I can remember my first time eating Hawkers Asian Street Fare at it’s first Jax location in Five Points. It was a hip spot with neon lights, when you step in it’s like you have stepped out of Jacksonville and gone to an underground Asian restaurant. I was on a date, he knew I loved Asian food. We ordered a little bit of everything and I fell in love at first bite.
That was over 6 years ago, and I haven’t stopped going since trying just about everything on the menu. Since my first visit, Hawkers has blossomed across South East America and it’s no question as to why, with an amazing atmosphere, delicious food, and amazing drinks, Hawkers is one of those places you can’t get enough of. If you’re local and haven’t had the pleasure of dining with Hawkers, i’m convinced you live under a rock. Don’t fret, I’m going to tell you 5 things to try that you won’t regret. Keep reading some deliciousness is a few scrolls away.
This Article May Be Completely Bias..
This article will be extremely bias, solely because Asian cuisine is my top pick in meals of choice. Thai, Japanese, Korean, you name it. Hawkers fulfills all of these cravings with one menu.
It’s really not hard to believe, it turns out the 4 founders were best friends who have a Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Hong Kong background. They took each culture and BAM created a menu that harmonizes like a symphony.
Of course there are tons of choices to go with when eating at Hawkers. However, If you’re new, here are 5 things I can confidently recommend you try.
Newbie? 5 Things To Try At Hawkers Street Fare
Korean Twice Fried Wings
These super crispy wings are sauced in garlic gochujang and topped with peanuts, sesame and cilantro. Even my 5 year devours them. I highly recommend getting them as is. However, substitute as you see fit. I never go here without ordering these.
Thai Iced Tea
If you’re wanting to be booze free, give the Thai Ice Tea a go. This classic treat is slightly sweet but packs the traditional asian flavor it should. Make sure you have it topped with whipped cream and whatever they sprinkle on top.
This Malaysian fried flat bread is heavenly. You know how you get dinner rolls or bread at a fine dining restaurant? This is that when it comes to Hawkers Street Fare. I don’t know what the signature ingredients are, but it’s highly addictive. If you’re dining with someone, have them get their own, this is one of those dishes that’s hard to share. Don’t be afraid of the curry sauce that comes with it. Rip, dip, and repeat.
Chicken Lo Mein
Yes, I’m sure you’ve had chicken lo mein and just about every Chinese spot you can think of. But there is something about the authentic taste of the Hawkers version. Made with sliced chicken and veggies and tossed in a traditional sauce, this dish is delish. Another fave of my daughter.
If you’re not into noods, give this house fried rice a try. Classic fried rice packed with chicken, shrimp, char siu, eggs, onions and soy sauce. It’s tasty and sure to leave with you with a happy tummy.
A Few Things To Know Before You Go. If You Haven’t Already Been Of Course.
Weekends and evenings are BUSY. There are no reservation meaning you’ve got to wait it out I’ve waited as long as 45 mins, it’s well worth the wait.
They are a credit card only establishment. cash is not king here. Be sure to bring plastic to pay.
Everything is made to order and comes out as it is ready. It’s not uncommon to get things at random. Be patient, this is the way it works.
Wrapping Things Up: Hawkers Street Fare
Whether you’ve been to Hawkers 100 times or never, this place has proven its self through the test of time. If you’re not in Jacksonville, their flagship location is in Orlando Florida. They have popped up every where from Florida to North Carolina, and they now have a location in Dallas, Texas. Visit them online to find a location near you and to learn more about this bomb unique eatery.
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