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.
“Paul & Ivy, Yabbies just arrived today!”
This is exactly the text message we received from Max of Max! Kitchen on Tuesday night. Knowing that I have been asking for his sold-out yabbies since 2 weeks ago, am so delighted when I received his SMS. An offer which we couldn’t turn down and so the two of us headed to Max! Kitchen for dinner yesterday. Personally, the feeling of going to Max nowadays is like going home for dinner. You wouldn’t know what your mum will cook but one thing for sure, satisfaction guaranteed. It came to a point that his waiter already knew that we don’t need to order from the menu cos Max will decide on what we will eat, which I feel so privileged since all the food I had are not in the menu yet, if not at all. And this makes me very happy because I will be the first to blog about it. *GRIN*
Max took out a big tub of yabbies for me to take picture. Greedy me, how I wish I can have the whole tub. Anyway, I was hoping that we have at least have 2 pieces each, if that is not too much to ask for. While waiting for our yabbies, Hubby was asked by Max to call our two Makan Gang members to come for champagne.
Hey, what are you looking at? Am going to eat you SOON! Wuahaha!
To my surprise, the portion served was huge with at least 6 yabbies in it. More yabbies were added into our bowl after I finished taking photos. Only then I realized the reason it was not served together was because it looks better in photo with just 6 rather than 10 pieces cramped into the bowl. Yes, 10 pieces of yabbies! 5 for me and 5 for Hubby!
The Yabbies were cooked with tomato broth which had been simmered for a whole day. The sweetness of the yabbies enhanced the taste of the clear broth and it’s just like drinking prawn juice! I thought tomato broth would be sourish but how wrong I was, it was full of natural sweetness with mild tomato taste. The yabbies were fantastic, definitely very fresh, meaty and bouncy. We have to use our hands and it got a bit messy as the sweet juices dripped all over our hand. At that moment, we totally forgotten we were dining in a fine dining restaurant!
Back to fork and knife after the yabbies, we were served with this wonderful Cod Casoulet which will be available in the new menu soon (next week I heard). I saw Max sautéed the beef bacon, onions and butter beans till fragrant and I was called by Max to enter his kitchen to take a deep smell of it. Ooooo…..so good! A piece of grilled Cod is then added into the pan and am not sure what gravy he put inside, the whole pan was then shoved into the oven for a few minutes so that the beef bacon can release its flavour to be absorbed by the Cod. Sounds so heavenly isn’t it? Fresh from the oven and right onto our table. The aroma of the beef bacon together with the onion was so good and exploding into the air. Being fan of bacon, Hubby simply loved this dish especially the gravy in which he complained too little. He asked for extra helping of bread to wipe off the gravy. Hahaha…the plate was cleared without a single stain, so I told the waiter that it’s clean, no need to wash and he replied with a wide smile.
To accompany the fish, Max recommended this good bottle of Tasmanian 2005 Pinot Noir by Tigress. A very good wine indeed, it was really light and smooth to the throat and it leaves a fruity aftertaste in your mouth. Normally it takes quite some time for me to finish a glass of red wine but this, I had 2 glasses. This wine is indeed very good, approved by Makan Gang! It’s gonna be my favourite from now till I taste another better one.
A bottle of Champagne was opened after the meal, I guess Max just want to have some company to try out the Champagne which he commented a bit saltish. No picture of it since I was practically so lazy and slightly tipsy after the wine.
The Cod Casoulet is very highly recommended and I reconfirmed with Max that it will be available from next week when the new menu is introduced. As for the Yabbies, well, it's seasonal and very much depends on your luck!
Now I wonder when will we receive another SMS from Max!
Friday, July 13, 2007
UPDATES!!! (1 June 2009)