Max @ iHaus, off Jalan Bukit Bintang [CLOSED]

    IMG_3400-1

    Remember Max! Kitchen &Wines? Formerly nestled around Tengkat Tong Shin, this famous restaurant manned by Chef Max has relocated to iHaus; a German Interior Showhaus. It is located in a two storey bungalow at Jalan Jati, Imbi area that boasts a garden and ample parking space.
    IMG_3403

    We were here for a reason, or maybe two: to usher in the New Year and to celebrate Chris’s and Ivy’s 2xth birthday.


    resize-1

    Within the bungalow, the restaurant resembles a house with living hall, huge dining area and kitchen for a dining experience to make you “feel like home”. Errrr, I wish my house was that nice!
    resize

    All furniture pieces in the show house are for sale; including the armed chair that you are sitting on while you dine.
    IMG_3734

    Guess which dining set we chose (to sit over)?
    IMG_3449-1

    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 based on the fresh catch of the day or the availability of fresh ingredients from the market.

    The Starters:
    IMG_3490-1

    IMG_3498-1

    IMG_3513-1

    IMG_3536-1

    The gorgeous people:
    IMG_3476-1

    Let’s toast to our friendship.
    resize-4

    Romance <3
    IMG_3482-1

    Bromance 😀

    The main courses:
    IMG_3553-1

    Hillside Farm Lamb Cutlets, char broiled on Artichoke Barigoule and Garlic Gonfit
    IMG_3569-1

    Rosemary Braised Duck Leg and Hickory Smoked Duck Breast with Persillade Sauce and Cannellini Bean Casserole
    IMG_3559-1

    Croustillant of Braised Rabbit Shoulder with Frilled Loin Glazed Zucchini and a Sweet Sherry Reduction
    IMG_3575-1

    Pan Seared Sea Scallops and King Prawn Broccollini Greens with Thyme – Chicken Reduction
    IMG_3587

    Shiraz Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks in Red Wine Sauce with Sautéed Seasonal Greens
    IMG_3649

    The Desserts:
    Rich Creamy Cheese Cake adorned with blackberries, blueberries and strawberry with a scoop of alcoholic sorbet
    IMG_3660

    Green Tea with Red Bean Cake from San Terri
    IMG_3667

    The Birthday Boy & Girl
    resize-3

    It’s like a gift exchange session with souvenirs from overseas, birthday gifts and christmas gifts being passed around.
    resize-2

    Ivy loves the gifts!
    resize-5

    C & C, KampungboyCitygal, Ivy & Wen Ching.
    IMG_3705

    The food was perfectly cooked and presented but the giant, plump seared scallops that we had lacked in flavor. Certain parts of our lamb cutlets were burnt with a bitter note as well. Minor gripes aside, the melt-in-the-mouth braised wagyu beef cheek and braised duck leg were excellent. Max @ iHaus is a simple restaurant where you can appreciate fine cooking at a reasonable price. One can enjoy Chef Max’s cooking for only RM25++ too; just drop by for lunch on a weekday . 🙂
    Happy Birthday to Chris & Ivy once again! May you be blessed with many more!

    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)

    17 Comments

    Leave a Reply