POTLUCK HAWKER EATERY
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Potluck Hawker Eatery is a counter-service style restaurant inspired by the vibrancy of food and community of South-East Asian hawker street food markets.

 

The essence of the restaurant is centered around the ritual of a potluck, with moms or dads spending the day in the kitchen preparing their family’s signature dish and contributing to the table - a coming together of stomach-filling, soul-warming dishes.

 

The small rambunctious eatery serves Malaysian inspired cuisine, paying homage to a comprehensive training of Thai cooking and a nod to a Filipino potluck. We consider a potluck to be the most intimate gathering sparked by good food and conversation. 

COME JOIN US ON OUR PATIO

FOR SOME AMAZING FEATURES

TUESDAY

ramly smashburger, fries & beer $20

WEDNESDAY

crispy wings, fries & beer $20

THURSDAY

egg yolk chicken sando, fries & beer $20

 

FATHER'S DAY
FRIED CHICKEN JOY

$125

Feeds 4-6 people

Saturday June 19 & Sunday June 20 dinner

 

 

Bucket of Fried Chicken

8 pc Classic Coconut Milk Fried Tenders

2 pounds Fish Sauce Caramel Wings

Salted Egg Yolk Popcorn Chicken

 

Sides

Filipino Spaghetti

House Coleslaw

Malaysian Shaker Fries

Fife Bakery Milkbread

 

Dipping Sauces

Black Pepper Gravy

Tamarind Sambal

Sweet Chili Mayo

 

Drinks

2L Thai Ice Tea

or

4-Pack Steel & Oak Beer

 

**Please note that an auto gratuity of 15% is added at checkout. 100% of the tips go directly to our hard working & dedicated team.

 

No refunds or cancelations

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ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS TOGO

COCONUT JUSTIN - 14

Tequila, sherry, lime, galangal, young coconut juice

SPIKED THAI TEA - 8.88

House spiced rum with northern Thai spices, Thai black tea, condensed milk

L.L. MANHATTAN - 12

Bourbon, Odd Society bittersweet vermouth, housemade lime leaf & orange liquor

SINGAPORE FLING - 12

Gin, cointreau, Ribena, pineapple & lemon, topped with soda

WINE TOGO

SPARKLING

Segura Viudas Reserva Cava Brut

Bottle - 30

BEER ON TAP TOGO

 

STRANGE FELLOWS "Popinjay" - 6

West Coast Sour (4.5%)

BRASSNECK "Peel Sessions" - 6

Experimental hazy IPA with orange peel (6.5%)

STEEL & OAK "Simple Things" - 6

Pilsner (5%)

BEER CANS TOGO

S&O RADIENT THINGS - 7

S&O SHINY THINGS - 7

SUPERFLUX HAPPINESS IPA - 7

DOMINION CIDER MAGIC HOUR - 8

DOMINION CIDER THICK AS THIEVES - 8

TIGER BEER (ask for ice!) - 7

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

THAI MILK TEA 4.5

MILO DINOSAUR 4.5

COCA COLA 2.5

DIET COKE 2.5

CARIBOO ROOT BEER 3.5

COCONUT JUICE 3.5

PASSION FRUIT JUICE 3.5

YEO'S SOY MILK 3.5 

SNACKS & SALADS

ROTI CANAI 8

Two flaky pastry served with curry dip

CHICKEN WINGS 14

(pick a flavour)

OG shaker spice

fish sauce caramel

or salted egg yolk (+$1)

GREEN PAPAYA 13

shredded and pounded in mortar & pestle, tomato, salted duck egg, peanut, spicy dressing

YAM YAI "CHEF'S SALAD" 13

sole food artisan greens, boiled egg, poached shrimp, fresh herbs & Thai dressing

HAWKER SPECIALTIES & WEEKLY SANDOS

 

POTLUCK CRISPY PATA 25

whole braised and fried pork hock

served with Mang Tomas & sawsawan

SALTED EGG YOLK CHICKEN SANDO 15

coconut milk fried chicken, brushed with egg yolk butter, green apple slaw, cream bun

RAMLY SMASHBURGER 16

(TUES-THURS)

quarter pound of Two Rivers beef, smashed with onions and mustard greens, american cheese and wrapped with two egg omelette, lettuce, black pepper sauce, Fife Bakery milk bun

 

SANDO ADD ONS

sml Malaysian shaker fries - 3

sml spicy sole Foods green salad - 3

SEASONAL DISHES

please click "ORDER ONLINE" to see other specials and most current offerings

NASI LEMAK

RICE BOWLS

Includes coconut rice, house sambal, cucumber, peanuts, ikan bilis & kerupuk

SAMBAL EGGPLANT 16

FRIED CHICKEN & CURRY 17

HAIDA GWAII HALIBUT 19

RICE & NOODLE DISHES

MAMA CHEUNG'S LAKSA 17

two types of noodle with sustainable prawn, fish cake, boiled egg, in housemade lemongrass shellfish curry coconut broth

