Thursday, May 17, 2007

Max! Kitchen & Wines, Kuala Lumpur

5 June 2009 Update: Saw a notice outside the closed restaurant stating that they have moved to somewhere around Jalan Imbi (I think). I'll take down the particulars next time. Sorry for the incomplete info. Was in a hurry. =P
My Sunday dinner companions were quite mad at me. Initial reason, I was raving and raving nonstop about this place (some say like mosquito). Secondly, we went with great anticipation to have darkness greet us. Twice. Thirdly, they found out I have never ate there. All the raving was based on blogs. They were not angry because I am merely echoing other people's opinions but because I did not read in detail so as to realise the restaurant closes on Sundays. -_-"

Then came our dear new Agong to the rescue. It was during the public holiday declared on 26/4/2007 to commemorate his installation as our 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong that gave me a chance to redeem myself.

On my (ahem) recommendations, our table was weighed down with these:-

Fresh Fruit Juices.
Iced Cappucinos. As good as it looked.Fresh loaves with Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar. We requested for butter and asked for seconds. Good start.Charred Portobello Mushroom. Pretty plump ones.Yabbies Lobster & Shellfish Bisque. My order. Wise order. *pat self*2 orders of US Sea Scallops with Balsamic Reduction. Supposedly a shared order. But I fished the most off one plate. Well worth the scowls the others gave me.2 orders of Shiraz Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks. Err.. we preferred those from Ninja Jones Japanese Restaurant at Northpoint, Midvalley.Lemon Butter Poached Cod Fish Fillet. Friend was guarding this tightly. ;)Duck Breast, Oven Roasted. Too ducky for me but Phitoy whacked it happily.Warm Varlhona Chocolate Souffle with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. I took half portion. Yummy.Crisp Kataifi Pastry Wrapped Strawberry with Passion Fruit - Coconut Ice Cream. My personal order. *another self pat*Note:
My pictures do not do justice to the presentation of the dishes. See? All appeared to be in the same dark brown tones. *Haiz* As mentioned before, I suck at taking pictures in dim lighting as I detest using the flash. =(

Frankly, I did not particularly enjoy the mains except for the scallops (nothing can possibly go wrong with scallops for me) as much as the desserts. Maybe it was due to the stuffed nose I was plagued with or maybe due my tastebuds being more at home with stronger flavours. As expected the others enjoyed it immensely. 2 of them even complimented me on the dishes recommendation and patted my back for choosing a great restaurant. 1 of them bought my meal! A happy holiday is definitely made of these.

A heartiest thank you, fellow floggers!

Our bill:-

The address & map (from namecard):-

Oh, do note that this restaurant is super flogger friendly. Snap all you want and the proprietor cum master chef will be more than happy to answer any enquiries. When I was there, Max insisted that I should check out Precious Pea's blog. Hey Max, Pea & I are already like this *intertwined index & middle finger*, k. Nope he didn't fall for it, so no free dessert. =P

27 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

When it rains, it pours. All of u r blogging about Max's at the same time and I'm so darn jealous. Hey, your pictures are great wat. Wat u talking ar? :-P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

aiyoyo..they charge u 15fm for pack of ciggies?

well the problem with good food is when its heavily talked about.expectations go sky high and you probably expect way too much..then its sort of drops on u like a bombshell when you realise its good but not as good as someone of us has described it to be..

Xiu Long Bao said...

Great review u hav here! Like lemongrass, im darn jealous...i wana go this place!!!
But the drinks seem to be overpriced.

Precious Pea said...

Yumzz..i will order the yabby again next time i go. I didn't know Max was promoting my blog as much as i promoting his eatery. Hahahaha.

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, TQ for being so kind, O'luscious One. Hehe.
Jealous? Even my toes turned green to see those heavenly delights in your current post!

joe, like burn money only-hor. Tsk tsk tsk. Actually Max don't carry the cigarettes. My friend asked & d waiter grabbed a pack outside. Expensive the door to door service indeed.

Tummythoz said...

xiu long bao, everywhere drinks are overpriced. Just had mixed rice for lunch. 30sen for plain old warm water!

precious pea, my next visit, it'll b strictly seafood - yabby, scallops & fish AND desserts.

Kok said...

Tummythoz,
I also want to eat scallopssss! Hmm...Probably should hunt it at the market during my winter break (1 month from now).

Tummythoz said...

kok, big big juicy ones are easily available over there at affordable prices, right? Bet I'll be salivating at yout blog soon enough!

wmw said...

Max, oh Max....when, oh when?

babe_kl said...

hey your photos looked yummy enough for me leh!

Fezzaboy said...

Oh my, these pictures are causing me extreme salivation. Help!!!!

Tummythoz said...

wmw, o choc durian cake when o when. ;)

babe kl, TQ TQ o kind babelicious!

fezzaboy, easy for u. Can always go for lunch since office so near.

MeiyeN said...

finally.... :D i like da mushrooms very much and da fish, ooooooooooh so creamy and good! ;)

Tummythoz said...

meiyen, yea finally. Still got plenty of outdated meals to post.

Fezzaboy said...

Tummy, remember my first announcement not too long ago at Italianie's... i'm afriad i've not lost anymore weight since then..

Tummythoz said...

fezzaboy, so been zapping for fun oni-lor.

sc said...

your review seems ok wor tummythoz..you sounded more disappointed on max when we met that day ;)

Tummythoz said...

sc, that's b'cos u can see my facial expression-mar. Actually it was mainly because I had very high expectation for d beef and duck.

FoodieLianne said...

wow, RM22 for Fresh Orange Juice! I've just had their set lunch yesterday for the same price, it came with a Smoke Salmon Salad with Baby Mozzarella and Mesclun Salad, Main was Braised Duck Leg. They also throw in a glass of Ice Lemon Tea. So worth it, only problem is, it is weekday only.

Tummythoz said...

foodielianne, welcome! Thx for the info. I kinda remember someone (was it boo from masak-masak?)mentioned before that Max's set lunch was good. Fezzaboy, heard that?

Kok said...

tummythoz,
Yea yea, imagine the juices of the scallops splash inside your mouth. Wahlao! haha!

FireHorse said...

Hungry again....pity my kopitiam dun serve this type of "high class" food.

Tummythoz said...

kok, don't want to. Too torturous when cannot get d real thing again soon enough. *sigh*

firehorse, frankly I prefer street food! Squating by longkang (as long as not too busuk) oso ok.

Jackson said...

Alamal! RM 500 ++ for a meal?? is guys r so loaded! I guess i have to save money for several mth just for this meal..

Tummythoz said...

jackson, got 50sen size scallops, yabbies & wagyu beef-or. Cut down on shopping-lor. Anyway, it's only once in a long while.

jason said...

I'm pondering when should I go for expensive fine meal... before I come to KL!

Tummythoz said...

jason, surely Ipoh too has plenty of choices.

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