2 years back when it was coffee and cakes for almost every cafe in Klang Valley, Pickle and Fig offered hot-pressed paninis and their home blends of smoothies, providing a refreshing departure from the typical brunch cafes.
Customers grew to love the rustic sandwiches; build from quality ingredients and made fresh upon order.
A glass of thick, concentrated goodness of their smoothies completed the meal for many.
Today, Pickle and Fig boasts of a breakfast menu, a decent selection of pasta, crispy churros and additional options for their well-loved sandwiches.
All are written on a huge chalkboard menu, with ingredients listed. Simple and straightforward, just like their food.
Once you’ve placed your order at the cashier, select a comfortable corner to call your own and relax while your meal is being prepared.
Outside the wooden chairs and pallet gave a rustic vibe, while inside the cool air conditioning and dimly lit interior gave respite from our humid Malaysian weather.
I was here sometime during the first few months of operations.
The smoothie I had was too sweet, and someone ordered a sandwich /panini that didn’t really tasted that good to me.
And thus I’ve not seen the need to return til recently.
On this visit, we sampled a few of the latest addiction to the menu.
The Pulled Beef (RM22) Panini is essentially pulled beef, pickled bell peppers, melted mozzarella and infused oil on wholemeal or whitebread.
And just as the image here suggested, this panini is lip-smacking good. There were generous amount of tasty, tender beef which wasn’t too saucy so it didn’t cause the bread to become soggy too soon.
This is official my default pick for a meal here at Pickle and Fig.
The Guacamole Chicken (RM17) is a safe bet for those who prefer familiarity.
Plain sliced chicken breast are smeared with copious amount of housemade guacamole, topped with roasted bell peppers, toasted almonds and mixed greens on foccacia.
Both sandwiches are accompanied by a side of chunky hand-cut potato wedges, triple-cooked to a golden crisp.
Yes, you read right. No commercial wedges are served here.
The same philosophy applies to the dressings used in their salads. All are housemade while the breads are made-to-order by their appointed bakers.
All in all the kitchen team has successfully ensured that every ingredient worked well together to form really tasty sandwiches.
For beverages we sampled the Reversed White Mocha which consist of 2 shots of espresso (100% Arabica) and a glass of hot white chocolate.
Pour the white chocolate over the espresso ball to slowly melt it down and enjoy your drink sip by sip as you savour your food.
My only worry was that this might be too sweet since white chocolate was used but it turned out just nice, balanced out by the bitterness of the espresso.
Something lighter than a salad or sandwich would be the Blueberry Yogurt Muesli (RM10). Fresh raspberries were added into the low fat blueberry yogurt and topped with muesli.
As you might know, I’m never in favour of anything low-fat, for more often than not, the product contains added sugar and flavourings to make up for the loss of flavour due to the loss of fat.
Besides, the yogurt was SO SWEET I couldn’t finish this.
That’s a shame, for the muesli was quite nice!
It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a good platter of churros.
The ones at Pickle and Fig has wonderful crispy outer shell while remaining soft and pillowy on the inside.
Most of us may be used to dusting of icing sugar on the churros but at Pickle and Fig, you get to dip your churros into this little pot of sticky, thick toffee flavoured caramel sauce instead.
I preferred this over icing sugar anytime, for at least the caramel dip imparts a nice smoky sweetness versus sugar which is plain saccharine.
Besides, it also means that I’ll get to control the amount of sweetness that goes with my churros.
Churros (RM10) – churros + caramel dip.
There are some pastry and cakes choices near the cashier if you are seeking for further sweet bites.
Other than smoothies and coffee Pickle and Fig offers a variety of tea too.
As for ambiance, I personally find the interior monotonously grey, gloomy and wooden. Then again I’m the sort for all-white or colours.
Anyhow I’m always seated outside for fresh air and sunshine so don’t mind me.
Dine in – 5 % service charge.
Pickle and Fig,
26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm