I know I am late to the party since Hawkers Asian Street Fare in St. Petersburg has been open for some time now but Mama I (finally) made it. My trip to Hawkers was an impromptu outing with one of my girlfriends, Heather. We both were out of work early enough to make the trip to St. Pete for happy hour at Hawkers and decided to knock it off of the to-do list. I love eating out with Heather because she is willing to try anything and doesn’t judge me for my gluttony even though she is a fitness fanatic.
Hawkers is located in the Edge district of St. Petersburg in Florida. This area, like many others, has been undergoing and urban revitalization as people are choosing to move back into the city. Despite being a Tampa native, I rarely explore this side of the bridge. My interest was piqued after seeing my friend’s features on Instagram and Facebook to cross the bridge more often, however.
Hawkers Asian Street Fare specializes in Asian Street Food. During my travels abroad, I discovered my affinity for authentic Asian cuisine. I have heard from other foodies that this was a must try so we did.
Our plan was to sample the happy hour menu at Hawkers. After getting a couple of glasses of wine, we ordered 4 of the featured food items. The small plates we selected from the happy hour menu were: Edamame, BBQ Pork Char Siu, Chicken Egg Rolls and Roti Cani.
(Our options were a little limited since Heather does not eat pork)
After eating those four items, we were still hungry so we ordered Char Kway Teow to split. This was a Malaysian dish with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, scallions and bean sprouts. It was a tasty noodle dish which was enough to make us feel satiated.
As you can see, our meal was affordable. This receipt excluded the drinks which were paid for on another tab. The glasses of wine were just $3 each so even with that added to the total for the meal, we still did not break the bank. Hawkers is a great atmosphere to hang out with friends and grab a bite to eat.
Be careful to abide by the 2 hour parking signs if you park on the street though because I left with a ticket that cost more than our meal. I am glad that I was able to experience the restaurant for myself.
What is your favorite Asian Street Food?