UPDATES!!! (1 June 2009)
Max has been relocated to:
Lot No. 32 Jalan Jati
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. No: 603 - 2142.9720
Opens daily from 11.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m.
Since my next post of Shenzhen trip will not feature any food at all, I decided to take a break to do a food post instead. A night before we left for Hong Kong, Wong from our Makan Gang gave us a call and told us that there would be a dinner function at Max! Kitchen coming Wednesday (which was yesterday) and he booked two seats for us. Boy oh boy, am I happy or what! While on the way to Max!, Wong told us that the dinner function is actually wine and cheese tasting. Hmm...Hubby and I not a fan of cheese so Hubby was a bit worried about filling up his empty stomach.
Upon arrival, we met with Victor, the General Manager of Spanish Passion which is the distributor of Spanish wines and cheeses in Malaysia, Singapore and China. Thus, Victor and Max organised this event for around 20 pax for introducting Spanish wines and cheese to us. By the way, Max got a new signboard right in front of his shop, so, don't think anyone could miss it since it's huge!
We were served with Sparkling Wine and olives while waiting for Max to prepare Tapas for us. Well, not a big fan of olives but I still took 2 pieces, errm...an acquired taste I must say. Way too sour for me so I decided not to add in more acid into my empty tummy. As for the sparkling wine (which is actually champagne, but can't be called champagne cos the name is only exclusive to French), I kind of like it cos it's like having gassy wine. However, Wong and Hubby was commenting that it is hard to get the real taste of the wine because of the bubbles.
style="TEXT-ALIGN: left">We were served with a few Tapas, specially prepared by Max so that we layered our stomach before we proceed for the wines and cheese tasting. First dish turned out to be the favourite for everyone, Octopus cooked in Tomato-based Gravy. I just like chewing on the tentacles as it's so crunchy and chewy at the same time. Meanwhile the tomato-based gravy tasted perfect with the right balance of sweet and sour. Many many thumbs up!Best way to eat the octopus is to dip your bread into the gravy and pop it into your mouth together with the octopus. SuPar FaNTasTiC!!!
I never like canned button mushrooms cos of it's woody taste but guess Max just changed my mind. He whipped out this bowl of grilled button mushrooms simmered with white wine and fresh thyme (Max, can I named it as Drunken Mushrooms?). Gravy was good too but I still prefered the earlier one.
The Tuna Skewers was amazing too! The tuna was either grilled or pan-seared, garnished with capsicum salsa and artichokes and then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. What a great combo! I like the Satay aka Max Way!!!
Clap clap clap...so delighted to see this dish. Max served us with his famous pan-seared scallops drizzled with balsamic vinegar. But today, he added something very special into the middle of the scallop. Guess what is it? A slice of Mojama! Unheard of?? So am I! It's actually sun-dried tuna loin. Tastes like ham though so much so Hubby thought it was pork bacon. Harlow??!!! Max served pork-free food lah!!