One wonders how many more rice grain shops does the CBD need? As though as it is never enough.
Pickleville opened by the people behind Sarnies have also opened a rice bowl and toast focused café, but with a twist. (Yeah, not a cookie-cutter.)
The name of the shop should give a clue.
As a note, the café is not in plain sight. When I made a visit anonymously (I did not think the service staff recognised me), I was asked the question of, ”How did you find us?”
It is located on the 4th storey of co-working space The Working Capitol at Robinson Road.
For breakfast from 8am till 11am, the Fancy Toast served include Avocado on Toast ($9.50), Ham and Cheese ($11), Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese ($13), Nutella and Banana ($8) and Peanut Butter & Jelly ($8). You can also build your own toast.
The 4 signature lunch bowls offered were Chicken ($15), Salmon ($15.50), Roasted Beef ($16), and Vegan ($12).
After a tiring gym workout, I just ordered the Salmon Bowl without really analysing what it included.
It was really only after I took two big spoonful, then I realised the combination was fairly sour and even lingered for a while.
There were at least 4 ingredients that were sourish – pickled radish, pickled cumber, sauerkraut, and pineapple salsa.
I liked the pickled cucumber – it was mellow and wasn’t as sharp as the usual ones.
However, too much of a good thing can be excessive. Another friend commented it was well, like atas kiam chye peng (salted vegetable rice).
Beyond that, the salmon was mildly rich and fleshy, though the texture of the rice wasn’t fantastic – too dry.
Has the potential, but need some fine-tunjng
The benefits of having pickles, especially when they are prepared in-house, include the probiotics and help in digestion. Perhaps having one to two fresh greens could help balance the overall taste.
The Working Capitol on Robinson, 140 Robinson Road #04-00 Singapore 068907
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun