Hawker hall is funky Asian fusion restaurant, inspired by the street food stalls of Singapore and Malaysia. Located in bustling Chaple Street, on the site of an old horse stable, contains a very modern looking restaurant, with an open kitchen & kitschy neon hawker signs.
We started off with some fruity watermelon & coconut crushes. Perfect summer pick-me-up. These were followed by the softest prawn & ginger dumplings. The pork dumplings were a highlight, the juicy pork complemented with aromatic bits of fried garlic. On the side, a chargrilled corn with wood ear mushrooms was a table favourite, so many different textures made this dish a must-order.
A premium special fried rice with prawns came after. A generous amount of spring onions on the top, with the fresh prawns perfectly stir-fried. The Char Kway Teow was a bit pedestrian, too much soy sauce made the dish overwhelming. The Peking style roast duck was fantastic, with a rich plum sauce, soft pancakes and gamey slices of duck. A great dish to share with friends.
I dined with Janeca, and friends visiting from Canberra, who were already fan’s of this place. With a good service, great food and even better drinks, Hawker Hall is another great Melbourne restaurant scene.