S.Wine @ Publika Mall is a porky restaurant with a wine shop conveniently located right outside the restaurant. As always, the Big Group has a way with naming their restaurants and S.Wine is no exception, combining elegantly and concisely the concept of wine and pork together.
S.Wine offers a fusion of western and local delights with an emphasis on pork. Pork, Pork, Pork and Pork. Roast pork, pork belly, pork chop, pork curry, pork salad. All sorts. Some of the items on their menu seemed to be creative too – lemon grass grilled pork chop, salted fish pork patties and momofuku-inspired pork buns. While I was ordering my food, I actually didn’t read pass the Mains because I was hungary, I had a craving for burger and I quickly settled on the Sloppy Piggy Burger. It was only in retrospect, I relooked at the menu and thought, hey, they have some interesting stuff here!
Our first dish was the Olio Chorizo Chunks with Broccoli and Blue Cheese. The chorizo was a delight as it is not a common ingredient and I like the smokey flavour to it. Although I liked the chorizo, I was expecting more from the dish. There was only a few pieces of chorizo chunks, a few pieces of broccoli and a meager piece of blue cheese. The dish was served together with the salad with sloppy presentation.
The Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar Salad was better than Olio Chorizo Chunks in terms of presentation. A colorful, crisp salad with greens, purples, reds and blacks together in one plate. I loved the balsamic sauce but the chicken was a little dry.
The third and fourth dish were served together and we had to wait for a good 15minutes after the first 2 dishes came out. The Sloppy Piggy Burger with Mexicana Pulled Pork and the Chorizo Cheese Burger with Bacon. Both burgers were quite similar with the pork patties in a reasonable portion. In the sloppy burger, the patty was plainer, more of a original flavour with sweet bits coming from the honey-flavoured pulled-pork.
The chorizo burger on the other hand, had more spices and a smokey flavour to it with the chorizo bits inside. Both burgers were good, but they arrived with luke-warm chips and bread. Most likely both burgers had been sitting on the counter for some time before being served. Luckily the pork patties were still pretty hot.
Although I thought the food and service can do better, the interior decoration managed to distract some of that negative mood away with the chic porky theme. It was not easy to miss out the cute little piggy banks displayed at the entrance and the pork-themed plates hanging on the wall. I do love their name decorated with neon lights, and it’s all very broadway-ish.
Overall, the food was not bad but can be better. The price was reasonable. S.Wine could use a few more waiters to serve the full house as it seemed to be understaffed. I do like their creative menu and I will probably find time to go back there again to try their other items. Hopefully service will improve.
Address: Lot 1A, 83-95, Level UG1-Publika,
1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.