Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bites and Nibbles @ Max's Restaurant

Like most Filipino families, Max's (a popular chain of restaurant in the Philippines) was frequented by my family when we were still in Manila. A favorite place to celebrate family milestones or a place to have a relaxing Sunday lunch with grandma and grandpa. So, I was a excited when I was invited by a group of friends to have lunch at Max's here in Toronto. The place is nicely decorated and can accommodate big groups. I felt the Filipino hospitality from some of the waiters too.  

The menu is familiar since it has all the famous dishes that made Max's popular back home. I was expecting the same taste {or at least closer} to its original counterpart. Not exactly. The fried chicken, the claim to fame of this restaurant was just OK.The "sarap to the bones" goodness is missing. So is the Fresh Lumpiang Ubod {fresh vegetable roll}. The  vegetables and the brown sweet sauce were good but the crepe was a bit too thick for our liking, On the other hand the Mikibihon {noodles} and the Lumpiang Shanghai were both delicious. And oh, the sisig! It was very tasty that we had to order another serving with matching rice.

The Halo-Halo for dessert was a treat. Its been a while since I had this treat complete with leche flan and ube ice cream. 

Will I travel to Vaughan to eat here again? Maybe. But not soon. There are other Filipino restaurants around town that may not be on the same level  but definitely serve delicious Filipino foods at a more affordable price.

Max's Restaurant
121 - 1520 Steeles Ave West 
Vaughan Ontario 

Max's Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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