What do you get when you combine Oakland's only Michelin-starred chef with a former Momofuku Ssäm Bar chef and a former Thai restaurant space in downtown Oakland? You get Hawker Fare (2300 Webster Street), Commis chef James Syhabout's new Asian street-food eatery that just opened yesterday for lunch and early dinner only, with a menu of rice bowls under $10 like 24-hour pork belly and kao mun gai. As Syhabout said earlier, this is food like his mother used to make, "and it's the food I want to eat day in and day out." There are also a few salads, and a Straus soft-serve sundae with palm sugar caramel, red beans, puffed rice, and whipped lime topping. See our slideshow, and below, check out the full menu, which is sure to draw more than a few West Bay denizens across the bridge.
Also note that, for the time being, it's BYOB.
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Hawker Fare - 2300 Webster Street (at 23rd Street), Oakland - 510.832.8896 - Initially open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., opening for dinner around May 26.