Brisbane’s northside is about to get another addition to its diverse cuisine as a new Southeast Asian restaurant — Oh Boy, Bok Choy! — featuring a wonderful blend of sweet, sour and spicy flavours, is setting its big opening in Stafford.
Oh Boy, Bok Choy! comes from the same team behind Farm House in Kedron. Owners John and Amanda Scott announced their plans to open the new restaurant as an offshoot of Farm House’s “lockdown specials” during the pandemic.
“It is going to be a Southeast Asian Kitchen & Bar with half the menu plant-based, gluten-free and with sauces and bao made from scratch,” the owners revealed to their regular Kedron patrons in a Facebook post.
Whilst Oh Boy, Bok Choy! will offer mostly Vietnamese dishes, there will also be food inspired by Filipino and Malaysian cuisine. Other details about this new restaurant are still under wraps but the Scotts are targetting a May 2021 opening date.
Mrs Scott said that they’ve come up with Oh Boy, Bok Choy! as a healthy option and this something she has been wanting to do in her 24 years in the food business. She used to own and manage Ashgrove’s Milk Bar and Cafe Conti in Wilston.
Meanwhile, if you’re wondering where the name comes from, Bok Choy is a type of cruciferous vegetable and a popular Southeast Asian ingredient for stir fry dishes or soups. Much like kale, lettuce wraps or mustard greens, this has a milder and sweeter taste but it is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.