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Sway Enters the Brunch Scene

03.16.2016 by: Leah McGarry
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Sway recently launched their brunch menu, and they've won me over yet again with their newest offering. While I don't typically think Thai food when I consider brunch options, Sway has found a way to make me crave both their classic and not-so-classic brunch dishes.

The menu is so delicious and interesting we found ourselves scratching our heads for quite a while to try to make our selection. While we mulled over the choices, we sampled two of their brunch cocktails - the Hibiscus and Grapefruit Mimosa ($8) made with prosecco, fresh grapefruit, hibiscus and lemon, and the Spicy Bloody Mary ($10) made with sake, tomato juice, cumin, ginger, orange, house made pickle and thai basil salt.  They were not kidding when they said spicy!

Brunch cocktails - Hibiscus Grapefruit Mimosa and Spicy Bloody Mary

Once we were finally ready to order, we knew we had to try the Thai Basil Waffle and Chicken. Sway's take on this popular dish includes a chicken wing "lollipop," pickled fresno, green nahm jihm, maple lemon butter, and togarashi (similar to chili pepper). While I always have a sweet tooth, I loved that this dish was surprisingly savory.

Thai Chicken and Waffles

For our second dish, we had such a difficult time choosing between options like Mussel Omelette, Softshell Crab, and Brioche French Toast (normally we do one sweet, one savory). However, we really wanted something with egg, and based on the waiter's recommendation, the Mapow Biscuit and Gravy finally won us over. Comprised of a goat cheese, Thai-herb biscuit, minced pork gravy, bacon powder, egg, and crispy basil leaf, this dish packs in a ton of flavor - right down to the peas floating in the sauce. You'll definitely find yourself mopping the plate.

Mapow Biscuit and Gravy

The portion sizes were just right for this unique brunch experience, so we decided to just cap off our meal with some coffee. We sampled the Thai iced coffee and the Vietnamese coffee which comes in a fun "drip" presentation. Both are definitely on the sweet side, but it was a perfect way to end such a bold meal. You can always ask for a to-go cup too!

Thai Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee

My only regret for the meal was that we didn't have more people with us so we could sample more dishes. I look forward to returning to try the rest of the menu!

{Official website: Sway}

TAGS : South Lamar/South First , Sway