Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brunch @ S.Wine & The White Cup

Heading back to S.Wine @ Publika, this time for brunch, & checking out The White Cup.
Earlier entries on S.Wine: March 16 & March 18 (it's a full-fledged trilogy!).

Mexican-style pulled pork & baked beans with poached egg & avocado-feta mash on toast. If 'creamilicious' were a word, this recipe might be the definition. Trivia: S.Wine fortifies its baked beans with ham hock for a richer feel & relies on Korean eggs for a smoother finish.

The number of eateries in KL that serve Eggs Benedict with pork can probably be counted on two hands or fewer. Pierce these eggs, let their yolks weep over the BIG-baked ham & trickle through the toasted English muffins. Pure poetry.

S.Wine's own-made sausages, one infused with arugula (see the little green bits?) & the other with garlic, both pleasurably coarse & meaty enough to provide a real protein rush. Served with sour cream & potato rosti laced with sauerkraut.

French toast, deliriously high-piled with a dastardly dollop of peanut butter, apple-wood smoked bacon, bananas & maple syrup. Much more elaborate & extravagant than The Red Beanbag's simple, almond-coated version, but both are masterworks in their own fashion.

Another shot of the French toast, focusing on the peanut butter for three friends who are peanut-butter fans _ Bern, Chee Kiong & Hon Choong _ all coincidentally with the surname Lim, two of whom have already eaten with me here.

Don't skip the waffles, supplied with a savory-sweet twist thanks to maple-glazed pork belly (!!!) & strawberries. Would be even more satisfying with bacon ice cream on the side (we're thinking of the ice cream at The Hungry Hog in Subang).

Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile).

Needing penance, we headed next to The White Cup, also at Solaris Dutamas. This outlet is marketed as a "lifestyle club," helping customers drink & exercise their way to better health.

A "meal" here starts with what looks like tap water but is supposedly aloe water. It's like a litmus test of well-being: it tastes sweet to you, that means you're in good shape. If it's sour, your health could be better. We were told to finish the entire glass.

Second course: hot tea. The White Cup opens weekdays through the early evening, offering group exercise activities every few days & smoothie-making classes.

Finally, creamy smoothies, one with sesame seeds & another with blended veggies & basil seeds. Yep, they taste wholesome & nutritious, if that's what you're after. Caution: you might get a follow-up phone call from The White Cup offering you nutritional products & services, but it's easy to say 'no thanks' without any hassle.

Note: S.Wine's breakfast items are served only until 6pm daily. The sausages come from the dinner menu, which is available starting 6pm.

S.Wine Cafe Deli @ Ben's Independent Grocer,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas.

The White Cup,
D1-G4-06, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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46 comments:

  1. Just love the colourfulness n oozingness of the Eggs Benedict :D

    Tats two mean sausages...but hold d sauerkraut =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, you could order the sausages & ask them to substitute the sauerkraut rosti with poached eggs instead :D

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    2. Tats wat I m talking about! Kudos to brilliant minds...hahaha =)

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  2. That peanut butter and bacon really looks like a recipe for disaster further down the internal digestion system! Although since this is now a trilogy, it must be worth checking out. =D

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    1. Drops of Contentment: peanut butter & bacon go together like milk & honey in this case! heheh :D

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  3. Oh i must come back fr the breakfast menu!
    I had the roast pork rice and the chorizo burger on Sun night. Both were barely passable :(

    Anyhow, what time must i be here - since the breakfast finish at 6pm and the sausages (dinner menu) only starts at 6?

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    1. 5:30pm shud be ideal...after brekkie first...then after 6pm the rest of the food...haha =)

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    2. Rebecca: ooh, i think if the kitchen is not too busy, there might be a bit of flexibility. i know sometimes they allow customers to order from the dinner menu during lunchtime, and from the breakfast menu slightly after 6pm =)

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    3. Hey...wat happened to all our comments...seems to have disappeared...wats up? -.-

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    4. Ulric: ergkh. The blogger troll has eaten them again...

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    5. Yikes...tats a mighty hungry troll u got there =)

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    6. Ulric: ergkh. nom nom nom...

