POTLUCK HAWKER EATERY

dine-in or take-out!

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. 

 

LUNCH11:30-2:30

 

SALADS & SIDES

Gado Gado. fried tofu, roasted vegetables, bean sprouts, boiled egg, peanut dressing 10

Marinated Beets. thinly sliced, herb salad, lime & fish sauce dressing 10

 

Chicken Wings. fish sauce caramel, fried shallots, coriander, sesame 7 / 13

Roti Canai. Malaysian flaky hand-stretched pastry served with curry sauce 5 / 9

 

SANDWICHES

Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken Sando. green apple slaw, chili jam, griddled milk bread 13

ADD MALAYSIAN SHAKER FRIES $3

 

 NASI LEMAK (COCONUT RICE)

our nasi lemaks come with coconut rice, roasted peanut & ikan bilis, cucumber, boiled egg, kerupuk & house-made caramelized shallot sambal. we suggest to eat all the components with the rice. choose your protein:

 

FRIED CHICKEN & CURRY 15

SALTED EGG YOLK CHICKEN 15

SAMBAL EGGPLANT 15

SAMBAL SQUID 15

NOODLES & SOUP

Mama Cheung's Laksa. mix noodles, coconut lemongrass broth with prawns, fish cake, tofu puff, egg & bean sprouts 15

Herbal Duck Soup Noodle. glass noodles, warmly spiced duck soy broth, confit duck leg, bean sprouts, Chinese celery, coriander, garlic oil & chili vinegar 16 

Char Kway Teow. stirfried rice sheets with prawns, fish cake, chinese sausage, egg & bean sprouts with sambal and soy 15

Mee Goreng Mamak. stirfried egg noodles with choice of tofu or chicken, egg, potato, tangy spicy sauce 15

 

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NON-ALCOHOL

CAN SODA 2.5

COCA COLA

DIET COKE

CAN TROPICAL JUICE 3.5

ROASTED COCONUT

MANGO-PASSIONFRUIT

GUAVA

MANGOSTEEN

HOUSE-MADE DRINKS 4.5

MILO DINOSAUR

THAI ICED TEA (ORANGE OR GREEN)

DICKIE'S GINGER BEER 5

ALCOHOL

 

 

CANS

STEEL & OAK, NEW WESTMINSTER

SIMPLE THINGS PILSNER 7

RED PILSNER 7

FIRST PRESS STOUT 7

ELECTRIC BICYCLE, MT. PLEASANT

IT'S NO GAME HAZY IPA 7

YES! HAZY PALE ALE 7

DOMINION CIDER, SUMMERLAND B.C.

MAGIC HOUR 8.5

 

ON TAP

DOMINION CIDER, "LOWER THAN ANGELS"

WILD FERMENT WITH VOIGNIER 8

STRANGE FELLOWS, "ROXANNE"

RASPBERRY GRISETTE 6

get 20% off for a 4-pack to go, feel free to mix and match!

 

 

DINNER5:00-8:30

SNACKS

 

Chicken Wings. fish sauce caramel, fried shallots, chili, coriander, sesame 13

Roti Canai. Malaysian flaky hand-stretched pastry served with curry sauce 5 / 9

Gado Gado. fried tofu, roasted winter vegetables, bean sprouts, boiled egg, peanut dressing  10

Marinated Beets. thinly sliced, herb salad, lime & fish sauce dressing 10

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. salted egg yolk polenta, chili, toasted rice powder, curry leaf cereal crumb 10

NOODLES

 

Herbal Duck Soup Noodle. glass noodles, warmly spiced duck soy broth, confit duck leg, bean sprouts, Chinese celery, coriander, garlic oil & chili vinegar 16  

 

Mama Cheung's Laksa. coconut & lemongrass broth with puff tofu, prawns, fish cake, boiled egg and mixed noodles 15 

Char Kway Teow. stirfried rice & tapioca sheets with prawns, fish cake, chinese sausage, egg & bean sprouts with sambal and soy  15     

Mee Goreng Mamak. stirfried egg noodles with choice of tofu or chicken, egg, potato, tangy spicy sauce 15

 

RICE DISHES

Khao Man Gai. poached Thai style Hainanese chicken with chicken oil rice, soybean ginger condiment & master broth 16

Sambal Eggplant. wok fried long purple aubergines with house-made sambal & cilantro, steamed rice 15

Black Pepper Beef. wok fried AAA striploin with our signature black pepper sauce, vegetables and oyster mushrooms. served with steamed rice  16     

Kam Heung Prawns. stirfried in our golden fragrance sauce of tamarind, sambal, tomato and spices, with vegetables and served with steamed rice 16

Potluck Crispy Pata. whole braised & deep fried pork hock, served with soy sawsawan for dipping, house slaw and bowl of steamed rice 28

TODAY'S FEATURE

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Sando 

crispy chicken thigh, green apple slaw,

chili jam brushed milk bread - 13

add malaysian shaker fries = 3

 
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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 & TUESDAYS: CLOSED

 

WEDNESDAY-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
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