There is a new kid on the block, and he is making some noise in Brisbane Quarter. Phat Boy, the brainchild of Alyssa Phadungkiat, who also owns the iconic Phat Elephant in Post Office Square and Chai Thai in New Farm, has promised to deliver a new standard of Thai cuisine.

They have boldly promised to deliver a new standard of Thai flavours and a unique designing experience that has Brisbane talking. “I want people to be comfortable and not scared of dropping a bit of sauce on the floor while they dig in with both hands. Phat Boy is about having fun!” said Alyssa about bringing her vision to life over the past year.

The menu is created by bringing Thai flavours that have been passed down from generations into the hands of there experienced chefs; together with unique dishes that get your hands dirty and blow diners away with the experience that is Phat Boy. The signature dishes have been named “The Big 5” and feature: the perfect Pad Thai in an Egg Net Wrap, a Duck Laksa, a mixed entrée ensemble, DIY papaya salad and the wildest of the beasts, ‘Kung Tung’ which is a perfectly cooked and mildly spiced seafood bucket that is served right on your table.

No need for plates, just slap on your bib and tuck into the delicious medley of seafood and vegetables swimming in there to-die-for secret sauce. “Kung Tung is going to be unlike anything you have ever experienced,” says Alyssa. “Phat Boy is about Thai food and all the things Brisbane loves’ coming together, and having fun. I have worked tirelessly perfecting these dishes and I cannot wait to finally share them,”.

The restaurant caters to all dietary requirements and specialises in making menu items vegan and gluten free. Phat Boy also boasts an incredible list of cocktails, each infused with an experimental flair. The new restaurant is located in the Brisbane Quarters and will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Indulge your inner Phat Boy, he deserves it.

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