850 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn ph (03) 9818 7728
We stumbled across Fat Boy Thai Kitchen one day when we went for ramen at Hakata Gensuke but they were undergoing renovations. The kids thought the name was hilarious and so we gave this place a try, and so happy to report that it was actually a really nice meal without any hype.
We started off with the fish cakes ($8.9). Nothing fancy, but a tasty morsel of fish cake with a great sauce.
The crying tiger ($11.9) was a portion of marinated scotch fillet grilled medium. Another tasty starter.
We couldn't go past the sticky pork ribs ($21.9) on the chef's recommendation in the menu. These were fabulous, fall off the bone tender, with an amazing caramelised sauce with a touch of chilli. The broccoli provided the healthy antidote.
We always order mussaman beef curry ($16.9) when we have Thai and that night was no exception. The beef was tender and the sauce was perfect. The kids loved this as it's not as spicy as the other curries, and it goes a long way with a nice bowl of jasmine rice.
Lastly we tried the red duck curry ($18.9). You can't see much in the photo but here's some very nice pieces of roast duck in a delicious red sauce. I always like the lychees in red curries as it gives a nice sharp contrast to the spicy curry.
We've been back a couple of times since the first time we stumbled across Fat Boy. The service has always been courteous and efficient. The upstairs area lets us come along with in bigger groups with friends and family and the lack of hype means we can go for a good feed of Thai food without too much planning or trouble. Keep up the good work!