POTLUCK HAWKER EATERY

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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WE'RE NOW OPEN FOR

LUNCH & DINNER!

SEE MENUS BELOW

 

LUNCH11:30-2:30

SALADS & SIDES

GADO GADO 9

BEET CARPACCIO 9

CHICKEN RICE SOUP & SALAD COMBO 15

SANDWICHES

SALTED EGG FRIED CHICKEN SANDO 13

MALAYSIAN SHAKER FRIES 3/5

NASI LEMAK (COCONUT RICE)

FRIED CHICKEN CURRY 15

SALTED EGG YOLK CHICKEN 15

CEREAL PRAWNS 15

OYSTER MUSHROOM FRITTER 15

BEEF CHEEK RENDANG l SOLD OUT

SAMBAL EGGPLANT 15

MILKFISH BELLY 15

NOODLES & SOUP

MAMA CHEUNG'S LAKSA 15

CHAR KWAY TEOW 15

MEE GORENG TOFU OR CHICKEN 15

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DINNER SNACKS

5:00-8:30

 

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

GADO GADO  9

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

BEET CARPACCIO  9

Thinly sliced red beets, marinated in Vietnamese style

fish sauce lime juice dressing, shallots and fresh herbs

FRIED FERMENTED PORK RIBS  10

Sour cured country style dry ribs with sea salt and fresh pepper

MALAYSIAN SHAKER FRIES  5

basket of potato fries in our house seasoning, fried curry leaves, chili

 

 

DINNER MAINS

5:00-8:30

SEAFOOD NASI GORENG  15 

Indonesian style fried rice with house special soy

topped with kerupuk & wok fried egg

KHAO MAN GAI  15  

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

POTLUCK PALABOK  SOLD OUT

Filipino glass noodle, smoked fish & annoto

seed gravy, prawns, squid

garnished with chopped egg, crushed chicharron

shishito pepper

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

CRISPY PATA  28

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

limited availability during dinner only

UNI NASI LEMAK  33

Wok fried jasmine rice with local uni paste, topped with A-grade local red uni, shoyu ikura, sambal uni and kerupuk (limited only this sunday)

add salted egg yolk fried chicken cutlet for $5

 
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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

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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