Inexpensive and authentic Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. No frills service and the best deal in town.
Such a small little place serving up tasty dishes. The menus are on the wall and they don't have a lot of choices. Tea/water is self-served. This place is inexpensive and not a place to bring your date. If you want quick and tasty malaysian food, this is the place to head to. This place is small and may be easily missed when driving on Main Street.
Drove by Main Street and decided to order takeout from Hawker's Delight.
I had the Satay, Curry Chicken with Rice, Laksa, Mee Pok and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
The satay was tasty but dry, curry was very very good. I would say it is even better than Phnom Penh's.
Laksa was good - unfortunately the noodle and broth was placed together in the same container and by the time I reach home, the noodle has "sucked in" all the broth. It could have been so much better. Mee Pok was good as well but the chicken rice - both the chicken and the rice, was disappointing.
I give the food 3 stars not for quality but for value.
Service was non-existent. You order the food, find a seat and wait. You get free tea, but you have to get it yourself.
Ambiance - what ambiance?
Overall, it was quite a satisfying meal, considering how cheap the food is. Return? Very likely. I saw Mee Rebus, Mee Soto, Lontong and Gado Gado in the menu. In fact, this is the first time I've seen these food in Vancouver. I will probably return to try these items.
Checked out this place after a warm hearted recommendations from a chubby friend...should have known better...chubby people like everything so take their recommendation with a grain of salt.
Food is not bad, however nothing is really impressive and when you factor prices are restaurant sit down prices with plastic plates and portions small, I would not come to this restaurant again.
Ex. The "california rolls" of Singaporean/Malaysian food is Laksa...it's a benchmark, and for the same price with better ingredients, bigger portion I can go to so many other places.
You'd be hard pressed to find a better bargain in the city. 2 Kwai Lo's over 6'3" can stuff themselves silly for under 15 bones. Tasty too. Nuff said.
I'm Malaysian and I can tell you this is pretty authentic and the prices are incomparable.
I had the chicken curry and the Nasi goreng and the fried rice. Lots of flavors and spices but nit spicy at all. Just fragrant herbs. I know other reviews for this restaurant says there is not much ingredients you get what you pay for. I think there is some misunderstanding. This place serves authentic Malaysian STREET food. Meaning it is suppose fast and cheap and good. Authentic Malaysian street food is suppose to be like that. This place does not serve high end Malaysian cuisine,if you want that you are at the wrong place. Nasi goreng is suppose to be just eggs, green onions, mushroom and noodles. If you put anything more to it, than it's not called Nasi goreng it will be a fusion and therefore not authentic. Think about it! Malaysia is not a rich country! How can a normal citizen afford to put high end ingredients in their everyday cooking. You want real Malaysian food, you eat here. You want fake high end Malaysian food eat at Tropika and Banana Leaf. Cause I can tell you no one in Malaysia put pineapple, cashews, raisins, pork floss into their fried rice. Raisins and cashews are imported ingredients not native to malaysia and therefore not in our everyday cooking!!!
a man came in with 4 of his kids. And one of them asked his father, "Daddy, is this the whole in the wall with cheap food that you were talking about?"
Was working on a site near Main so I tried Hawker Delights for 3 straight days because of price. First day I tried Nasi Goreng, which was pretty good but lack any meat. Second day I had laksa and char kway teoy, They were good eventhough the laksa was a bit thick but still original. I wanted to point the char kway teoy was almost perfect with all the burnt noodle around the edges. All these times I also ordered the vege fritters. So my throat started acting up and didn't know what it was. On the third lunch I had mee goreng and soon enough come bed time I was clearing up my throat all night. The next day I had sore throat. The food was not bad but the hygiene is questionable. Also they used tons of MSG on their food. I was beyond thirsty after meals.
I am always ranting and raving about this place and I am constantly craving their food. I came across this place a few years back and it is a staple in my monthly restaurant trolling. When you walk by you would probably not give it a second glance. Although they have recently purchased newer tables and painted the place there is nothing fance about it.
It's a cash only place, but it is as cheap as food gets in Vancouver. The portions are generous and consitant in taste and quality.
I highly suggest going here.
Went there last night with my sig other and was pleasantly surprised by the low prices. We both shared the curry chicken on rice and the mee soto (noodle soup dish).
Food: Both of the dishes were very good tasty and full of authentic flavours. My only complaint is the curry part is a tad watery but still it was good spice taste. As for the noodle soup dish, it contained pieces of moist chicken, fish pieces and lots of veggies.
Value: Both dishes were under $6 and the portions were average.
Overall: Me and my date enjoyed it so will be returning to try the nasi goreng. 8.5 out of 10
I went to eat at this little malaysian restaurant 2 nights ago and the food was very impressive. I had mee goreng & laksa. The dishes were very simple and very flavourful. For the price, it's a total value. The service was quick & friendly. Although the ambiance resembled a fast food restaurant in Asia (a whole in the wall), I would return again for more tasty treats.
Great street food - quick, filling, hot, and a pretty solid variety of dishes. They aren't going to win any awards for service or ambiance but the food sampled was more than acceptable. The satays were a bit of a disappointment, I probably wouldn't order again, but the Nasi Goreng is a really good deal and I can see myself swinging by for that often.
Well, I'm native Singaporean so eating at this place is good for my tummy. This is definitely not Malaysian style. It is 100% Singapore style. Mee Pok, Mee Siam, Mee Rebus. Yummy!!