CHAR KWAY TEOW 17

fresh tapioca and rice sheet stirfried with prawn, fish cake, Chinese sausage, bean sprout & chives

PAD THAI 16

Stirfried fresh rice noodles, shallot, preserved radish, tofu, egg and finished with our housemade tamarind sauce, garnished with bean sprouts, chives, chili powder, lime and crushed peanuts

ADD PRAWNS - 2.5

ADD COCO FRIED CHICKEN - 3.5

VEGGIE PANSIT CANTON 16

stir fried Filipino noodle with tofu & seasonal vegetables

CHINESE SAUSAGE FRIED RICE 16

stir fried jasmine rice, lap cheong, gai lan

topped with a sunny side egg

SIDES

MALAYSIAN SHAKER FRIES 5.5

crinkle cut potatoes double fried with our house seasoning & curry leaves

TORN FIFE BAKERY MILKBREAD 5

fried and seasoned with our shaker spice

POTLUCK COCONUT RICE 3

steamed with pandan leaves

HOUSE SAMBAL 2

caramelized with shallots & dried shrimp, great condiment with anything

 

SWEETS

House prepared desserts to end your meal

"KAYA TOAST" 8

torn milkbread with house-made coconut pandan jam served on the side

MILO ROTI 8

Two flaky pastries served with condensed milk & malted chocolate powder 

 
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justin cheung

chef & co-owner

Born and raised in YVR, Chef Justin Cheung graduated from the culinary arts program at VCC in 2003. He spent the next few years cooking abroad with Hyatt Hotels and completing his red seal certification. 

 

Upon his return, Justin worked closely alongside long-time chef and mentor Alex Tung. Cheung moved on to explore his understanding of Pan-Asian cuisine. His passion to cook the food of his childhood led him to a stage at award-winning Thai restaurant Maenam in 2012. Under the guidance of Chef Angus An, Justin honed the skill of using a wok and making fresh curry paste daily. Adapting and developing new and traditional techniques, he oversaw New Westminster’s Longtail Kitchen in 2013 and Freebird Chicken Shack in 2015, which were both recognized for “Best Pan-Asian” in Vancouver Magazine’s awards over the past few years.

 

Chef Cheung’s vision for Potluck Hawker Eatery is to serve both classic and innovative dishes that respect the true nature of hawker markets throughout South East Asia. The eatery also pays tribute to Cheung’s mother’s home cooking and recently-retired uncle’s char kuay teow hawker stall in Penang.

dominic sai

operational manager & co-owner

Born in Myanmar and raised in Singapore, Dominic always had a huge appetite for food from various ethnicities. He came to Canada as an international student to pursue his university degree. Dominic spent the following six years post graduate working in management retail and construction before returning to his native country to start his career as an entrepreneur.

 

Since a young age, Dominic witnessed and engaged in bold flavours and traditional techniques passed on by his grandfather and his mother. Learning to cook quickly became a pastime that translated to joy and happiness. During his early student years in Canada, creating meals for roommates and friends gave him confidence which led him to his passion in hospitality. 

 

In 2016, Sai landed a job at Longtail Kitchen where he met his future business partner, Chef Justin Cheung. He spent the next couple of years training and learning from Cheung, where he grew fondly of his focused, yet simple cooking philosophy and his nurturing personality. Dominic continued to grow with the company, being entrusted with many of the day-to-day operations and eventual hands-on experience running sister restaurant Freebird Chicken. Excited by the food and culture in which they cooked together, Dominic and Justin formed a unique friendship that would embark them on a journey to bring Vancouver the best South-East Asian street food.

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what is a

HAWKER MARKET?

Traditional hawker markets are outdoor food centres populated by food stalls, i.e., hawkers that provide both variety and affordability. Hawker markets are known as a destination for comfort food with each hawker commonly specializing in a signature dish. Customers order directly from the cook at each stall often resulting in connection between customer and vendor.

 

At Potluck, our philosophy is recreating and innovating dishes that are pulled from nostalgia, travel and exploration. Classic hawker-style dishes as well as unfamiliar ones are present in our menu and features.

 
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LOCATION & CONTACT

MONDAYS: CLOSED

 

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

LUNCH: 11:30AM-2:30PM

DINNER MENU: 5PM-8:30PM

EMAIL: INFO@POTLUCKYVR.CA

TEL: 604.423.9344

3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2W8