Ms Elwood (Invited)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Ms. Elwood serves Asian fusion food with an influence from Malaysia, Japanese and Chinese. Our first impression about the place was really modern, trendy, sleek, young and funky design with the neon pink Ms Elwood logo on the wall; The place is great to catch up with friends or chill after work, but I don't think it's suitable for a family dinner. There’s also 2 swings near the entrance so you would not miss the place. It has pretty wide range of cocktails, sake, beer and wine as well.

We were lucky enough to be invited to their grand opening with Four Pillars generating their creative cocktails; Sassy Lassy: Cheeky gin and tonic with frozen watermelon spear. A simple clear gin and tonic with watermelon - very summer lookin cocktail, FrosĂŠ:  Frozen rose with secret ingredients. Not too sure what’s inside but you can get a hint of fruity taste. The cocktail is very pretty with edible flowers on top of the faded pink frozen cocktail is just beautiful and insta-worthy. The taste is good as well and Ms Elwood Cooler: frozen gin and tonic topped with mint, orange and star anise. I’m not a big Gin and Tonic fan, so I might not be impartial. Not my favourite but I quite enjoy it and the presentation is also nice.

They showed us the table and on the table we saw the prepared Edamame. It was a light starter and we can taste seaweed and butter. The Sashimi platter (Salmon, Tuna, Kingfish) and Tasmanian oysters topped with ginger and sake ice, it was quite enjoyable but not the best in town I must say but the Tuna tartare served on top of rice crisp acting as the bowl and dressed with cambodian curry-sauce. Simply like it. I think I can finish the whole serve in the plate. It was really light and the taste of the curry sauce it’s just nice. You will not expect that the dressing was indeed curry.

Honey soy brisket bahn mi with pate, pickled cabbage and cucumber - the classic vietnamese bahn mi style. It was indeed a life saver when you’re hungry during lunch perhaps. It is simple and fulfilling. I quite enjoyed it but the Rice paper roll - with vermicelli, shredded carrot, mint and tofu with light soy sauce. Not exactly my favourite of the night. I would suggest them to serve it in one piece rather than cutting it half as the contents were a bit messy. Taste wise it was okay.

Then we move on to the hot dishes of the night; Pork and spring onion gyoza - the taste was okay but it was really oily and greasy for me. The gyoza was not that crispy on the outside maybe because it was too oily. Hence, presentation wise it was not too insta-worthy but the rest of the hot dish was delicious;Ms Elwood Karage (Wasabi Mayonnaise), the chicken was really crispy and well cooked. It came with the Wasabi Mayonnaise dipping. It was really good and recommended, I think it is one of the signature this from this restaurant and recommended to order this and another fave of the night is Sambal King Prawn with Green Papaya, Coriander and Cashew. I love this dish the most because the prawn was so fresh, so chewy, cooked very well and the taste was so good. This is must to have when you go to Ms Elwood.

Matcha Doughnuts with Yuzu Curd & Chocolate chilli sauce - it was so good. You must try it when you visit Ms Elwood. I’m a little bit expecting more of the matcha taste but it was nice as well as it is.

The waitresses were very warm and friendly and we felt so welcomed. It was a nice, bright and fun opening night with various creative tapas.


Ms Elwood Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Ms. Elwood
24 Ormond Rd
Elwood, VIC 3184
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5pm-11pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 11.30am-11pm