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  4. the white cup concept isnt that the herbalife products? mom and dad were hooked into it at one stage..blending smoothies and what not..not sure about detox but i still didnt lose any weight!

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    1. Joe: i think you might be correct about the herbalife connection! i've never tried it before, but they said the smoothies have to be consumed in tandem with a healthy diet & exercise (which i also lack!) :D

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  5. Wah, CK gets a mention! (And I swear your French toast had more peanut butter than ours? Or did CK wallop it habis before I noticed?)

    :P

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    1. I was fixing the photos yesterday, my photos look terrible....
      And yaloh, why yours have more peanut butter than ours? Not fair! LOL

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    2. Kenny & CK: maybe they didn't realize that you were peanut butter lovers! :D if you order it again in future, maybe can ask them for extra peanut butter! or even extra-extra-extra! =)

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  6. the peanut butter, bacon and banana french toast looks a bit like the presley toast to me.

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    1. Michelle: ahhh, elvis knew what good food was (even if it contributed to his deterioration!)...

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  7. arrgghhh u made me want my bacon like NOW!!! >.<

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    1. Babe_KL: a week without bacon is like a week without sex :D

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  8. OMG!!! I want to drive there now... the brunch menu looks crazy good!

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    1. Smitten By Food: i wish the brunch menu would be even wider! hopefully they'll expand it in future =)

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  9. The baked eggs look really good. Especially with the runny yolk. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: perfect eggs, i think! :D

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  10. Wanna go S.wine for meal!!! Btw, is all the food ur tried served all day long?

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    1. Choi Yen: 9am-6pm weekdays, 11am-6pm weekends :D

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  11. OMG! Breakfast looks incredible at swine. French toast with peanut butter, apple-wood smoked bacon, bananas & maple syrup - sounds heavenly.

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    1. The Yum List: it's definitely on my list of KL's Top Three French Toasts! :D

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  12. S.Wine looks very promising. I could go shopping at BIG and then eat at Swine. Kill two birds with one stone.

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    1. Baby Sumo: nice plan! if you shop before eating at S.Wine, you can build up an appetite for the meal! if you shop after, you can burn the calories from the meal :D

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  13. dang! i kept moving up and down just to look at the french toast with peanut butter and bacon. i thought i was awesome filled from lunch but the 2 photos has my stomach singing for more food.

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    1. Missyblurkit: the french toast is a dream come true! i wouldn't mind having it for brekkie, lunch AND dinner! ermm, and supper too :D

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  14. Pork belly on waffles? Now that's something i have to try! And i love those pink piggies, hehe!

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    1. Pureglutton: it's really tasty! you can truly sink your teeth into the juicy, savory-sweet pork belly :D

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  15. one small tummy, where in the world will i be able to find space to fill up all the gobbilicious eggs n meat???? *sigh*

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    1. Whoisnell: the solution might be to have a large tummy! :D

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  16. Oh gosh... Look at the runny yolks!! And the french toast! It's been a very very long while since I last had one.

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    1. Chong: french toasts are my current favorite breakfasts, I think. Sinful but really satisfying =)

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  17. Saw the place for myself after reading the previous blog post, not sure if it's a place to go by myself..

    Good to know, though.

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    1. Synical: yeah, I guess the portions here are pretty large, better for sharing, and ya, the place has more of a group hangout vibe. Though maybe it'd be ok during non-peak hours...

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  18. wah look at the lovely sausages and bacon strips. I wanna go now!!!!

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    1. Eiling: it's definitely worth having breakfast here! :D

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  19. Hi
    i will be Kl next week, kindly advise me how do I get to S Wine from KL Berjaya Time Square?
    Would love to try the food which you have posted. Drooling now!!!
    Regards
    Katherin - nessarin22@gmail.com

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    1. Katherin: I'm afraid that it's not possible to take the train or bus here, so you'd need to take a taxi. Ask the taxi to bring you to Publika shopping mall in Solaris Dutamas. Once you're there, look for Ben's Independent Grocer supermarket. S.Wine is inside

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