$$$ Hawker Hall, 98 Chapel St, Windsor









Here it is our FIFTH blog post !! Two years and 50 fabulous dinner dates together we decided to celebrate with people who had joined us along the way and make a night out at Hawker Hall on Chapel Street! Sister restaurant to one of our all time favourite places Chin Chin.

When we started Jar-Fed two years ago we didn’t know how long it would go for or what delicious dinners we would enjoy along the way but we’ve had a ball trying out new places around Melbourne, getting out of our comfort zones and trying new dishes and discovering new favourties we would have never gone too.

Looking forward to the next 50 dinner dates together!




As we were a group at Hawker Hall we had the “Feed Me” menu which truly is a feed me experience!



DISH ONE: Beer Food – Nyonya style fried popcorn chicken


A great start to the night, the chicken had a delicious crisp batter which went fabulously with the dipping sauce, Yummo!


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DISH TWO: Dumplings & Buns – Prawn & ginger dumpling with soy & black vinegar caramel


The sauce with the dumplings was delicious and sweet, the slight let down for the dumplings was the thicker dough, they were not as delicate as some of the china town dumplings.


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DISH THREE: Satay BBQ – Beef with peanut sauce


The beef was beautiful and tender, it is just Elaine’s personal preference that satay sauce be served with chicken over beef, she felt the spices in the peanut sauce distracted your taste buds from the overall peanut flavour. I thought it was delicious and got top marks!


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DISH FOUR: Coconut BBQ Pit – Otak Otak – Salmon in banana leaf with fragrant indian curry & coconut


This won best dish of the night! It was a complete crowd favourite! Wowee what a flavour explosion! It was fantastic in every way! Wonder if they deliver this on uber eats….


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DISH FIVE: Rice – Special fried rice


The fried rice has a great balance of flavours, who doesn’t love fried rice?! Not a dish you would run back for but something you’d probably order as a banquet and you wouldn’t be disappointed.


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DISH SIX: Rice – Hainanese BBQ Chicken, rice, bok choy & chilli sauce


These noodles had a bit of a kick to them! POW! just the right amount of chilli and spice to make an impact.


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DISH SEVEN: Coconut BBQ pit – Chicken tikka with coconut yoghurt, chilli & lemon


The chicken was moist and tender and had a great flavour, something pretty different and unique.


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DISH EIGHT: Salads – BBQ Pork & Lychee Salad


It was nice to have a fresh dish that was crisp on your palate but the pork in the salad was a bit of a let down, it was a bit overcooked and dry. As I said on the night with 18 dishes they can’t all be a perfect 10!


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DISH NINE: Greens – Green beans, sweet soy & toasted coconut cashew


Tasty way of getting in some greens for the night!


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DISH TEN: Stir Fry – Sticky soy & black vinegar pork belly with gai lan & red chilli


This dish polarized the crowd, people either loved it or didn’t, some thought it was too salty or sour and others loved it! I was in the love it camp, not usually the biggest pork belly fan I found this to be cooked to perfection and the meat was fantastic.


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DISH ELEVEN: Curries – Malay coconut beef randang


This was a close second for best dish of the night! Wow this is a dish you would definitely go back for, the top two were hard to pick, this is super tasty!


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DISH TWELVE: Curries – Fragrant curry of chickpeas & vegetables with cumin yoghurt


Another favourite dish for the night! It was delicious however Elaine and I felt like it wasn’t something we would order over other dishes.


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DISH THIRTEEN: Greens – Steamed broccoli with braised shiitake & oyster sauce


By the time we got this we were getting too full to enjoy it! Elaine felt like it was a sauce she could make at home so wasn’t special.


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DISH ONE: sticky red date pudding with coconut caramel


The coconut caramel icecream was a massive hit around the table! Everyone seemed to love that more than the stick date itself. The sticky date was good but we’ve definitely had better, maybe it was the red date substitute we didn’t like as much.


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DISH TWO: Milo dinosaur sundae with chocolate biscuit


YUM! I think the Australian’s will be nostalgic about the Milo! I don’t know if the Irish were as keen on the icecream!


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DISH THREE: Roti apple pie with burnt caramel icecream


This was loved around the table! Elaine wasn’t a big fan of the burnt caramel icecream but together they were great!


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DISH FOUR: Banana roti – kaya jam


More desserts! Banana Roti = YUM what isn’t too like about this! There was a great selection of desserts!


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Favourite dish of the night:

Bianca: Beef Rendang
Oisin: Beef Rendang
Liadhan: BBQ Salmon
Sarah: BBQ Salmon
Dean: Chickpea Curry
Murry: Beef Rendang
Kaz: BBQ Salmon
Scotty: BBQ Salmon
Lucas: BBQ Salmon
Jackie: Beef Rendang
Bez: Beef Rendang
Elaine: BBQ Salmon

6 – BBQ Salmon

5 – Beef Rendang

1 – Chickpea Curry


Thank-you to everyone who has been a guest at our Jar-Fed nights! We love a visitor so anyone is welcome anytime!

Hawker Hall did not disappoint, the food just kept on coming and it was all so delicious it was hard to pick a favourite dish! We will all be back!


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          Score /10               Soon?

Elaine       10                  Absolutely!

Bez          10                  Absolutely!

Bianca       9                    Definitely!

Oisin         9                    Definitely! 

Liadhan    9.5                  Absolutely!

Sarah        9                    Definitely!

Dean         9                    Definitely!

Murry       15             Every night if he could!

Kaz          10                   Absolutely!

Scotty      10                   Absolutely!

Lucas        8                       Yes!

Jackie       7.5                     Yes!


Price: Feed Me – $59.50 per person


Here’s to the next FIFTY!




E & B xx


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