The birthday boy picked one of his favorite restaurants for his dinner, Hawkers Asian Street Fare on Mills Ave. in Orlando. The menu is big and deep and really offers a wide selection of asian-inspired food.
This is the perfect place to go with a group and just order lots of different small plates and share so you can try a little bit of everything.
We started with Potstickers for my boys (easily their favorite food), an order of Summer Rolls (free thanks to a Yelp check-in!) and Asian Fried Green Beans. The boys, of course, ate the potstickers before we could even try them. The summer rolls were light and refreshing and the asian fried green beans had this great spice seasoning on the outside that just made them addicting.
We also got an order of Roti Canai – Malaysian flat bread served with a side of spicy curry dipping sauce. The bread was so warm and fresh and delicious. The boys didn’t love the sauce, but they kept stealing the bread from us.
The birthday boy ordered the Pad Thai. I had never had pad thai before – I have a weird feeling about peanuts in that form. However, I tried it and it was really good. Not sure if I would eat it all the time, but I really did like it.
I went with the Hawkers’ Tacos with chicken satay. It was a great choice and now I want more. The boys split and order of Chow Faan, traditional Chinese fried rice with shrimp, char siu, chicken, onions and eggs. The rice was my favorite. I kept stealing it from them. Paybacks…right?!
For dessert, for the birthday bow, we had a cinnamon roti, the roti flatbread with cinnamon cream cheese filling served with vanilla bean ice cream. I don’t know there they got the ice cream from, but it was the best I’ve had in awhile. The whole dessert was light and a perfect end to a great meal.
Check out Hawker’s in Orlando and you won’t be disappointed!
Hawkers Asian Street Fare:
1103 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32803