Filipino fare perfect for any family affairA La Carte
December 17, 2017
Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Keep this holiday season merry and the festivities going with the help of Max’s of Manila. The eatery will be offering a delightful spread of seasonal treats through January — perfect for your upcoming get-together.
The restaurant has been crafting its signature Filipino food for more than 70 years, so it’s no surprise that customers keep coming back to enjoy the staple dishes, along with menu items available only at this time of year for dine-in and takeout.
Holiday items are a great addition to your festive gatherings, starting with sizzling Seafood Paella ($26.95 dine-in; $43.50 takeout half pan; $85.50 takeout full pan). The Spanish-influenced dish features succulent seafood — shrimp, mussels and calamari — and a bright array of red and green peppers, lemon wedges and sliced boiled eggs on top of a bed of tomato-based, annatto-infused rice.
There’s also Beer Braised Pata Tim ($16.50 dine-in; $47.50 takeout half pan; $97.50 takeout full pan), where pork hock is braised for three hours till it’s tender and ready to be served.
What’s more, opt to enjoy these gifts hot and fresh at either the Waipahu or Dillingham location. The restaurant can handle hosting big private parties with its large dining area and ample selection of share-friendly fare.
While dining in, let Bulalo ($16.95), or Beef Shank Broth, warm you up with its soothing clear broth that bursts with flavors of tender osso bucco and vegetables. Not to mention, it’ll fill you up on a cool winter’s day.
And of course, don’t forget the lumpia! The classic Filipino dessert of Turon (also known as banana lumpia) with Tropical Ice Cream ($5.75) showcases delicate fried banana wrapped in pastry served with scoops of macapuno (coconut) and ube ice cream. Or, you can opt to take Turon on the go for $42.50 for a half pan or $84 for a full pan.