Hawker Bar has been on my to-eat list ever since it opened a few years ago because I’m a sucker for Malaysian/Singaporean food. However, I never was able to find time to trek all the way out to Ossington Strip before I left Toronto for Montréal.
We ordered the chili salt tofu and curry puffs as appetizers. The tofu was a bit average, but the curry puffs (especially the dip) were spectacular. For our mains, we had Hainanese chicken rice (quite decent with large portions too), rendang curry (not spicy enough, a bit on the sweet side), chicken laksa lemak (not too bad, but the broth was not spicy nor full-bodied enough). Finally, we ended with pandan banana fritters with red bean ice cream as dessert (simply heavenly). Not a bad experience overall and worth the 40-minute walk from the downtown core.