Bang Bang Opens In Hampton

New restaurant Bang Bang is open in Hampton and is set to become Bayside’s new favourite restaurant, already becoming a beloved Pan Asian street food hotspot since opening. This new restaurant brings Bang Bang’s vibrant and sensory flavours and innovative culinary creations to a new neighbourhood, inviting locals and diners citywide to experience some of the best Asian street food in Melbourne.

With the resounding success of the Pan Asian experience at its Mordialloc restaurant, Bang Bang knew there was a demand for a new location and Hampton was the perfect destination. 

Delicious Pan Asian Street Eats 

Featuring a diverse array of dishes inspired by Asia’s vibrant street food culture as well as the team’s travels, Bang Bang’s bold seasonal menu promises to tantalise everyone’s taste buds. The restaurant unquestionably serves up some of the best Pan Asian cuisine in Melbourne, so people are excited that Bang Bang is open in Hampton.

The exceptional menu delivers a selection of Bites, Raw, Gua Bao, Small Plates, Larger Plates, Sides and Desserts and so any occasion is covered from an after work bite, catching up with the girls, an anniversary dinner or quick lunch. Ideal for sharing, there’s flavours for those new to Asian cuisine to the more adventurous! 

From winter warmers to bold dishes bursting with authentic produce and complex flavour profiles, every bite offers a full sensory experience with vibrant umami that transports diners to the bustling streets of Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and India.

Instantly popular is the Pani Puri (masala potatoes, refreshing mint, tangy tamarind, and zesty coriander), a mouth-watering DIY creation that delivers a burst of flavours, found in the ‘Bites’ section. The Crispy Fried Sichuan Eggplant ( fried shallots & mixed Asian herbs) speaks to everything the team are trying to achieve with the food at Bang Bang, with the whole sensory experience being satisfied with this simply delectable dish.

Gua Bao lovers can not go past the delicious choices that include a 12 Hour Short Rib (sticky Korean BBQ sauce, sesame Kewpie & pickled daikon) with melt-in-your-mouth tenderness that delivers the full sensory experience of pan Asian cuisine.

Other signature dishes include:

  • Balmain Bug & Pork Larb  with roasted rice powder and crisp lettuce
  • Prawn Wontons with tom kha & Thai basil oil (6 pieces)
  • Chicken Satay Roti Wrap with pickled onion, cucumber & lime
  • Twice Cooked Pork Belly with chilli caramel, wombok & apple slaw
  • Beef Cheek Massaman Curry with Kipfler Potatoes, Peanuts and Fried Shallots

Other menu highlights include the refreshing Snapper Ceviche (with lime, chilli, coconut Thai basil and taro crackers), already a hit with diners and is also included in the Raw Tasting Plate (which also includes Pacific Oysters and Hiramasa Kingfish Sashimi) for $47.50 (or $35 during Happy Hour), showcasing the authentic produce and complex flavor profiles that defines Bang Bang.

Dessert lovers can delight in the Biscoff Ice Cream Bao Sandwich (with spiced crème anglaise), and the Chocolate Delice (with miso caramel, biscuit crumb & coconut ice cream), both with just the right amount of sweetness after an Asian feast!

Two Feed Me Menus

For those seeking the ultimate tasting journey, or who just can’t decide between all the deliciousness, Bang Bang offers two Feed Me menus, a Chef’s Selection of their favourite dishes priced $57.50 per person. Or, for an even more indulgent experience, guests can opt for the Ultimate Selection, which includes the chef’s favourite dishes, along with two oysters per person, a cocktail each and a delectable dessert, priced $89 per person, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of Bang Bang’s bold flavours.

Crafted Cocktails at Bang Bang

Let’s not forget the drinks menu, where Bang Bang truly shines with its innovative cocktails. Among the highlights are tantalising creations like Midnight Rose (Saint Felix Midnight Vodka, Chambord Liquer, strawberry, hibiscus, pineapple and lime), also available with gin instead of vodka and The Mango Lassi (Bacardi spiced rum, mango, lemon and wonderfoam). For those craving a fiery kick, there’s the Chilli Chilli Bang Bang (El Jimador Tequila, Cointreau liqueur, green chilli, lime and chilli salt), complementing the vibrant flavours with every sip and enhancing the full sensory experience. 

The cocktails are complimented by a selection of wines available by the glass or bottle, Japanese Sake, beer, cider, spirits and mocktails/low alcohol drinks.

Bang Bang Hour – 5pm-6pm Every Weeknight at Hampton’s New Favourite Restaurant

For even more value for money, Bang Bang invites guests to experience Bang Bang Hour every weeknight from 5pm-6pm. Diners can indulge in freshly shucked oysters for just $2 each and the Raw Tasting Plate for just $35, complemented by $15 cocktail specials.

Open 7 days a week for dinner and lunch Friday to Sunday, Bang Bang is Hampton’s new favourite restaurant and is Melbourne’s destination for the best Pan Asian eats, enhancing every occasion.

Bang Bang, 315 Hampton St, Hampton VIC 3188

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