Hawker Bar is moving on up (to the second floor)

Hawker Bar is moving on up (to the second floor)

Hawker Bar, as seen from the street in 2012 (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)
 

Ossington’s Singaporean snack shop, Hawker Bar—currently the size of a street-food stall—is expanding its business to the second floor. Thirty extra seats are being added to the upstairs dining room along with another service bar, and the restaurant will take reservations (which are something of a rarity on the strip). New additions to the menu will include chef Alec Martin’s take on a Black Angus strip loin; braised duck legs served with a Thai red curry; veggie rendang; and a coconut milk–marinated fried chicken that’ll replace the Hainanese chicken rice. The changes should take place on or around Valentine’s Day, so plan on having a little more legroom to slurp a bowl of something spicy (like this fiery laksa soup) with someone special.