Madam Woo - Queenstown

by - January 14, 2018

Influenced by traditional Malaysian hawker food, Madam Woo first open it's doors in 2013 in Queenstown and then expanded to 4 more restaurants that are now scattered across NZ.

Beef  Murtabak NZ$10
This stuffed pan-fried bread was filled with curry flavoured beef mince and potato cubes that had absorbed all the beef flavour. The bread was super crispy and flaky, you could hear it sing when biting into it. We found it enjoyable solo or with the accompanying creamy curry dip. 

Prawn & Coriander Dumplings NZ$11
To judge whether a dumpling is good or not, you simply need to look at the skin/pastry. I could tell Madam Woo didn't take their dumplings seriously enough by using these store-bought dumpling skin. For the prawn filling, it was ok, but nothing special.

Madam's Beef Rendang w Coconut Rice NZ$29
Beef rendang is a traditional Malay/Indonesian style curry that cooks the beef using a range of spices and herbs for hours. The meat was moist and fork tender, it was creamy and buttery. The coconut rice was simply amazing, and we loved the shredded coconut on top.  

Pork & Prawn Sui Mai NZ$10
 Again the siu mai was OK, but no "wow" factor.

Char Kway Teow NZ$24
Char kway teow literally means "stir-fried rice noodles strips". It is usually cooked with prawns and Chinese sausages. This dish was simple, but well executed. 

Roti Doughnut, Kaffir Lime & Ginger Ice Cream NZ$10
Can't find the doughnut? Don't be surprised because there was no doughnut. This dessert was suppose to come with a roti doughnut and a scoop of ice cream, but we didn't feel like doughnut that day so instead we got two scoops of ice cream. The ice cream was smooth and the kaffir lime flavour really shined through, not sure where the ginger was, but it still ticked all the boxes for an ice cream. 

Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Atmosphere: 6/10

  • Beef murtabak
  • Char kway teow
  • Ice cream
  • Dumplings
Address: 5 The Mall, Lower Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm
Phone: +64 3-442 9200
Madam Woo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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