Last weekend, Kevin and I had a fun-filled day with both of our families. My sister Kathryn, Kevin’s sister Sarah, Kevin’s brother Nick, Kevin and I went bowling. Kevin had a sudden and random urge to go bowling a few weeks ago and finally we had some free time to go.
I’m an awful bowler, and despite the strides I think I’m taking in strength training, my arm gets tired, which makes me feel super lame. But I still always have a great time.
After our afternoon bowling, we all went to Hawkers in the Mills50 district in downtown Orlando. Hawkers is an Asian restaurant that serves traditional Asian street food in small portions meant for sharing like tapas. Since there were five of us at dinner, we were able to try a large variety of different dishes. Their menu contains a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and sides influenced by different Asian cuisines.
Banh mi is a traditional Vietnamese sandwich. It is served on really delicious bread with cole slaw and beef. This was one of my favorites of the evening. The bread was warm, and the sauce on the vegetables in the sandwich was delicious.
My grandma used to make Chinese BBQ pork for us when we were little. Hawkers’ version was very similar (although I remain biased to my grandma’s).
The coconut shrimp was typical of any restaurant appetizer. I didn’t think it was anything special, but the curry dipping sauce was fantastic. It had a little bite and was full of flavor. I look forward to ordering another curry dish in the future.
Chicken fried rice
The five spice pork tenderloin was another favorite of mine. The pork tenderloin was incredibly juicy and succulent. The spices gave the pork a lot of flavor and a slight sweetness.
Hawkers cooked the noodles in their lo mein very well. They were very al dente.
Vegetable summer rolls
I really liked Hawkers and can’t wait to go back to try more dishes. I was also so thankful that Kevin’s and my siblings could spend some time together. We’re so lucky to have such great families.
How are you at bowling?