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. 

 
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LET US TAKE CARE OF THE POTLUCK

FOR THIS YEAR'S THANKSGIVING!

THREE THANKSGIVING SETS ARE OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME DURING

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (OCTOBER 10 & 11)  

LIMITED QUANTITIES. LIMITED TIME SLOTS. FOR ALL INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL US

INFO@POTLUCKYVR.CA

 

 

WHOLE COCONUT-MILK FRIED CHICKEN MEAL SET - 130

FEEDS 4 PEOPLE

SOLD OUT

Farmcrest chicken brined in coconut milk & spices

cranberry & mangosteen sweet chili

white pepper masterstock gravy

golden mantou buns glazed with spiced fish sauce caramel

caramelized brussels sprouts with salted egg yolk polenta & brown butter cereal crumb

roasted root vegetable "gado gado" with house made peanut dressing

sticky rice with Chinese sausage, XO, dried mushroom & chestnut

gula melaka leche flan baked custard

WHOLE SINGAPOREAN BLACK PEPPER CRAB MEAL SET - 150

FEEDS 4 PEOPLE

SOLD OUT

Dungeness crab steamed in Chef's signature black pepper butter sauce

golden mantou buns glazed with spiced fish sauce caramel

caramelized brussels sprouts with salted egg yolk polenta & brown butter cereal crumb

roasted root vegetable "gado gado" with house made peanut dressing

sticky rice with Chinese sausage, XO, dried mushroom & chestnut

gula melaka leche flan baked custard

SURF & TURF MEGA POTLUCK MEAL SET - 200

FEEDS 6 PEOPLE

SOLD OUT

Whole coconut-milk fried Farmcrest chicken

Whole Singaporean black pepper Dungeness crab

cranberry & mangosteen sweet chili

white pepper masterstock gravy

golden mantou buns glazed with spiced fish sauce caramel

caramelized brussels sprouts with salted egg yolk polenta & brown butter cereal crumb

roasted root vegetable "gado gado" with house made peanut dressing

sticky rice with Chinese sausage, XO, dried mushroom & chestnut

gula melaka leche flan baked custard

 

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

Pinoy Breakfast Sando. banana teriyaki glazed whole smoky eggplant wrapped with egg,

mang tomayo COMING SOON

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 CUTLET 15

SAMBAL EGGPLANT 15

SAMBAL SQUID 15

PAN FRIED MILKFISH BELLY 15

NOODLES & SOUP

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

Mami Chicken Noodle Soup. egg noodles, napa cabbage, peppered golden broth, spring onion, garlic oil, fried chicken cutlet 15

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

GRASS JELLY

YEO'S SOY MILK

HOUSE-MADE DRINKS 4.5

MILO DINOSAUR

THAI ICED TEA (ORANGE OR GREEN)

DICKIE'S GINGER BEER 5

ALCOHOL

 

 

STEEL & OAK, NEW WESTMINSTER

SIMPLE THINGS PILSNER 7

RADIENT THINGS 7

RED PILSNER 7

FIRST PRESS STOUT 7

TO & FRO RHUBARB GINGER LEMON ALE 13

ELECTRIC BICYCLE, MT. PLEASANT

IT'S NO GAME HAZY IPA 7

YES! HAZY PALE ALE 7

SPORTS PILSNER 7

ATOMIC JAM RASPBERRY SOUR 7

DOMINION CIDER, SUMMERLAND B.C.

MAGIC HOUR 8.5

HALCYON RHUBARB 8.5

IMPORTS

TIGER, SINGAPORE 7

SINGHA, THAILAND 7

 

 

DINNER5:00-8:30

POTLUCK FRIED CHICKEN WINGS  13

Fish sauce caramel, chili flakes, coriander, sesame

fried shallots

ROTI CANAI  5 / 9

Hand-pulled Malaysian flatbread with caramelized onion curry dipping sauce

WINTER VEGETABLE GADO GADO  10

Fried tofu, delicata squash, potato and blanched bean sprouts, house-made peanut dressing

SHRIMP & VEGETABLE UKOY  12

Two traditional Filipino fritters with vegetables and tofu

served with shrimp paste "sawsawan"

vegetarian TOFU option avail upon request

BEET CARPACCIO  10

Thinly sliced red beets, marinated in Vietnamese style

fish sauce lime juice dressing, shallots and fresh herbs

CARAMELIZED BRUSSEL SPROUTS 10

Salted egg yolk polenta, toasted rice powder, curry leaf cereal crumb

SEAFOOD NASI GORENG  15 

Indonesian style fried rice with house special soy

topped with kerupuk & wok fried egg

KHAO MAN GAI  16  

Poached Thai style Hainanese chicken

& chicken oil rice, soybean ginger

condiment & broth

 

MAMA CHEUNG'S LAKSA  15 

Coconut milk & lemongrass broth, puff tofu, prawns, fish cake, boiled egg, and mix noodles

CHAR KWAY TEOW  15     

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

CHICKEN OR TOFU MEE GORENG  15

Wok fried yellow noodles with potato, tomato, egg, curry powder & house blend soy

SAMBAL EGGPLANT  15

Wok fried long purple aubergines with house-made sambal & cilantro over steamed rice

BICOL EXPRESS SOLD OUT

Braise of coconut milk, local rehza chili & Filipino shrimp paste, with swiss chard stem, parsnip, turnip & crispy pork belly

CRISPY PATA  28

Whole braised & deep fried pork hock, served with sawsawan for dipping, house slaw, and a bowl of rice

 
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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

HOURS OF OPERATION

we are closed lunch & dinner

on October 10 & 11

MONDAYS: CLOSED

 

TUESDAYS-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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