Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Larb Burger

The last time I ate at S.Wine was in 2014 at Publika Mall. Nearly 3 years on, we celebrated a co-worker's birthday during lunch time at S.Wine Cafe in Tropicana City Mall. This restaurant is more spacious and has more greenery in it than the one in Publika so I prefer the ambiance here.

Larb Burger Lunch Set at MYR19.90 nett. It includes fries, coleslaw and a hot or cold ice lemon tea. I chose a glass of cold ice lemon tea and was pleased to see that the drink is not from a premix packet drink but a glass of tea with lemon slices in it with the syrup served separately by default without needing customers to request for it to be served separately. I prefer my ice lemon tea to be not sweet at all so I did not use any of the syrup. A small glass of plain water was also given foc.

Side view of the burger

A nicely charred pork patty and bun with Thai basil so if you don't like this herb remember not to order this burger.

Cross section of the juicy patty. There is a special green slightly spicy sauce slathered on the bun beneath the patty.

As I could not finish my lunch set, I took half of it home for dinner in my trusted container.

This was the lunch set menu a few months ago. I wonder whether it is still the same menu now.

What is a Larb Burger? Here on the ala carte menu, it says "Thai inspired minced pork patties with Asian herbs and spices in brioche bun".

32 comments:

  1. You could not finish? Wowwww!!! You're a small eater - I probably would need to order seconds. Hehehehehe!

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    1. two lunch sets for you coming up.

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  2. That trusted container is like an extension of your (very tiny) stomach! The set menu looks really good.

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  3. Hmmm...you are really a very small eater. That burger appears small to me and I would probably have space for more food after that hee..hee...

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    1. like stp two lunch sets for you too!

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  4. The whole set will be just nice for me. I tapau with my tummy. Lol! You eat so little.

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  5. Larb burger, I think I will like it... and next time I also must bring my own tiffin carrier.. cos we are small eaters, aren't we? :)

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  6. This is so weird and unique to put basil inside the burger. I love basils anyway.

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    1. I forgot to reply that Larb is actually a common Thai word for Laotian meat salad which is a national dish of Laos. They probably played with the words in the menu and said it is "Thai inspired"....

      I was always a fool to drive all the way to Publika to eat when their less crowded branch at Tropicana is less than 5 minutes from my home, without any tolls!!!! Ha ha ha!

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    2. thank you for explaining what larb means. this coming from you, a Thai expert means a lot. i believe you like the ambiance in tropicana more than publika if you go there more often now that you know it is so near your home.

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  7. The description still makes no sense to me. Unless they mean Larb is a Thai pronunciation. At first I thought it was a typo for Lard. As in pork lard. :/

    Or maybe it is lard + basil, hence larb?? :/

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    1. if you google the word larb you will find the results include larb salad and larb cuisine so larb is a valid word in a certain language.

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  8. I would love to eat the larb burger but maybe need to share with someone.

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    1. just eat the burger alone is ok. let others eat the salad and fries.

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  9. looks good for rm19.90! compared to BurgerLab the set is cheaper~

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    1. the burger is much smaller than burgerlab's burger.

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  10. The pork patty looks good, I like it to be juicy

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    1. juicy is definitely better than dry.

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  11. The patty looks very thick, I guess it must be good la!

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  12. I like your container. Looks really nice.

    I prefer my lemon tea without sugar too.

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  13. Gosh, I definitely need these, dear! xoxo

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    1. you can easily make your own cos you are such a good cook!

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