Ekachai Launches Hawker8 Menu with Hawker Values; Fast, Tasty and Affordable
South East Asian restaurant Ekachai has launched a new menu across three London locations designed to respect true hawker values; fast, tasty and affordable. The ‘Hawker8’ menu is offering customers eight dishes priced at £8 for eight weeks including running one special a week, from now until Sunday November 8th.
The Hawker8 menu is made up of seven classic hawker dishes such as Nonya Vegetable Curry, Kai Krapow and Chicken Laksa with the eighth dish a rotating weekly special dish inspired by Ekachai chefs and owners and rarely seen in London. Specials include Beehoon Goreng, Khao Man Gai and Hokkien Braised Duck.
“The extra time with family has given us the chance to revisit many of our childhood favourites” says Thomas Tjong of Ekachai. “Food from hawker markets across SE Asia imprint very special memories on many people and we want to share these memories with our customers. My personal favourite is the Hokkien Braised Duck (popular in Malaysia & Singapore), a slow braised duck in an incredible stock, with belly pork and tofu pieces, hard boiled egg, cucumber and spicy sambal belacan. The duck is served over rice with the braising gravy poured over.”
Dates of Specials (week of)
14th Sept: Hokkien Braised Duck
Slow braised duck in master stock, with belly pork and tofu slices, a hard boiled egg, cucumber and spicy sambal. Served with jasmine rice with the braising gravy poured over the top.
21st Sept: Wantan Mee
Char siu, pork and prawn wontons, lo mein noodles, choi sum and chicken broth on the side
28th Sept: Nasi Kandar
Malay mixed curries of chicken kapitan and beef rendang served with a salted duck’s egg, fried tempeh, sambal belacan, cucumber, jasmine rice
5th Oct: Hokkien Char
Stir-fried prawns, squid, choi sum with mixed yellow noodles and vermicelli noodles served with sambal belacan and lime
12th Oct: Nasi Kunyit
Turmeric yellow rice with Malaysian chicken drumstick curry with potatoes, cucumber, sambal belacan
19th Oct: Wind-Dried Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
Stir fried rice with ginger, Chinese bacon, chilli oil and spring onions
26th Oct: Khao Man Gai (Thai CK Rice)
A Thai variation of the popular Hainanese low poached corn-fed chicken with aromatic rice cooked in chicken stock with spicy chilli vinegar dip and a spring onion and ginger sauce with cucumber garnish.
2nd Nov: Beehoon Goreng
Stir fried vermicelli noodles, prawn, squid, egg, Chinese leaf, chilli sauce
The Hawker8 menu is available for dining in Ekachai locations in King’s Cross, Wandsworth and Liverpool Street with reservations welcome. In addition the the restaurant is also extending and improves the EOTHO offer by offering 25% off total bill with no cap, Monday to Wednesday, including alcohol.
Ekachai was established in Liverpool Street in 1999 by school-friends Thomas Tjong and Sidney Tsang from Hong Kong who could not find their favourite street food dishes in London. Ekachai have steadily built a reputation for their authentic and keenly priced street-food dishes focused around wok cooking. Ekachai currently operate four locations; King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Wandsworth and Flat Iron Square.
Ekachai King’s Cross
66 York Way, King’s Cross, N1 9AG
Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 2.30pm / 4.30pm – 10pm
Unit 205 Upper Concourse, Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 4TE
Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 12.00 – 15.00 / 17.00 – 21.30
Friday and Saturday: 12.00 – 15.00 / 17.00 – 22.00
Ekachai Liverpool Street
9-10 Arcade Liverpool Street, EC2M 7PN
Mon – Friday 11.30am – 3pm 5pm – 9pm
(Saturday and Sunday closed)