Filipinos or “Pinoys” have been known globally for boxing, pageantry, and singers but not many are familiar that we are also known to have a very deep fascination with food. If the rest of the world would love to have their R&R (rest and relaxation), Filipinos have their F&F (food and festivities). Popular Pinoy restaurant Max’s recently held their new menu launch in celebration of #WorldClassPinoy and what better way to celebrate but through food.
I was invited together with other bloggers, social media influencers, members of the press and loyal customers for a fun-filled feast. It was interesting to see non-Filipino guests all excited and curious to try Filipino food for the first time. Perhaps it is a high time to tell the world that Asian food is not only limited to Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Indian but Filipino too.
Comfort Food and Celebration
The man behind the new menu, Chef Henry Suarez shared “Last night was a celebration of all things Pinoy and we were delighted to welcome so many supporters and friends of Max’s to the restaurant to celebrate the new menu launch. I always say Filipino food is comfort food and meant to be eaten with family and friends so I’m so glad we got to do this in Qatar and looking forward to welcoming one and all to our cozy and friendly restaurant, now enhanced by a new menu that exudes the passion my team and I have for preparing the food we grew up eating and now love to cook for others. It tastes both familiar and new, which is exactly the experience we wish for our diners.”
Whether you have been a loyal Max’s Restaurant customer, a Filipino food connoisseur or curious to try for the first time, Max’s has just given you more reasons to give it a try and savor the unique sweet and savory combination Filipino food are known for.
Among the new items were Chicken and Beef Adobo, Sisig, Tokwa’t Baka, Inihaw na Pusit and Boneless chicken BBQ and even Spanish influenced dishes like the Beef Ribs Humba along with Max’s signature staples Kare-Kare and Fried Chicken.
The feast ended with an assortment of Filipino sweets but I have to say that the highlight was the Turon served with delectable vanilla ice cream.
Peter Tong, Country Manager for FoodMark LLC added “This new menu celebrates the diversity in Filipino cuisine that is bright and rich, delicious and versatile. Chef Henry has taken traditional favorites and regional eats and added his own special touch to make Max’s new menu something that we are certain everyone, Filipinos or otherwise, will relish,”