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Restaurant Info

Hawker Bar

Phone: 647-343-4698
Address: 164 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6J 2Z7
Restaurant Type: Asian
Region: West Toronto
Area: Queen West
Nearest Intersection: Dundas / Ossington
Atmosphere: Casual
Features: N/A
Price: $$$$ - Moderate
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Restaurant Description

Hawker focuses on southeast Asian flavours, inspiration pulled from chef Alec Martin’s time at Gingerboy, in Melbourne, Australia. The menu shows broad influence ranging from Singapore chicken wings, to ox cheek rendang (Indonesia) to "son in law eggs,” which are boiled, deep fried and served with Thai condiment prik nam pla (chili and fish sauce, sometimes with lime and sugar).

Much of the Singapore street food menu has depended on sourcing hard to find ingredients. "We had to travel many back alleys and busy Asian markets of Chinatown to find exactly what chef was looking for,” says co-owner Andrew Mistry, listing pandan essence, yellow bean soy, gula melaka (Malaysian palm sugar) and Candle Nuts.

Blog Posts
Hawker Bar by Food Junkie ChroniclesTuesday, May 29th, 2012
No doubt in my mind that the hearts of most Asians in Toronto skipped a beat when news of a Singaporean restaurant was set to open in downtown. Heck, I was pretty ecstatic myself given that when it comes to legit Singaporean or Malaysian food
by FoodJunkieChronicles
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user Jeff made this comment on 2013-03-01 16:11:01
I came here purely to try the laksa. It was good, but nothing like the laksa I was expecting/had tried in other places. This one is very rich (I prefer a little less coconut cream) and it's yellow rather than red, but I appreciated all the veggies in it. Also be aware that the "small" is very small for $7. I also had the son-in-law eggs (yummy but expensive) and a ginger tea (ginger in hot water), which was nice. My boyfriend had the beef rendang, which was tender and well spiced.
Sunday - 11:45am - 2:00am
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 11:45am - 2:00am
Wednesday - 11:45am - 2:00am
Thursday - 11:45am - 2:00am
Friday - 11:45am - 2:00am
Saturday - 11:45am - 2:00am
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