Potluck Hawker Eatery

We’ve been meaning to try out Potluck Hawker Eatery and they had a good deal on for Dine Out Vancouver. They’re a Singaporean hipster eatery. They’re located in between Xing Fu Tang and Pho Xe Lua 24.

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We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 2:00pm) and it was busy. We put our name on the waitlist and they were able to sneak us in before last call. There’s 5 table areas inside and cute touch using their ingredients as part of the decor.

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The regular menu is concise with 10 items. Entrees are mostly $16.00.

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For Dine Out, they were having a $20.00 lunch deal (appetizer and entree).

Roti canai
DSC03818With curry dipping sauce.

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Good flakiness, not too greasy.

Laksa “clam chowder”
DSC03817Coconut lemongrass broth with celery, potatoes, clams, cilantro and torn milkbread. The milkbread (bread from Fife Bakery) was delicious; soft yet chewy, sweet and salty.

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The broth was decent; got the clam chowder vibe they were going for.

Hainan chicken rice
DSC03820Served with chicken broth, chicken oil rice and ginger scallion condiment.

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Puzzled what was going on with their rice but it didn’t taste like chicken oil rice at all.

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Rice was bland and dry.

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At least the chicken broth was homey and satisfying.

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Chicken pieces themselves were a mixed bag.

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Shrimp pieces were a nice touch of nostalgia.

Nasi lemak brinjal
DSC03827Eggplant braised in a green curry served with coconut rice, peanuts, sambal egg, Malaysian turmeric pickles and tempeh kerupuk (soybean cracker). This was an interesting fusion type dish.

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The green curry was tasty. Eggplants were on the firmer side and the gai lan added a crunchy bite.

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No chance that was coconut rice; it was the same bland rice as the one with the Hainanese chicken. Desperately needed mixing with the green curry sauce.

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Unfortunately, the pickles were tasteless and the sambal egg wasn’t memorable.

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The soybean cracker was delicious. Never had one before but I would snack on this (if I can find it somewhere).

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PHE was hit and miss. I’d like to try their laksa on its own but not sure if I’ll be back anytime soon.

Potluck Hawker Eatery
https://www.potluckyvr.ca/
3424 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-9344