Son in law
Home to some of the cutest bao buns in Melbourne.
June 01, 2023
The Melbourne Central eatery, Son in Law, is the perfect destination for a cheap and cheerful Thai fix while enjoying a day out in Melbourne's CBD. Located in the shopping center, this isn't the kind of place that takes bookings — rather it's more a grab and go destination with a few tables located inside.
The menu features several baos including a vegan selection of fake duck, chicken, or plain tofu. The pork belly bao is a hit as is the Peking duck and soft shell crab with iceberg lettuce, green curry and pickled carrot.
And while the above dishes are served in your classic white fluffy boa buns, Son in Law takes it a step further with other offerings. Grab fried chicken burgers (vegan options are also available) sandwiched between brightly coloured cartoon buns. Head here to eat Hello Kitty or another adorable fluffy creation for lunch.
These adorable eats come in several sweet forms too — including Thai milk tea, coconut and Nutella with banana.
But it isn't all about the buns at Son in Law. It also offers rice dishes including fried or grilled chicken served with a selection of sauces and fresh cucumber as well as a soft shell crab option in a green curry. The fried chicken ribs even give KFC a run for its money, boasting dressings such as spicy, cheese, BBQ or a classic Tom Yum.
This is not your average Thai restaurant in Melbourne. Such care and love is given to the space's design, the colourful and creative boa buns and the great tasting food. Be sure to pop down next time you're in the city, even if it is just to look at the cabinet full of edible cartoon characters.
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