Hawkers Asian Street Fare Restaurant is Just Different - in a Good Way Like Riverside Itself
by Donny Mak
on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 1:00am.
Hawkers Asian Street Fair Riverside Jacksonville FL
You’ll love the concept, and the way it fits so snugly into the Riverside lifestyle. Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Five Points/Riverside is different, in a neighborhood that places a lot of value on doing restaurants a little differently. Think Asian tapas – all the Asian greatest hits and more, just smaller, built for sampling.
The Curry Hawker Meatballs are skewered and smothered a signature curry sauce. The Cantonese Ginger Chicken is super moist and comes with a savory spring onion and ginger garnish. There’s “Wok Fired Lettuce” which is a simple, wok fired lettuce stir fry with shitake mushrooms red chilies. The Summer rolls called "Goi Cuon" come in the form of rice flour wraps filled with vermicelli, veggies and a peanut dipping sauce.
Hawkers Asian Street Fair Riverside Jacksonville - Hip/Trendy atmosphere
Here’s an example of the true fusion part. The Hawker Fries, for example -- the golden brown fried potatoes tossed with a five spice seasoning.
And you’d think this compact version of an Asian-feel establishment might lack for atmosphere, but you’d be wrong. A distinctly Asian ambiance and aroma fill the room. And if you’re in Riverside, there must be beer: Lagers. Pilsners, wheat, brown, red and pale ales, etc.
And it’s as if the crème brulee has become the national dessert of Riverside. So, you can order the “Three Teas” creme brulee, with green, Thai and Malaysian milk tea flavors.
If it’s one thing Riverside residents exude it’s loyalty, but it’s got to be earned. There is no doubt that the Riverside demographic will embrace its newest street-fare-fusion establishment, Hawkers Asian Street Fare.
Hawkers Asian Street fare is located near the corner of Post and Park Streets in Riverside in the Five Points Shopping District.