Price wise, they are good value for money. Each portion is sufficient for one, and main plates are $4.75-5.95 each. Satay is 0.75 each and curry puff is 0.75 each.
For the price you pay, you get food served at your table. That's pretty solid!
Ok, let's talk about food. I had the Mee Soto (Ayam Soto). That is good. Flavorful soup with noodles & chicken meat. I also had the curry puff. Warm & a little curry hot. Oh man, where can I get curry puff for 0.75?? I notice almost everyone who ate there finished their food.
This place is almost authentic to Singapore's hawker food.
For those of you who ate with chopsticks, let me tell you something interesting. With the exception of Prawn noodle soup, Laksa & Mee Pok (dried noodle), every dish there is to be eaten with fork & spoon.
Mee Soto, Mee siam, mee rebus, mee goreng, tahu goreng, nasi goren are Malay food. Malay is not Malaysian so don't mix it up. But of course the Malay food has its roots from Malaysia (the country) but has formed its own taste in Singapore. Malays don't use chopsticks but fork & spoon, so that's why most dishes there are Malay style food. Ok, whatever rocks your boat! If you can use a pair of chopsticks, go for it!!
This place is opened 11-9pm, Mon-Sat. (Main St & King Edward)
If you ignore the small space and overlook the garish green and yellow decor that is more Jamaican than South-East Asian, Hawker's Delight is a true find that seems to bring back regulars. The food is delicious, consistent and hits the spot. Try the Char Kwei Teow or Mee Goreng. Ask for your dish to be prepared spicy and enjoy.
Laksa: It's not bad, but don't expect it to be like the laksa found in Malaysia or Singapore. I do wish it was spicy.
Chicken curry with rice: This was pretty decent.
Overall, Hawker's Delight serves up some decent home-cooked food. The food is quite cheap and while it is a hole in the wall, it's worth visiting if you happen to be in the area.
Had lunch here again a couple of days ago and the same nice Mee Goreng was served. Nice and quick service by the young server. This place is highly recommended for people who wanted to fill themselves up with tasty foods on a meager budget. Big portions are served so let your tummy prepared.
After reading a few of the reviews here, I thought we would try out Hawker's Delight while in the area. We walked in and seated ourselves at a table since there was no server to greet us, we understand that the place is a self-serve set-up. Anyhow, that is fine and dandy, although the tables were not cleared or wiped down. We ordered the nasi goreng, wanted to order beef curry although they ran out of beef (before 6pm too!) instead we had a vegetable curry, and spring rolls. All dishes were under $5 but the portions are meagre. The dining experience was less than pleasant with the open-air traffic noise of Main St, the amount of flies in the restaurant, and the grease-coated film on the kitchen counters and walls. It looks like a family-run business and the kids seem indifferent towards the patrons. They also charge 25 cents for takeout containers. The food is cheap for a reason, it pays to pay more for better service, food, and cleanliness.
The food is delicious, fairly representative of Singaporean/ Malaysian food. Here are some recommended dishes (Got your pencil and paper ready ?):
1) Prawn noodle (ask for no pork)
3) Mee siam or Mee rebus
5) Dried mee pok (ask for no pork)
6) Char kway Teow (ask for no chicken)
Watch out for Inconsiderate diners who only care about themselves though. After finishing their meals, they leave their dirty plates, cups, bowls and utensils for others to pick up after them. It is only courtesy and graciousness that we clear up the table we've used for others.
We need to remind them to clear up after themselves, return the used and dirty dishes to the receptacle.
My husband and I walked by this place to go to our favorite eatery. A person sitting by the window had this awesome looking dish and the place was packed. All the good signs of good food. So we decided to try it. I can smell the great aroma of spices. We snagged a table when a couple stood up to leave. We ordered spicy noodle with fishcakes. OMG. It was just delicious. Prices being so reasonable (much cheaper than eating at food court in the mall), we decided have fritters as well. They were delicious. Only thing that I wish they can serve it warmer. We watched variety of dishes being served and people devouring food. It is no doubt in our minds that we will go back.
Hawkers is by far the best dive we've ever encountered. Vege Fritters, two for about $1.25 - insane. And they're soo tasty! My wife and I are in love with it, so we always get some fritters to start. Never order the spring rolls, they're greasy and not enough veggies inside, probably the only short coming for Hawkers. I always order the Mee Goreng, I ordered it once 'spicy' and it was almost unbearable to eat even though I love spicy food. So now I get it 'medium' and it's perfect-an abundance of noodles and vegetables (tomatoes, celery, peppers, potatoes). My wife orders Laksah, a coconut broth with noodles, eggs, tofu, shrimp, shrimp paste and vegetables. Sounds like everything but the kitchen sink minus beef or poultry, but my wife could live off it. The experience is always great, ordering at the counter (very cafeteria style) and getting your meal in under ten minutes! The sounds coming from the kitchen, of amazing cooking going on in the next room.... something everyone needs to experience...
This lil' neighborhood spot features exotic Malaysian/Singaporean cuisine at bargain prices. But don't expect a fancy dining room and they don't take interac/Visa - so bring cash.
What they do well - is cook fragrant curries with an exotic smell that emanates before you're even at the order desk. And even though they don;'t have fancy digs but do have all-u-can-drink tea and water for your enjoyment.