Hawker’s Delight: Cheap $5 Dinners, But Is It Good?

Hawkers Delight is located on Main street and they are known for their amazing cheap food. All items on the menu are around $5.   It’s cash only, but as long as you have  a $10 in your pocket, you will be OK. They serve up Malaysian/Indonesian dishes and have good vegetarian options.

M, KoreanGirl and I came here because we were feeling pretty frugal and needed a super cheap dinner.

Tofu Goreng ($5.25) are little stuffed tofu puffs with cucumbers and bean sprouts with a lots of peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce.  Each one of those puffs are soaked in a lot of sauce. When you take a bite, its gonna be messy, so watch out for your clothes!

Some of us at the table liked it, and I particularly didn’t like that taste of the sauces and how messy it was to eat.

Dried Noodle ($5.75) has a bed of warm dry noodles, bean sprouts, veggies, and a bunch of other ingredients. I thought it was alright, but I didn’t really love the taste of it.

Nasi Goreng ($5.25) is like Mee Goreng, but in a fried rice form. KoreanGirl and M both had their versions spicy. They were surprised by the low price and good taste.

Overall, I think there are a few items that are a hit and a miss. The prices are quite affordable, but you do get what you pay for. Perhaps it just didn’t suit my tastes.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Free parking in side streets
  • Take Out containers are $0.25
  • Cash Only
  • Order at Counter and everything else is self serve

We Rate Hawkers Delight: 

4127 Main St
Vancouver, BC V5V
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Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

  • mee goreng and nasi gorengs are so-so.

    next time, try their Char Kuey Teow and Laksa! those are definitely the best items on their menu. we’ve been wanting to try their curry or mee siam. we just love malaysian/singapore food and to be honest, the taste is there, but the quality of food isn’t. but like you said, you get what you paid for… but, we love coming here for those two dishes.

    too bad they took off satays from their menus 🙁

  • I believe this may be my very first post here on Foodology. But I’ve been lurking for quite awhile now 🙂 And I believe we’ve crossed paths on “Uncle Ben’s” food blog 😉

    Too bad HD’s foods didn’t totally suit your palate.

    My personal fave is the #7 Lamb Curry on Rice.

    Actually I *almost* went there for lunch today, but as I drove by I saw quite a few people inside, and being famished, I was too impatient to want to wait in line, so I ended up eating at Mui Garden down the block.

    • DesignGirl

      oh Ben is awesome, always bringing strangers on the web together! I think I just chose the wrong things when I went there. I kept eyeing the Laksa and the other curries. Thanks for the suggestion and if I ever do a revisit, I’ll keep the Lamb curry on my mind. =)