I am excited to let you know about the expansion of Hawkers to a second location to be at 1001 Park Street in Five Points, Jacksonville with an anticipated opening of October 2013. This follows as 4 Rivers Smokehouse, another Orlando staple, readies to open their outpost in Jacksonville this year as well.
Press Release follows…
“Hawkers” Brings the Streets of Asia to Five Points
Orlando, Fla., (May 23, 2013) – The owners of Hawkers, a name derived from the term for street food vendors in Asia, are joining the “foodie” movement that is sweeping Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood. Currently operating their original restaurant in the Mills50 district of Orlando, Hawkers’ management has announced their second location to be at 1001 Park Street in Five Points, with an anticipated opening of October 2013.
Guests will enjoy a menu full of small plates that includes the most popular street foods from regions across Asia: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and Korea, to name a few. Each menu item is served with sharing plates, encouraging guests to experience new dishes together, as is the custom with traditional hawker centers.
“Asia is full of so many incredible cuisines that haven’t been introduced to Western culture,” says co-founder Allen Lo, who contributes Malaysian influence to Hawkers’ menu. “Our goal is for guests to experience authentic flavors, unique to their palette in an environment that is as comfortable as it is exciting.”
Traditional noodle soups, wok stir-fried noodles and small plates fill the menu with dishes ranging from $4-$8. A few of the most popular items include: Char Way Teo, a Malaysian stir-fried noodle; Siu Yuk, a Chinese roasted, crispy pork belly; and Roti Canai, a Southeast Asian flatbread served with a curry dipping sauce that is Hawkers’ self-proclaimed most popular dish.
To accompany Hawkers’ extensive food menu, the Jacksonville location will offer a craft beer selection of over 100 microbrews, many of which will be local to Jacksonville, as well as Asian imports and a hand-selected wine and sake list. “We all agreed from the onset that flavors of this depth deserve only the best paired wines, beers, and sakes,” says Kaleb Harrell, who procures an evolving drink menu for Hawkers’ guests.
Hawkers will accept reservations for parties of 8 or more. To stay updated with the latest progress on Hawkers’ Five Points location or to view a full menu at the current Orlando location, visit Hawkers’ Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/hawkersstreetfare.
Founded in 2011, Hawkers offers authentic Asian street food in a sharing-encouraged, full-service casual restaurant. With a menu that
includes the most popular street food recipes from regions across Asia, Hawkers creates an environment that allows guests to experience unique cuisines at affordable prices with service that educates guests. For more information visit www.facebook.com/hawkersstreetfare.