Son in Law

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Son in law owned by Tony and Oh Rungpradit, a husband and wife team (ex Ayatana). Son in Law served traditional Thai dishes with a twist. The name is drawn from a famous Thai street food with a unique funny back story. A mother in law will cook and serve these deep fried eggs as a clear message to be nice to her daughter because his son in law jewels are on the line. 
I visit Son in Law on a weeknight for an early dinner with girleatsmelbourne. The space previously occupied by Middle Eastern restaurant, Bayte. The restaurant now decorated with wooden furnitures, naked lightbulbs, lanterns, bright splashes of vibrant colours and 3 split dining space. It has a light, airy, modern and trendy vibe.

Thai Iced Tea. The waiter warns us regarding the sweetness level and we both opted for less sugar and it comes out nicely with cute polkadot jar and taste quite nice as well.

Roast Duck Bao - hoisin, cucumber, coriander ($6ea). It has a soft and fluffy bun with tender duck inside but I just wish they add a little bit more hoisin sauce and crispy element to it.

Son in Law - sweet tamarind, chilli, fried shallots ($8). The eggs was beautifully cooked but I wanted a little bit more of the sweet tamarind sauce.

Prawn Tom Yum Soup - carrot, onion, coriander, tomato, kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass, mushrooms ($10). I personally love tom yum soup, it's one of my favourite soup. Son in Law tom yum soup was fresh.

Deep Fried Chicken Ribs - fried shallots, spring onion, choice of nam jim jaew or sweet chilli sipping sauce ($12-6pcs). We both love their chicken ribs, it was crunchy and juicy inside with enough spiciness and punching sour flavour.

Steamed Barramundi Fillet - wild ginger, mushroom, choy sum, light soy sauce ($18). The barramundi was cooked perfectly with a subtle soy flavour.

We were too full to order any dessert but next time I would love to try their steamed coconut pandan pudding. Their service was friendly and attentive through out the dinner. Overall taste was a little bit more subtle than the authentic Thai cuisines but Son in Law indeed highlights the quieter part of Johnston St with a modern but casual Thai cuisine.

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Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 5.30pm-11.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11.30am-11.30pm

Son in Law
56 Johnston St
Collingwood, VIC 3066