Both of us actually stumbled upon this place after finishing our grocery shopping at TTDI’s morning market over a weekend. So dinner plans at Fickles was in our To-Do list next.
More and more cafés are joining the breakfast/pastry + coffee bar bandwagon lately. Though this trend has been around ever since, but due to popular demands, cafés as such will continue to pop up.
Nestled in a rather auspicious area in TTDI, Fickles is located at the same row as Bank Islam, Sarah Orthodontic Practice Sdn Bhd and Pizza Hut. Simple enough to be located if one is familiar with TTDI. Nevertheless, parking in TTDI is notoriously infamous for being a pain in the neck.
The place is brightly litted with warm yellow lights with pretty hipster art paintings adorning the wall. Spot the electric and acoustic guitar hung there? 🙂
We were immediately greeted by this very friendly waiter whom warmly welcomed and ushered us to our seats. Talk about good service right now! He cheerfully placed the menu in front of us, introduced the signature dishes and then stepped aside to give us some privacy to decide our fare.
Flat White (RM8.90) and Iced Latte (RM8.90). Both cups of joe tasted pretty decent to us. Not coffee connoisseurs, but we felt the coffee was decent enough to please our palates.
For starters, we had the Sauteed Mushrooms (RM12.90). A plate of creamy mushrooms with bacon bits. Just like how the gNOMes imagined it to be. Albeit being slightly on the salty side, this dish is rather palatable, making us look forward to the mains. And oh, just so you know, we gNOMes are suckers for mushrooms. Mushroom ragout or along that sort, that is.
Lontong Goreng (RM10.90). Feeling slightly adventurous, gNOMe 2 decided to have the Lontong Goreng instead of the usual safe Pasta bet. A plate of Johorean specially fried rice cakes with onions, ginger, chilli, garlic and egg. We felt that this dish indeed gave a very interesting twist to lontong, which is usually eaten with kueh lodeh (soup based vegetables cooked in coconut milk). A little bit spicy, salty and savoury with rather mushy rice cakes. Now, if you like lontong, try dish! And let us know what do you think.
Salted Egg Squid (RM15.90). Deep fried squid with salted egg, wrapped in tortilla, served with side salad and fries. Crowd’s favourite, as we were told. Not and never a fan of squids, gNOMe 2 actually hesitated to try. Squid fried golden with salted egg batter, wrapped with greens. The combination proved to be mouth watering, no wonder it’s a crowd’s favourite! The squid was fresh and slightly chewy, fragrant and has hints of salted egg. Yums we say! Order this if you pay a visit there 🙂
Verdict : The food served there actually caught us by surprise. A fusion of western + local dishes. Coupled with super friendly waiters and barista, the whole experience dining at Fickles was pleasant. Pop by if you are in the neighbourhood, because we are sure we will!
How to get there :
Address : 11, Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number : +6012-953 2692
Opening Hours : Mondays to Fridays. 1000 hours till 2200 hours.
Saturdays. 0800 hours till 2200 hours.
Sundays. 0800 hours till 1500 hours.