Green & Oak is a new restaurant in North Burnaby on Hastings Street specializing in Malaysian cuisine. They took over the previous location – Mr Chili. A few of us came here for dinner to try it out.
The space is large and there are lots of seats for small to large groups. We made a reservation ahead of time since we had a large group for dinner.
The skewers come in chicken, pork or beef. Each order is 1 piece each, so we got 3 of each. The skewers were all ok, but could be a bit more juicy.
This is freshly made in-house and it is Malaysian flatbread.It comes with 2 pieces cut up and served with a curry dipping sauce.
These are deep-fried whole chicken wings and it comes with a garlic lemon dip. Very crunchy on the exterior and the meat inside was very juicy. It comes with 3 pieces per order.
The whole chicken comes with 4 soups and 4 rice dishes as well. It is a popular dish in Singapore as the chicken is cooked in delicious chicken stock and served in a red chili and ginger dipping sauces.
The Hainanese chicken was ok but nothing amazing. We wished it was served a bit warmer.
The rice was a bit oily but the soup was delicious.
Seafood Laksa Noodle Soup
This is a curry-based soup with tofu, bean sprouts, egg, lemongrass, lime juice, coconut milk, vermicelli noodles and seafood. You can also ask for it with egg noodles too. The flavour is different than most laksas in town, so people either love it or hate it. I really enjoyed the broth and I could eat the whole bowl.
This has egg noodle with beef, shrimp, tofu, cucumber and tomato. It was ok.
Belachan Fried Rice
This is fried rice with dried shrimp, chili pepper, pork, shrimp, egg, and sou sauce. This was pretty average too.
Char Kuey Teow
This was delicious. It has fried rice noodle with shrimp, tofu, pork, egg, chili, and soy sauce.
Malaysian Curry Rice
This is put together with curry paste, lemongrass, shallot, onion, basil, other herbs and is served with steamed rice.
Overall, I love the look of the space and the service was decent. Some of the dishes are a hit and miss. I enjoyed the chicken wings, Char Kuey Teow, and the laksa.
We Rate Green and Oak:
3760 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC