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Max.@ iHaus Western Fine Dining @ Jalan Jati, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL

Foodie Girl here.

Your one and only source into the Scandalous Appetite of KL's elite.

Double C were out on a New Year's Dinner meeting up their elite acquaintances: KB and CG. The Sugar was back from the country that has reached about -8 by now (yes.. it's UK) with the Bean, but Bean skipped dinner. A came with her.


I am getting confused myself with all the alphabets. Let's use names. Great. I failed imitating Gossip Girl badly. Let's not attempt it again.

Ok. To keep it simple.
We planned a fine dining dinner at Max on New Year's Day, intending to celebrate Chris's and Aiwei's Birthday as well, which turned out really well as we enjoyed the food, the homey ambiance as well as each others company; gossiping and made fun with lame jokes.


Max. Who has never heard of it? We're pretty sure almost no one will hands up.

Used to be known as Max! Kitchen &Wines nestled around Tengkat Tong Shin, they are now relocated to iHaus; a German Interior Showhaus, a bungalow that haus international brand names in furniture. They have ample parking space for patrons & a large garden with really green grass.

It's my sideline when it comes to elaborating reasons.
Reasons behind the Merriment!

#1 Max @ iHaus
Expect to feel pioneering upon entering the iHaus, as you'll be greeted by a dining room filled with different interior settings, let it be furnitures and home decos. There was also sections of living room with different contemporary sofa seats and furnitures potraying a prevailing fixtures fashion of modern days like today.

Max iHaus4

Max iHaus5


#2 Fine Dining - although Chris's wallet was screaming 'Ouch!'
Elites do this often. We self-declared we are. Although it's the name Elite that we love.
We tried the Max’s Menu Degustation  for RM120 per pax, that came with a set of 3 starters, a main course, a dessert and a glass of Itallian Batasiolo Cascine Prosecco. This 5 course tasting menu is created by their daily availability of the fresh ingredients, and the starters were all based on chef's recommendations.
Needless to say, we were very satisfied.

We might be elites with scandoulous appetite. But there's always a limit. So we decided not to waste food and ordered 3 Max’s Menu Degustation along with 3 other ala cartes.


Complimentary bread

Let's start off with some Starters shall we?




the Main Courses:

Pan Seared Sea Scallops and King Prawn Broccollini Greens with Thyme – Chicken Reduction


Shiraz Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks in Red Wine Sauce with Sautéed Seasonal Greens


Hillside Farm Lamb Cutlets, char broiled on Artichoke Barigoule and Garlic Gonfit


Croustillant of Braised Rabbit Shoulder with Frilled Loin Glazed Zucchini and a Sweet Sherry Reduction


Rosemary Braised Duck Leg and Hickory Smoked Duck Breast with Persillade Sauce and Cannellini Bean Casserole


Rich Creamy Cheese Cake adorned with blackberries, blueberries and strawberry with a scoop of alcoholic sorbet



Green Tea with Red Bean Cake from San Terri


 #3 Birthdays
They said Capricorns are practical, prudent, ambitious, disciplined, patient and careful, humorous and reserved.


Max iHaus

Max iHaus2

 Their presents were also very practical and useful.

#4 Being self-claimed elites. We're best friends.

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Verdict: Food was great, although we thought that their scallops could be tastier. Worth visiting :)

One's image can sit enthroned among the bustle of this threatless realm, being king in your own domain, that's what people comsidered to be superior in a society usually feel and do. The elites.
We're all elites in our own way.
Just remember to strive for it and seek opportunity. Not the other way round.

And who am I?
That's another secret I'll never tell.
You know you love me.

Foodie Girl (Obviously you know who am I)  


Max. @ iHaus
Lot No. 32, Jalan Jati
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2142 9720
Business hours: Open for lunch (12-3pm) and dinner (7-11pm) daily.
Website: http://www.ihausgroup.com/

To get here, from Jalan Imbi coming from Jalan Bukit Bintang, take the first left turn and drive down Jalan Inai. Take the first left turn and then a right turn, go straight and you will see iHaus on the left hand side where the restaurant and iHaus showroom is located.
(directions from masak-masak)

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choi yen January 11, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

the dining table u all seated is for sale also? hehe ^.^ Sorry, a weird question huh~~

thule a.k.a leo January 11, 2010 at 12:52 PM  

max!!! I totally forgot about this place :P
celebrating ai wei's birthday??? she must be very very very happy

kampungboycitygal January 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

haha i love the ala GOSSIP GIRL prologue.

lexiegirl January 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

The interior setting of the restaurant looks very homely ... interesting concept for a place to serve fine dining menus! ;p

ai wei January 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

i love how you start this story. hehehehe, u are the foodie gal :P
nice write up dear, and the lovely photosss. i knew you will write this well, and so, i skip writing lots on this. wahahahhahahaa <3


ck lam January 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

An interesting presentation and of course inviting meal.
I like to try out the food too...

iamthewitch January 11, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

Eh I haven't heard of Max before. I'm so lame... :(
Anyway, the food looked gorgeous! Must try them some day, but they should be pricey eh?

Baby Sumo January 11, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

Your blog brought back many good memories of my last meal at Max too! Lovely blog and great pictures :-)

J2Kfm January 12, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

"Their presents were also very practical and useful ..."

LOL. Yeah, RIGHT. :)

But what a celebration it was.

Taufulou January 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

wow..the dining place is so nice with the price and food..definately reasonalbe~

Rebecca Saw January 12, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

nice nice nice!!
He's been ard for so long & I h vy et to try his food!
oh dear... ;p

Simon Seow January 13, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

Gotta save save save. So broke can these few months, I foresee my meal will be roti or maggi. Should be better by April. Then maybe can come here and celebrate lol.

~Christine~Leng January 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

haha.. i don't think so. But if you really like it, I think can ask the people in charge..lol ;P

now u know where to bring Jenn yea... :) Their set lunch are quite a good deal. Do try ;P

hehe. we're like so posh hor? ;P

yea. homey fine dining is my forst time. Food and ambiance was great. Do check time out :)

you know you love me
Foodie Girl ;P

ck lam~
yes do try when you're in KL again. We simply love the interior and the food as well ;)

~Christine~Leng January 13, 2010 at 8:10 PM  

can go candle light dinner with saucer or go for their value for money set lunch. yea... fine dining would be pricey ;P

Baby Sumo~
hi there :) Max brought great memories eh? We hope to revisit for their set lunch as well ;) have to save up first meanwhile. ^^

not useful meh... u din turn up that day, if not, we'll give you something very practical also. lol ;P

yes! when u visited tell us what u think k? ;P

did we just rang your bell to go check it out? haha ;)

Simon Seow~
ask us along for lunch! hehe

YC | The Doodle Blog January 13, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

Psssssssssss...You know what! I love checking out your blog whenever I need to find a place to have a celebration or gathering! Haha! Thanks a bunch for your ideas! XOXO!

superwilson January 14, 2010 at 7:12 AM  

Ai wei getting old de! LOL

ai wei January 19, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

WILSON, You are SO BAD!!!

Susan Graham December 1, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

Oh my goodness! That is just SOO sweet!! Something like that would retail for a few hundred dollars and you did it Fabulously for oh so less!!! Thanks for the great pics of everything you did. :>

reclaimed wood coffee table January 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM  

Thank you for this post. Funny how the universe gives you what you need. I was looking for new direction and came to your site. You continue to be a source of inspiration.

Susan Graham

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