Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pickle & Fig @ Taman Tun

Nifty nook for TTDI's residents to saunter in, sit back, sip, slurp & snack.

Salads & light bites straddle the menu (with few pickles or figs in sight), but made-to-order sandwiches occupy the place of pride, from hot-pressed panini (RM19) with beef pastrami, rotkraut red cabbage, mozzarella, Russian dressing & infused oils ...

 ... to ciabatta (RM15) crammed with coronation chicken (a mayo-based recipe from Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 ascension banquet), caramelized onions, raisins & alfalfa sprouts. Other sandwiches include ones stuffed with hummus, portobello mushrooms & more

Copious carbs: hand-cut, triple-cooked, steamy-chunky potato wedges.

Pickle & Fig flows with creative juices. Smoothies here are supremely satisfying; love this thicker-than-milkshakes, tastier-than-protein-shakes blend of avocado, dates, milk & yogurt.

Goji-rawrr! Wolfberries, strawberries, apple, pineapple & yogurt combine for a dairy-fruity delight.

Prices seem suburb-suitable, with no sandwich breaching RM20 before taxes.

Pickle & Fig @ TTDI,
26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2858-9960
Open 10am-10pm (11pm Fridays & Saturdays)
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26 comments:

  1. My pick would be Hoisin Chicken + Baby Spinach Panini and the Prawn Salad Cold Sandwich...Goji-rawrr too...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, I was very tempted to try the hoisin chicken, guacamole chicken, portobello hummus and also fhe smoked salmon, but that would have been sandwich overkill :D Wah, your eyesight so sharp, can read the menu in that penultimate photo =)

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  2. Gosh! Another one of these places. So many there. I wonder how they can survive - seeing from your photos that most of the time, there is hardly anybody around...or you go at odd hours when business isn't that great?

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, actually there were four other occupied tables consisting of various groups on this recent weeknight. I just try to avoid photographing other customers if possible :D

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  3. Recipe from Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 ascension banquet? Hmmm I want to try that chicken ciabatta. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, from wikipedia, it says that "coronation chicken is a combination of precooked cold chicken meat, herbs and spices, and a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce which can be eaten as a salad or used to fill sandwiches" :D

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  4. I hope those sandwhich are not too dry. Especially those with chicken in the menu. It would have been awful if it's dry.

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    1. Sycookies: ooo, u can rest easy, the sandwiches here are prepared to order (so u might need to wait 10 minutes for them to be served), hot and juicy :D

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  5. Jz saw it this morning cos I went to tapau chap fan frm the coffeeshop on the same row!
    Love sandwiches and love milkshakes. This place got everything I like! :D

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, I guess maybe u could try to tapau a sandwich from here sometime. The bread seems limited to foccacia, ciabatta and wholemeal slices, but there's quite a wide variety of fillings. And I really enjoyed the smoothies here, they're very creamy and have got good flavor, heh =)

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  6. Looks tempting. Luckily it's not all about figs and pickles, both of which I am not fond of

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    1. Footfringe: haha I'm 50-50 with you on that. I love figs but I dislike pickles! :D

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  7. goji berries.. i like! wah sounds like my kinda place for shakes;)

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    1. Ciki: oh yeah, lotsa nice smoothies here, with the dairy ones maybe for a post-exercise drink for you and also non-dairy ones filled with berries, bananas and other fruits :D

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    1. Baby sumo: looks like figs are absent so far (strange hor). But hopefully maybe they'll introduce a fig salad here someday, heh =)

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  9. Goji Rawrr looks like a healthy fix.

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    1. Missyblurkit: it is! Though oops, maybe I should clarify that Goji Rawrr isn't its actual name. I just made that up, heh (goji = wolf berries, rite) :D

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    2. It actually sounds like Gojira (Godzilla)...tats wat I immediately tot of at first! :p

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    3. Ulric: heheh, i'm glad you got that. the pun was definitely intentional :D

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  10. ciabatta (RM15) crammed with coronation chicken caramelized onions, raisins & alfalfa sprouts. ... wow, no meat? Is it a vegan dish? Sounds very healthy ! ;D

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    1. Eunice: ooo, actually there's chicken in that ciabatta, but there is one vegetarian sandwich available here, stuffed with mushroom, tahini and bell peppers. That one sounds good too! :D

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  11. LOVE PANINI!!!! :D The best one I've had was a wild mushroom one with fontina cheese, toasted slivered almonds, garlic & chilli!!! Yummmmmmieeeee!

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    1. Vien: a great panini, toasty and filled with delicious ingredients, is really amazing, isn't it :D oooh, the one you've described sounds memorable indeed. if i can't find it sold anywhere, i might just have to buy all those ingredients and make it myself (i love almonds and i love garlic!) :D

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  12. They are doing super Great ! those Sandwiches and panini is a BOOM ! the triple cooked Wedges is my Fav !

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    1. Sephy: yeah, this is a pretty nice addition to ttdi ... I really enjoyed the panini, and the wedges were just the right balance of crunchy and fluffy, heh :D

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