Oh Boy, Bok Choy – Opening Soon
Amanda and John Scott have wanted to add Vietnamese cuisine to their hospitality portfolio for 24 years. The couple, who own Kedron’s hugely popular cafe Farm House and neighbouring gelateria Miss Sophia’s, are finally getting the chance to add the cuisine to their repertoire with Oh Boy, Bok Choy – the duo’s forthcoming Southeast Asian restaurant concept, which is opening on Stafford Road in the coming months. With the idea sitting so close to their hearts, Amanda and John have ensured all of the right pieces were in place before committing to the project. They’ve assembled a brigade of chefs that boast family ties to Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian and Chinese cuisines, with many bringing third-generation recipes to the fore for the restaurant’s melting-pot offering. The menu will feature an assortment of crowd-pleasing and vegetable-heavy dishes that emphasise freshness. Half of the menu will be vegan friendly, with diners free to build upon these plant-based foundations with the likes of crispy duck and pork belly. Oh Boy, Bok Choy’s beverage list will feature tap beers and wine, and will also give considerable attention to non-alcoholic drinks – think plenty of delectable mocktails! The space will boast capacity for 83 guests inside and room for an extra 16 outside, with a design aesthetic favouring a minimalist-yet-fun approach with green accents that draw back to Oh Boy, Bok Choy’s fresh approach. The restaurant is targeting a late-April or early-May launch and will open for lunch and dinner. Keep your eyes on The Weekend Edition for more info!