29 Sep Son in Law, Collingwood Take 2
Son in Law turned one, and it was time to make another visit to indulge in more of their delicious food. After a two and a half hour drive from work, the PP Island Ice Tea probably wasn’t the wisest choice, but the cocktail of Kahlua, Sang Som Thai Rum, brandy, Frangelico, whiskey, bitters and ginger beer was tasty, albeit strong.
Disappointed that I didn’t order the Son In Law eggs previously, there was no way I was missing out again. The sweet tamarind sauce was fresh-tasting, and though the yolks were slightly over done, we loved the crispiness of both the outsides of the eggs and the fried shallots on top.
The chilli in these braised beef tacos absolutely blew our socks off. I felt the heat in my face almost as soon as the taco’s toppings touched my tongue. Perhaps not one to order if your chilli tolerance is low, otherwise you’ll end up scoffing it down without really tasting the beef. Despite being super hot, I was still able to appreciate the tenderness of the braised meat, and the heady flavours of the braising liquid.
One of the highlights were the deep-fried chicken ribs with fried shallots, spring onion, and nam jim jaew. The highly textural ribs were perfect with the nim jim, which also delivered a bit of a peppery hit.
We finished with the steamed coconut pandan puddings, which turned out to be a bi-layered dessert. The firmer, opaque top layer covered a more translucent layer underneath. They had a decent pandan flavour, and weren’t too sweet.
The food at Son in Law is big on flavour, and still rates as one of my favourite Thai places in Melbourne.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Son in Law as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
Son in Law
56 Johnston St
Collingwood, VIC, 3066
(03) 9410 0399