Ever since I was a kid, I’ve come to know Max’s as part of my family’s tradition. I remember heading to the restaurant with my family after mass, on birthdays, and on special occasions like graduations and reunions.
And I know I’m not the only one. I know most of my friends grew up going to Max’s with their families, too. And I understand the appeal of Max’s to families. It offers a variety of Filipino meals, but it’s most known for family-sharing and group meals. A family of four, for example, can order a combo that consists of a whole chicken, the soup of the day, pancit canton, chopsuey, lumpiang shanghai, plain rice, and caramel bars, all for an affordable price.
But what if you’re eating by yourself? Or if you’re eating with friends or a special someone who have different food preferences? Or maybe you just don’t want to share? Of course, there are other options on the menu, but maybe it’s too much for yourself or you want something different from what your friend is ordering.
Max’s started its rice bowl offers with eight variants. This year, they launched four new flavors with the tagline “Enjoy Real Food for Every Mood with Max’s Rice Bowls.” Here are their latest offerings:
A fresh take on Max’s best-sellers, this rice bowl combines shrimp, squid, and fish with vegetables and a thick array of peanut sauce. Bagoong is served on the side.
If you’re looking for some kick in your dining experience, try this rice bowl meal. It has deep-fried tofu cubes tossed in spicy cream sauce and served with chilis and a sunny-side-up egg.
- Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet
Breaded cream dory fillets are mixed in sweet and sour sauce, then served with red and green bell pepper strips.
If you want more vegetables in your meal, this rice bowl is for you. Fresh vegetables are sautéed with chicken liver and gizzard, then topped with shrimps and spring onions.
Other rice meals you can try are:
- Sizzling Chicken
- Beef Caldereta
- Adobo Ribs
- Crispy Pata
- Bangus Belly
- Fish in Black Bean Sauce
See? No matter what your preference is the moment you enter the Max’s, whether you want something spicy or you want more seafood in your meal, you’ll find something you like on the rice bowl side of the menu.
And that’s not all. These rice bowls are affordable, starting at P149. Plus, by upgrading your meal, you can get a glass of iced tea or Pepsi.
As a kid, I grew up seeing Max’s as a family tradition. Now that I’m grown-up, that view hasn’t changed. Its rice bowl meals, though, encourage me to drop by Max’s even when I’m by myself. That, or I could visit Max’s with a group of friends and order a rice bowl that matches my mood, and having the meal all to myself.
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