If you’ve ever salivated over the epic eats on offer at Phat Elephant, you’ll want to check out the new venue from owner Alyssa Phadungkiat, whose quirky style and impressive attention-to-detail is also behind Brisbane favourites like Chai Thai in New Farm and Chapter IV in Paddington. Though Alyssa says she never meant to start a hospitality empire, she’s well on her way, and Phat Boy is shaping up to be the hottest venue of the lot.
Giving authentic Thai food a Brisbane twist, the new restaurant is dishing up all the snacks, curries and wok-tossed eats you know and love, but not like you’ve ever seen them. The mixed entree comes high tea style on bamboo tea towers, while a papaya salad will have you grinding your own spice mix right at the table, DIY style. But the dish to get most excited about? Definitely the eatery’s signature Kung Tung seafood spread, where a spicy chilli seafood feast is poured straight onto the table in front of you
All this is served up in one seriously slick looking venue, with street posters lining the walls and custom-made bamboo light shades casting trippy shadows on the ceiling.
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