Inexpensive and authentic Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. No frills service and the best deal in town.
I can't help but to chuckle when people give this place 4-stars on the ambiance scale. i mean please, LETS be serious here. but the food, ah yes the food. not the most tasty, nor the cleanest, but for the price, pretty darn good. Nobody can complain about a bowl of curry for $5. And the Laksa, its worth a try as well. I particularly like the Hainanese rice as well as the Nasi Goreng (spicy rice). So overall I am admittedly a regular at Hawkers. Its fast, its cheap, and the food is solid. Lower your expectations just a tad and you will be pleasantly surprised!
I have been going to Hawker's since it opened, perhaps 10 years. They make the best bowl of curry laksa in Vancouver, hands down. And at a price of about $5 the cheapest, too. I also love their Lamb Curry, as well as having the occasional Mee Goreng and Mee Pok (both noodles and pork dishes). My friend often eats the Chicken Curry, which he loves. Spring rolls are too greasy for me. Skewers are not huge but good eating. The owner/operator couple are very nice, very hard-working. The fact that they can charge so little year after year is reflected in the level of decor, which believe it or not has improved a lot over the last year. First date? Nope. Everyday eats? Hell yes!
After reading the reviews and living close by I thought I would give it a try. It was a Friday afternoon around 2 and when I walked in the place was jammed. I placed my take out order and stood and waited. I looked around and noticed how filthy the place was. But I have had some great food in not so clean places so it didn't upset me. Took what seemed ages to get my food. I ordered the curry chicken with rice and 2 spring rolls. When I got it home, I couldn't even eat the spring rolls as they tasted very "funky". The curry chicken was very oily tasting. I threw it all out and vowed never to eat there again. I cannot understand why people like this place, except for the fact that it is cheap!
I'd lost count how many times I had driven by this place. One day I just decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. My friend and I orderd, Mee Goreng, Lontong, and chicken curry with noodles. They were all yummy. We sat by the open windows on a sunny day. Ppl walking up and down at times staring at our food, car exhaust filled the air but we didn't care. It was fun and surely brought back memories of eating at food stalls in s.e asia. What we had ordered was good. Don't go if u expect fine dinning or fancy decor. It's a tiny place for no frill quick eats and good food (at least for us it was). I would definitely go back again and again until I have tried everything on the menu. One thing I told myself as i was eating that I would put down here was that - they need new chopsticks. That was my only complaint.
I found out about this place last year and have been hooked. Have ordered from here at least 30 times.
Food: Authentic, inexpensive, and tasty. Food is almost always consistent, except for the hainanese chicken rice, which is sometimes hard/not perfectly cooked. Almost everything is 5 bucks or less. Personal favourites: mee goreng (fried noodles with assorted veggies), nasi goreng (rice equivalent of mee goreng), and hainanese chicken rice.
Service: Nothing great or bad to say about it. You order and pay upfront, like in a street stall, then they serve it to you.
Ambiance: Terribly small and uncomfortable (too crowded). Old and in need of a renovation. I guess it gives a food stall vibe to it. It's better to order take-out.
Recommended for its cheap, tasty food.
I am from Southern California, originally from Singapore. Enjoyed eating Singapore and Malaysian hawker's kind of foods. Had been to many restaurants aournd US, Vancouver and Toronto. Borned and raised in Singapore, lived in US for 30 years, I can say I have very good sense for the "original" taste of the local dishes. The foods served at Hawker's Delight was excellent and very original, even foods served today in Singapore and Malaysia had been so mixed that it lost its original flavour. The price for each dishes was so inexpensive and the quantity served was very generous. I visited Vancouver at least twice each year and I often frequent Hawker's Delight. For me ambience is not an issue, the original flavour of the food is an important factor for me. The best foods outside Singapore and Malaysia, highly recommended.
My friends and I goes to this restaurant very often. My favourite dish is Hainan Chicken Rice, they only serve black meat and their homemade red pepper ginger sauce is so tasty. The Owner/Chef used traditional asian wot (i.e. cooking pan) to cook some dishes which makes the fried noodle so yummy. The Satay is very cheap compared to other restaurant. Their samosa was the best but they don't make it anymore due to manpower problem. Most of my friends found it unbelievable of their low prices menu. Hope you and your family could enjoy the food. Aproximately spending $6 or less per person.