Friday, February 15, 2008

Max!mum satisfaction

Another farewell dinner with my ex-colleagues but no more Japanese food this time round :p

That day we maxed out his credit card at Max! for a wonderful dinner with max!mum giving him the privilege to tease me for the whole nite...

'You better eat more tonite, there are no yabbies in singapore.'

'You will miss Malaysian food, their char kuey tiao is sweet.'

'You will miss your old work place cus your cubicle is going to be darn small.'

'Order more desserts, who knows the government might ban ice-cream in singapore like how they ban chewing gum.'


I have been longing to pay Max! a visit since months and months ago. Surprisingly, the food was really really good despite my sky high expectation on it after reading all the great reviews. This is a place that I would definitely revisit though I don't fancy western food.

Check out their colourful plates. Btw, I think my censoring technique still sucks, I thought I made her looked like a blind people wearing a pair of shades.

For starter, we had yabbies lobster, char grilled with lemon oil flavoured artichoke salad. Priced at RM35, the dish came with 5 fresh and juicy yabbies, grilled to perfection. I reckon this is a must-order dish at Max! for shellfish lover.
The lamb cutlet with mint sauce (RM50) was equally good. Again am not a meat lover but the chunks of lamb cutlet were very nicely done while retaining the juicy texture.

The best fish I have ever tasted in my life? Drumroll please...
Taadaa...cod fish it is!
A dainty piece of cod fish cassoulet with bacon, butter beans in chardonnay laced garlic broth (RM42). Sorry my otoro, even you have to rank after this piece of heaven sent fish.
We also had tuna loin seared rare with pan seared baby octopus and piparras chilli (RM28). Another must-try dish at Max!.

Lastly, we ended our meal on a sweet note with warm chocolate souffle and vanilla bean ice cream. Even my guy colleague who claimed that he doesn't have a sweet tooth (konon-nya) find the souffle delicious.
The bill came up to RM200 plus for 3 pax, including wine & beer. Absolutely worth every cent spent. Another excuse for me to come back to KL ... soon. .. for my cod fish.

Btw, heard from my colleague that the Braised Shiraz Wagyu Beef Cheeks with mushroom ragout (RM60) is another signature dish of Max!. Didn't try it this round as I pantang beef.
Mr. LKH, I think you should screw your neroteca plan and head to Max! first.

Max! Kitchen and Wines
27 Tengkat Tong Shin,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No: 03 - 2141 8115


ekeng said...

Kesiannya...Luckily i'm not your ex-colleagues..phew~~~

Kok said...

xiu long bao,
That's a sumptuous meal you had! I think it's worth being teased like that hor? Now I give you a chance to tease me. I just want a meal in return! hahaha!

HairyBerry said...

eh, you also know Mr. LKH ar? nice guy, hor? he told me he went to max! last saturday to make a reservation but the place was closed...die-die must try the wagyu beef lar!!!

wah, otoro also drop already ar? this must be very-very good..hehe...

Anonymous said...

Wahaha... you finally made it to Max!

But SG's food not so bad la (I guess). Watched too much AFC on SG food during CNY probably. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyoh..dun lar..neroteca also good..sommore cheaper mah kekeke...

yeah damn long nvr go max..i also want to revisit liao..the last time my gf ordered the lamb..i onli got 1 bite!

JOjo said...

High 5 for Cod Fish!
Good food, great people huh?

Happy Chinese New Year!

Cokeworld Citizen said...

:S RM200+ you can eat my heart straight out lolz!

the fish is dat good eh? shud try one day if i got go KL. lolz..

wat happen to japanese pig out day?

Anonymous said...

Your friend is right about Singaporean food. Their sweet char koay teow is 'nothing weird' until you check out their Hokkien Mee, Satay Bee Hoon and Wan Tan Mee! Food sucks here in Singapore but the dough ($$$) is yummy! Good Luck!

teckiee said...

...i wouldnt dare max out my cc. i would be in debt for years!

Xiu Long Bao said...

eh...wat r u trying to say har?

oh yes it was, since he always tease me in the office anyway. Sure, i can buy u nasi lemak...haha

Huh? Kenapa Mr. LKH went all the way to max! to make reservation ah? Btw, i thought he has to control his beef intake wor. The fish was very very good...still dreaming bout the texture...

haha...yeah, finally finally! And love it :) Sg food ah? haha...i still cant get enough of their jap food.

neroteca cheaper meh? one breakfast set also costs like Rm30++ wor. The lamb was very good. U have gotta try it!

Happy new year to you too! Yeah, love the cod fish very very much :)

cokeworld citizen:
Rm200 plus for 3 pax mar, absolutely worth the price if you get to savour really good food.
Japanese pig out day will resume on Monday...kakaka
Btw, i just had unagi bento for dinner...yummy :) Die lah, there are so many jap restaurants within walking distance from my house!

haha...yeah heard bout farnie facts bout sg's hawker's food. Luckily there are loads of good jap rest around :)

whoaa...really dat irresistible ah?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely a good deal.. ;)

Par said...

Farewell, where are you going?

Melissa Siew said...

Wonderful meal.. the lobster looks good.. i shall try it out next time!!

Simon Seow said...

So, it's farewell again huh. Take care.

Need to make reservation or not if goes on weekday?

Xiu Long Bao said...

Oh yes it was :)

Greetings from singapore! Am venturing down south :)

Yes you shud! And the cod fish, and the lamb, and the tuna loin, and the souffle...yumz!

We went on weekday too but didn't make reservation. For weekends better check with max if it is open for biz :)

wmw said...

Hahaha...wonder how'll I look like with one of those "blind" sunglasses!

daphne said...

haha.. his joke about the ban of chewing gum is quite lame though. LOL.

Beautiful food at Max- i dont think i ever read a bad review of that place.

~Christine~Leng said...

fuyoh.. i wanna try the cod fish also!

Xiu Long Bao said...

i make one for you, want christian dior, ray ban or CK frame? black, pink or purple? Sure look stylish on you one...kekeke

haha...yes it was!
The food is seriously good, u have got to try it if u happen to visit KL!

Oh yes it was really really tender n juicy! yumz yumz...

Precious Pea said...

Yum yum long never go to Max oledi. Next time you must try the wagyu cheek, it sends you to heaven straight away!

Cokeworld Citizen said...

huh???japanese restaurant steps away from your house???????? O.o You stay kat Orchard ar???OMG!!!

aih....u and ur heavenly jap food.

J2Kfm said...

hey, heard sooo much rave reviews bout Max!, reli feel like trying the food out. Bill for 3 pax include dessert and wine RM200? quite worth it la!simply dine at Chili's, TGIF, Italiannies also
Rm50+ per pax. so i guess, the wagyu is TO-DIE-FOR? ;)