Monday, April 22, 2019

Exploring lunch spot in Kuantan | Max Kitchen review

The hot and hazy weather made me kind of grumpy. So we were pleasantly surprised to discover this new lunch spot along the back alley when we were heading to micasa cafe. Max kitchen has been opened for about 6 months now.


Max Kitchen

17, Jalan Besar, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang
016-932 8333

https://g.co/kgs/vN3J2z

Opens daily 9am to 11pm except Tuesdays


Absolutely in love with the atmosphere. The old Chinese style with music back in the 60s. My parents would enjoy it. However, would prefer the place to be colder because we were still sweating while dining indoors.


Time to try the food!


Curry noodles was mildly spicy with a great balance of coconut milk flavor. With stuffed brinjal, tofu puff and fish ball. It goes well with their sambal which is slightly soury in taste. But I prefer more kick to the chilli.


Noodles with prawn wanton. The clear soup is fairly bland to taste. Would also prefer real fresh prawns in the wanton too.


Dumpling soup. I deliberately ordered it without any noodles. Love how they pan fried the dumplings before cooking it in soup to give it a slightly charred flavour. But again, slightly disappointed with the bland soup.


Tomato chicken with rice. The tomato sauce is sweet and I couldn't taste any natural sourness that comes with tomato. Chicken was tender. The old cucumber soup was fairly tasty. Would be perfect if this soup was used for their noodle dishes.


Smoked duck breast roll. An interesting side dish at RM10 each set. I love how soft the roll and the filing in. But I would prefer more duck breast.

The coffee, on the other hand, was fabulous. A strong bitter trademark of Lavazza coffee which still retains its smoothness. Given that there's no barista in the cafe, I give them praises for serving such good coffee.

Americano

Cappuccino

Overall, we rate the cafe 6.5/10. Very affordable with all these at only RM52 (they do charge for plain water). And awesome dining atmosphere at such a price tag. 

19 comments:

Farah Dafri said...

Another hidden gem in Kuantan. May i know is this halal? Cause id like to try the duck breast roll

Lea Azleeya said...

Tgk mee terasa nak mkn mee.. Menarik..

Syamimi Saad said...

Tengah lapar gini tengok pulak makanan. Rasa menggelodak perut minta diisi. Hehe

Sally Samsaiman said...

Are they Muslim friendly restaurant? I loved the ambience as a whole.. As you said really 60s!

Ooo sad, I would also like my shrimp wanton got real shrimp inside!

Cik Rose said...

nice deco.. nampak menarik sangat, santai-santai, sambil makan :)

el said...

Dumpling soup and smock duck breast tu looks yummilicious...ya..is it halal or pork free

Wawa Ashihara said...

Wahh i suka makan dumpling sup.. Dlu pnh rasa kat mee tarik warisan je..

Nadia Johari said...

Smoked duck roll tu nmpk sedap.. Macam dimsum rupa dia. Nice la.. Tapi jauh pulak tu kat pahang.. Hehehe..

Tengkubutang said...

wah.. menu2 boleh tahan lazat ni.. muslim boleh makan tak ying?

Sunshine Kelly said...

Oh the restaurant is nicely decorated and their curry laksa looks quite tempting.

Dr Yingzangel said...

I love the atmosphere too but I think the taste has room for improvement

Dr Yingzangel said...

It's pork free dear :)

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes it's in the form of dimsum. Maybe try next time to drop by?

Dr Yingzangel said...

Pork free dear

Dr Yingzangel said...

The deco was the first thing that attracted us

Dr Yingzangel said...

They are pork free dear. Looks like we have the sametaste

Dr Yingzangel said...

Haha always hungry!

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yum yum

Dr Yingzangel said...

Pork free dear

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