!  YUMMY!

Le Gourmet (Yum Yum Tree!)
Le Gourmet (Yum Yum Tree!)

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