Eating in KL 2015 - S.Wine at Publika
People used to swoon over Wagyu Beef, but the star now seems to be pork. There are so many pork-centric restaurants in KL you would think that you were in Italy or Spain. S.Wine at Ben's Independent Grocer (B.I.G.) at Publika was one of the earlier ones to join the porcine craze. After a few years since its opening, it is still popular as ever.
One of the great things about S.Wine is that it is right next to the Salume counter. You can go the counter and order any of the cured meats you like - and they will slice it and serve at your table.
BIG's restaurants are all big on concept and S.Wine is no exception. The interior is dark and chic with a raw concrete floor, black walls, and an open kitchen.
One of the best items on the menu is the Pork Confit Salad with Water Melon and Lychee. A decadent salad that tastes as good as it looks.
Another favourite is the Pork Bolognese - a very rich sauce made with minced pork and red wine.
If you still want more pork - order the Pan Fried Pork Chop with Sauerkraut and Mustard Sauce. The pork chop is very tender, and the sauce packs a flavour punch. All that richness is cut through nicely by the tangy sauerkraut.
While new porkie places come and go, S.Wine remains popular due to its nice and casual ambiance and well-executed food. A place that will reward you with a nice dining experience each time you go.