Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Orlando


Hawkers Asian Street Fare,  1103 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL.  Also a new  location in Jacksonville, FL.

If you welcome big flavor and are looking for a quality experience of Asian cuisine, get to Hawkers Asian Street Fare restaurant. They offer some of the best Asian food I’ve had in a very long time. A big menu that offers something for everyone, depending on how adventurous you want to be, and how much spicy heat you can take.

My table ordered Pad Thai Noodles, Curry Duck Noodles, Hawkers Wings, Curry Laksa Soup, Chicken Egg Rolls, Roti Canai, and BBQ Pork Banh Mi. A nice array to sample. They arrive at your table the second they are finished being prepared. It was exciting to keep getting new dishes arriving, fresh and hot!

The Roti Canai arrived first. Roti is one of my favorite things, a Malaysian flat bread served with a side of very spice curry sauce for dipping. A fantastic start! The Hawkers Wings were ordered grilled, excellent choice and also came with dipping sauce as did the awesome Chicken Egg Rolls. Great choices again! The Pad Thai Noodles arrived, huge flavor but also huge on the heat! Noodles and Hawkers sauce stir fried with shrimp, chicken, vegetables and red chili peppers, topped off with peanuts and fresh lime. Hawkers authentic sauce is simmered for 6 hours, so it’s ready to kick your ass. Super spicy, so beware. The hits just keep on coming…. The BBQ Pork sandwich was hearty and heavenly with Char Sui bbq sauce. The Curry Duck Noodles were nice and easy. Egg noodles, veggies, and roast duck all stir fried together with Hawkers own curry recipe. This is for the non-spicy diner. The BEST IN SHOW however, was the Curry Laksa Soup. What a bodacious burst of flavor! Wow. This very large bowl of perfection, was a bit heated but I could handle it. You have egg noodles in coconut curry stew, topped with hard-boiled egg, shrimp, chicken, yow choy, and fried bean curd. This dish is a memorable one and absolutely made my “Best Of” list.

This place should be called Flavor Town. The food is outtabounds, the service is top-notch, the atmosphere is modern cool, and the experience is worth every step to get there. Located in the greater downtown Orlando area.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00am – 10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am – 11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm – 10:00pm.

5 out of 5 bountiful bites!



Mad Girl Eats Banh Mi in Orlando


Banh Mi Nha Trang, 1216 E. Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL, 32803.

Tucked away in a tiny shopping alcove on a busy downtown Orlando street, a little Vietnamese sub shop is blooming with great eats. Banh mi, offered in 19 varieties, is made by the cutest little lady who doesn’t speak much English but who’s delightful existance make you enjoy her food even more. She invites everyone back with, “See you tomorrow!”, and I did. I came back the next day to try more!

Over the course of the weekend, I tried #1 – the House Special, #9 – the Fried Pork, #14 – the Shredded Pork and Pork Skin, #19 – the Barbeque Pork Belly. A nice amount of meat, topped with pickled veggies (like Kimchi), fresh veg and herbs, on beautiful baguettes. Toasted to perfection as to not rip the flesh off the roof of your mouth. The flavors are UNBELIEVABLE. Some a bit spicer than others, but all absolutely rockin’ delicious.

Each banh mi, $3.00. Say what?! Yes, $3.00. Buy 5 and get one free. Holla!

My fave, the #14. Perfect blend of meat, sweet and heat pickled veg, chewy crunchy bread. Fan-freaking-tastic! On my Top Sandwiches list in the U.S.A.

Free parking on street.


5 out of 5 banh mi makes me happy faces 🙂  Don’t miss this place when in Orlando.

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