RECIPE – Hawkers’ Green Papaya & Shrimp Salad

RECIPE – Hawkers’ Green Papaya & Shrimp Salad

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Hawkers originally started out here in Orlando’s Mills 50 District, serving up southeast Asian street fare like the char kwa teo chicken noodles and roti canai. In recent years they have expanded to Jacksonville, Neptune Beach, and St. Petersburg.

At Hawkers, the founders Kaleb Harrell, Allen Lo, Wayne Yung and Kin Ho – all traveled the world to curate a menu of handed-down family recipes and hand-picked popular street foods from all over Asia — Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan to be exact.

Four additional locations are slated to open throughout the Southeast in 2017 and 2018.

Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, announced with Hawkers Asian Street Fare (Hawkers) that they will open a new location in the latest phase of The Grove at Isleworth located at the hard-southwest corner of South Apopka Vineland Road and Conroy-Windermere Road and adjacent to the world-renowned Isleworth Golf & Country Club, expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare Green Papaya Salad Mix


2.5 Oz.of Finely Shredded Green Papaya
1?2 Oz. of Finely Shredded Carrots
1 Tbsp. Crushed Roasted Peanuts
2 Oz. Poached Shrimp (cut down to bite size pieces)
2 tsp. Chiffonade Basil
2 Fluid Oz. Dressing


Place finely shredded green papaya, carrots and dressing together in a mixing bowl and blend together. Add the basil, cilantro, and shrimp to toss together with the salad mix. Plate and garnish with crushed peanuts.

Dressing Ingredients 4 fluid ounces Water 8 fluid ounces Lemon-Lime Soda
3 fluid ounces Fish Sauce (recommended Squid Brand)
6 tablespoons Sugar 1 tablespoon Chili Paste (Sambal Olek)


On the stovetop, slightly simmer the water. Add sugar and mix well until dissolved. Turn off the heat and transfer the liquid to a cold mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator.


Hawkers Asian Street Fare
1103 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

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