Hawker Hall is the newest venture from the team behind Chin Chin, our CBD favourite. As you’d expect, it boasts hawker style dining inspired by Malaysian and Singaporean food – think buns, noodles, curry and spice!
The venue is large and comfortable and we didn’t have any issue getting a table after visiting for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It’s walk-ins for most groups but bookings are available for 10-12 having the banquet or feast menu options.
We hadn’t visited before and found the staff welcoming and happy to to explain the menu. But first, a drink!
My choice was a cocktail with gin and cucumber, a perfect summer beverage. The name escapes me, but for those who share my love of gin, it’s a must try.
The menu at Hawker Hall is designed to share, and we ordered lots of dishes to ensure we got a taste of everything.
It’s the smaller dishes that really wowed us. There was the hot and crisp popcorn chicken with creamy, spicy sauce as well as the dumplings and wontons Hawker Hall is known for. The pork and chive wonton with chilli and black bean sauce, plus the prawn and ginger dumplings with soy sauce were the best of the lot. Don’t ask me to choose between them – they were both such winners it isn’t possible!
We also opted for the sticky chicken, Malaysian favourite nasi goreng and the pork buns. The oozing yolk of the nasi goring was the stuff dreams are made of, while the wings made a mess of my fingers and my heart. However the pork buns stole the show with BBQ pork, sticky and sweet and a light bun, heavenly goodness that must be tasted to be believed.
Hawker Hall deliver the street food favourites they promise, living up to the hype and expectation of this amazing group of restaurants.