Happy Hour Hotspot: Hawkers Asian Street Fare

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.

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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.

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

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. 

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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.

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

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Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

(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.

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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. 

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

Come sample the Happy Hour Menu at Hawkers in St. Pete with PenniesInMyPocket.com

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?

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25 Comments

  1. March 22, 2017 / 12:11 PM

    I am not a fan of Asian Street Food, however, everything looked pretty good. I may have to rethink this. LOL!

  2. March 22, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    This makes me drool, Edamame and Kway Teow are great choices!

  3. March 22, 2017 / 2:00 PM

    Looks good and the bill wasn’t bad at all! Thanks for sharing!

  4. March 23, 2017 / 8:21 AM

    I’ve never had Asian Street food, but everything looks amazing, I am a fan of edamame!

  5. March 23, 2017 / 1:49 PM

    Like your friend, I do not eat pork, and I think that what you guys had to choose from looks like a delicious variety! yum.

  6. March 23, 2017 / 4:34 PM

    I am going to get up the courage to try Asian street food. It definitely looks yummy and I need to try new things.

  7. Carissa (The Green Eyed Lady)
    March 23, 2017 / 9:48 PM

    I love Asian food and trying different restaurants! The pictures of the food looks amazing! Definitely a place I would try!

  8. cleverlychanging
    March 23, 2017 / 11:06 PM

    The ambiance was chic, and the food looked fresh. But it was the cheap bill that had me completely sold.

    • Tia
      March 28, 2017 / 7:52 AM

      I am all about an affordable yet good meal. Frugal Foodie, that’s me.

  9. March 24, 2017 / 8:38 AM

    My kind of restaurant! I love Asian cuisine and I love the ambiance and all the foodie selections. Look the modern feel and looks super affordable!

  10. March 25, 2017 / 11:08 PM

    I like to try new food. All of this looks delicious, and the atmosphere is perfect.

  11. guaranteedgiddy
    March 25, 2017 / 11:16 PM

    Okay I’m officially starving now!!!! Love edamame!!

  12. March 26, 2017 / 12:45 PM

    The chicken egg rolls look amazing and I can always appreciate a deal on food. I too love to try all different kinds of food!

  13. mschimee
    March 26, 2017 / 12:58 PM

    All of this looks delicious! Will be in Florida soon and will definitely check them out.

  14. March 26, 2017 / 5:55 PM

    All of this food has me drooling! I love Asian fare and at those prices, they’d know my name and order by heart! Sorry about the ticket though, that’s a bummer.

    • Tia
      March 28, 2017 / 7:50 AM

      Thanks it was frustrating and I wanted to contest it since it was a holiday weekend but I just paid it and let it go. I know the next time though.

  15. March 26, 2017 / 9:09 PM

    Um this place looks amazing! I love Asian food. If I’m ever in Tampa I’ll have to swing by this place!

  16. fashionsnob
    March 26, 2017 / 10:37 PM

    The edamame, chicken rolls, and the pancake-looking dish look amazing! Damn that ticket though….always has to be a buzzkill.

    • Tia
      March 28, 2017 / 7:49 AM

      Who you tellin’? I was not a happy camper.

  17. March 26, 2017 / 11:06 PM

    The food looks amazing. I love the decor. Very bright and airy. Thanks for sharing your great find.

  18. March 27, 2017 / 8:39 AM

    I love that they used so much of the color orange in their restaurant…so bright and lively! And those egg rolls have my name all over them!

    • Tia
      March 28, 2017 / 7:49 AM

      Yes, orange is one of my favorite accent colors especially in decor so I love it too.

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