POTLUCK HAWKER EATERY

opening soon

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. 

 
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FAMILY-STYLE POTLUCKS

coming soon

CRISPY PATA POTLUCK 60

whole braised & fried pork hock

choice of snack

choice of PFC wings or cauliflower

choice of main

potluck condiments

serves 3-5 people

WHOLE CHILI CRAB POTLUCK M.P.

dungeness crab in house-made tomato chili sauce

fried golden steamed bun

choice of snack

choice of PFC wings or cauliflower

choice of main

potluck condiments

serves 3-5 people

 

 

P.F.C.

coming soon

P.F.C. WINGS  13

P.F.C. CAULIFLOWER  11   

  

  • SALTED DUCK EGG YOLK 

       garlic butter & curry leaf

  • FISH SAUCE CARAMEL

       pandan infused palm sugar, sesame

SALTED EGG YOLK FRIED CHICKEN SANDO  12

Brined Farmcrest chicken thigh, jicama green mango herb slaw, chili shallot & tamarind jam, served on a freshly baked Fife Bakery milk bread

add malaysian shaker fries  +3

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SNACKS

coming soon

ROTI CANAI  7

Hand-pulled Malaysian flatbread with curry dipping sauce. V

BEET CARPACCIO  7

Spicy nam jim dressing, peanuts, pickled shallots & fresh herbs

GREEN PAPAYA SALAD  9

Shredded unripened papaya with snake beans, tomatoes, chili, peanuts, lime juice & fish sauce

BURMESE SHRIMP CEVICHE  10

Cucumber, tomato and celery. Lightly pickled in fresh lime juice, fish sauce and chili

 

MAINS

coming soon

NASI GORENG  14 

Indonesian style fried rice with house special soy

topped with a shrimp crackers and fried egg

choice of tofu, mix seafood, chicken

substitute crispy pork belly (+2)

HAWKER CHICKEN RICE  15  

Poached Hainanese chicken & Melaka rice balls ginger scallion, chili vinegar condiment & broth

 

MAMA CHEUNG’S LAKSA  15 

Coconut curry noodle soup with fish cake, prawns, chicken, puff tofu, boiled egg & mixed noodle

Named after Chef’s beloved mom 

 

CHAR KWAY TEOW  15     

Classic hawker rice sheets - stir fried with egg, prawns, lap cheong sausage & fish cake

Inspired by master hawker, uncle Chuan

 

PAD THAI  15

Mee korat version with thinner noodles and chili jam, served with prawn, chicken or crispy tofu

substitute crispy pork belly (+2)

 

POTLUCK PALABOK 15

Transparent noodle in red smoked fish gravy with mix seafood, chicharron, egg & kalamansi

SAMBAL EGGPLANT  14

Wok fried long purple aubergines with Thai basil and fried garlic

STEAMED RICE  2.50

 
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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

sous chef & 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

TEL: 604.423.9344

3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2W8
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