Finally roped in 2 guys friends for a raunchy lunch session of pork-pork .... heard good stuff about this place called S.wine @ Publika, its located inside B.I.G. Ben's Grocer. The great part was that you could buy wines located 10 feet away inside the supermarket at retail and drink there and then, no corkage. So we ended up with 2 bottles of "cheapish wines" but good value nonetheless ... how not to do lunch with just 3 people, go overboard when the food is good and get the third bottle for lunch!!!
The food, OMG, thats how you should do pork, I missed taking pics of the Chinese roasted pork belly, as we whacked it before I remembered to take pics. It was very good, better than the ones you get at Vintry but obviously not as good as the compact pieces at Grand Imperial. Still, very good stuff. If you make your food out of very fresh excellent cuts, you cannot go very wrong.
The satay was very very good, imagine a good satay stall but using only the best pork cuts, thats how good it was. The peanut sauce very solid, not watery, ladened with all the necessary spices and cranchy peanuts, I would have preferred it with a bit more chilli but I am nit picking.
Then there is the Momofuku style burger. If you managed to get to David Chang's Momofuku in New York, the pork belly bun burger is the top dish, and they did a very good imitation, albeit a tad sweet, more for the Western palette but the pork belly that melts in your mouth plus the fluffy hot bun, yummmm....
I was hesitant to order the meatballs as they usually are too overcooked, too dry or too much cornflour ... but this was oozing with moisture and pork fat, yummy again. How not to open another bottle of wine!!!
How to get pissed cheaply ....
After resting for half an hour and going to our last bottle, we had the potato skin but ladened with bacon bits and tons of cheese as they scrapped out more than half the potatoes. It was the best dish. So, S.wine, you must go there and pig out ... not a dating place, but get foodies who will devour good pork and wine.