Hawker’s Delight is perhaps one of the ugliest looking restaurants around. And they are not exactly one of the cleanest places too. However, we absolutely love this place because it is also one of the cheapest places where one can get a full meal for less than five bucks.
Hawker’s Delight, a Malaysian restaurant, is located on Main St Vancouver.
They have the menu on the wall. Many of the dishes are spicy. So, you want to make sure you know what you’re ordering. The pictures do look very delicious. They only have about seven small tables — very cramped. If you go during their busy lunch time, you will have to wait for a table ala Malaysian style … stand beside the table and try to wait patiently for people to finish their meal!
Don’t expect table service. You have to go to the counter to place your order and get your own drinks to your table. They have self-service hot tea and water. Oh, they don’t take credit cards or Interac at all. It’s cash only. Oh, they also have a tips box on the counter.
Suanne ordered Prawn Noodle. The prawn soup tastes alright. It has a few large prawns and BBQ pork, bean sprout and garnish with fried shallots and chopped green onions. Just like the way they make it in Malaysia.
Nanzaro ordered the lamb curry on rice. It does not look appetizing …
… but tastes great with rice.
For me I had the Mee Goreng. Mee Goreng is fried noodles Malaysian style. It is really spicy. Forget about presentation or garnishing — there is none to it. It looks like just a blob of food … but great tasty food.
Arkensen ordered the Nasi Goreng, the non-spicy version. Nasi Goreng is Malaysian style fried rice with tomatoes.
Our bill came up to only $21. I don’t think we can get so much food for this price anywhere else in Vancouver. Give this a try if you happen to be around Main St and East King Edward and have less than $10 in your pocket. The food is good, not great, but good.