How Tom Phat have helped revolutionise Melbourne’s Asian food scene

How Tom Phat have helped revolutionise Melbourne’s Asian food scene

Tell us the Tom Phat story in under 40 words.

Tom Phat was established more than 15 years ago and was one of the first few restaurants in Melbourne to popularise Asian food from the standard cheap and cheerful restaurants found across town, which we found lacked in quality, service and vibe. Tom Phat serves up casual fare dining with genuine hospitality and generosity. There are no pretentions at Tom Phat but a sincere pride and thoughtful interpretations of classic South East Asian dishes and a passionate love of food and drink. 

You’ll be doing a special $3 baos and $5 Asian beers special during the Sydney Road Street Party. Tell us more about this.

We are doing $3 baos and $5 Asian beers during festival hours 12-7pm. The baos offer up a variety of four main proteins to choose from (fish, chicken, pork and tofu), and a vegan bao option is also available on request. The $5 Asian beers include Bintang (Indonesia), Tiger (Singapore), Beerlao (Laos), Chang (Thailand) and 333 (Vietnam).

What else is on the menu?

There’s pretty much something for everyone on the Tom Phat menu – whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or generous feed. Lunch options include the classics such as our chili jam and basil stirfry, while solo diners enjoy the Malaysian duck curry served with coconut rice. Sharing plates include our signature dish, twice-cooked caramelised pork belly, as well as popular vegan dishes, Kung Pao cauliflower and crispy tofu with sticky cashew relish. 

Check out Tom Phat at 184 Sydney Road, Brunswick when the Sydney Road Street Party goes down on Sunday March 1. Head to their website to explore the menu.