Here is the eagerly awaited second part of what I ate at Disney World!
(Clockwise from top left)
Yak and Yeti– (First two images) Seared miso salmon with coconut-ginger rice, baby boy choy and shiitake mushroom stir-fry; Wonton soup
Dockside Diner– Min’s breakfast burrito with tater tots- unfortunately breakfast is only served there occasionally and so I cannot find this exact burrito on the menu anymore, but I remember that it had egg whites and pico de Gallo in it, and was really good!
The Hollywood Brown Derby– (Last three images) Famous Cobb salad-Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, and Cobb Dressing; Derby cocktail with souvenir glow cube; Complementary mini champagne for our Honeymoon 🙂
Morimoto Asia– (First three images) Tonkotsu Ramen-rich pork broth, egg noodles, roasted pork, woodear mushroom, pickled ginger; shumai- pork, shrimp and mushroom; spicy tuna and spicy salmon sushi rolls
Katsura Grill– (images four and five) Shrimp and chicken teriyaki; Spicy sushi roll
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth- China – Black pepper shrimp with garlic noodles
Karamell-Küche in Germany at Epcot- Rice crispy treat with chocolate and caramel
L’Artisan des Glaces– Caramel fleur de sel ice cream
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth- France- La Passion Martini Slush
Coral Reef Restaurant– Shrimp and grits- Sautéed Shrimp, Cheddar Grits, Local Corn Succotash, Andouille Sausage, Creole Spice Emulsion
Main Street Bakery– Cinnamon roll (Halloween version)
Aloha Isle– Dole Whip
Be Our Guest Restaurant– (First three images) Cheese plate; Sautéed shrimp and scallops- with Lobster, Mushrooms, and Seasonal Vegetables in a creamy Lobster Sauce over Pappardelle pasta; The “Grey Stuff” and lemon meringue cupcake
Pongu Pongu– Night Blossom-Mixture of Limeade with Apple and Desert Pear flavors topped with Passion Fruit Boba Balls
Tusker House– (Last two images) Selection of food from all-you-can eat buffet
Grand Floridian Cafe– Brioche French Toast with Madagascar Vanilla Bean-Butter with Bacon
Electric Umbrella– (Second and third images) Three-cheese flatbread; Energy salad with roasted chicken- Fresh greens topped with Roasted Chicken, Seasonal Fruit (we omitted the fruit) and Feta Cheese
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’– Art’s Famous Fried Chicken-Buttermilk-brined for 24 hours then perfectly fried and served with creamy mashed potatoes, a cheddar drop biscuit and love
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths-
Africa- Berbere-Style Beef Tenderloin tips with onions, jalapeños, tomato and pap
Hops & Barley- New England Lobster Roll
The Lunching Pad– Pepper jack warm stuffed pretzel
Gaston’s Tavern– (Images two and three) Chocolate croissant; Warm cinnamon roll
Columbia Harbour House – (Images four and five) Shrimp Mac and cheese; Boston cream pie
Tony’s Town Square– Shrimp scampi
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe– Troll horn
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth- Active Eats- Loaded Mac ‘n’ cheese with pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, peppers and green onions
Restaurant Marrakesh– (Images three and four) Moroccan coffee; Couscous with chicken
Cheshire Cafe– Cheshire Cat tail
Trilo-Bites– Buffalo chicken chips
Disney World Food Wrap-Up
As you can see, we really spoiled ourselves in terms of food on our Honeymoon! We knew that this really would be a once in a lifetime trip, and so made many reservations that we would normally forgo for eating mainly at quick-service places. Way before we left for our honeymoon, I made a list of all the restaurants we wanted to try, and I am happy to say we were able to eat at most of them, but there are sooooo many options for food at Disney, that we just scratched the surface of all the possible places to eat. Without further ado, here are some of our favorites from our trip!
Table Service– I think Ron and I both agree that our favorite table service meals were at ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort, and Tiffins at the Animal Kingdom.
The overall experience at ‘Ohana was just incredible. We got to sit right next to the window looking out over the water and could see the castle at the Magic Kingdom in the distance. We also were able to see part of the “Electrical Water Pageant” on the Seven Seas Lagoon. The food was also awesome, and there was so much of it, I would definitely recommend going there with a big appetite- I wish I had been able to eat more than I did because they really will bring as much to your table as you want. Everything was good- Ron even liked the pineapple-coconut bread, which was shocking because he doesn’t like pineapple or coconut. The dumplings were awesome, and all the skewers- wow. The bread pudding for dessert though was one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. I was so full by that point, but I just couldn’t stop eating it.
Tiffins is definitely a restaurant for a special occasion. It was by far the most expensive meal we ate, but the food was incredible. It was one of those restaurants that can make anything taste amazing. Ron ordered the Duo of Venison- Ethiopian Coffee Butter-infused Venison Loin, Boerewors, Soubise, Chakalaka, Tamarind Barbecue, Leek Ash. He was a little unsure of how he would like it, because of all the “fancy” sounding accompaniments for the venison, but he ended up loving it all. My swordfish was awesome, but the forbidden rice underneath was my favorite part of the dish. The interior of the restaurant is also very interesting, with very unique artwork and a theme of travels around Africa and Asia throughout the restaurant.
Quick Service- Ron’s favorite quick service restaurant is the Columbia Harbour House. It’s a nice relaxing place, with lots of indoor seating, to take a break, and eat some comforting food. The second floor of the restaurant is really the best place to sit in my opinion, as you get a great view of Liberty Square. It kind of feels like being at home in Connecticut, but better because you are on vacation, haha. The shrimp Mac and cheese was very cheesy and filling, and we got a complementary Boston cream pie for dessert. So nice! My favorite quick service restaurant that we ate at, by far, on this trip was the new restaurant in the Pandora section of Animal Kingdom, Satu’li Canteen. In this restaurant you get to customize your meal by picking a protein, then a base, and a sauce. The wood fired chicken bowl that I got, with mixed whole grains and rice, and a chimichurri sauce, was reasonably priced, healthy, very generously portioned, and so so good. We also tried the cheeseburger steamed pods on a different day, which were unique and tasty. I wanted to try so many more combinations on the menu, such as the vegetable steamed curry pods, the sustainable fish bowl, and I really have to go back to try the desserts as well- I think if it had been up to me alone, we would have eaten here every time we visited the Animal Kingdom on our trip.
Snacks- I think the favorite snack for both me and Ron, was the Pepper Jack cheese stuffed pretzel at The Lunching Pad… who can go wrong with cheese and carbs, right? We also love the buffalo chicken chips from Trilo-Bites! I enjoyed the cinnamon bun from Main Street Bakery as well.
Breakfast- Ron and I didn’t eat many formal breakfasts on our trip, but we are in agreement the the Grand Floridian Cafe was our favorite of those breakfasts. From the sophisticated atmosphere of the Grand Floridian, to the view of the gardens from the cafe, to the amazing food, this was one we would love to go back to. Ron had the steak and eggs- Sirloin Steak with Cheesy-Hash Brown Casserole, Two Eggs-Any Style, and Chimichurri Sauce, which he loved, and I had the French toast, which was probably the best French toast I’ve had in my life- three words- vanilla bean butter- so yum!
Dessert- When I asked Ron what his favorite dessert from our trip was he said that he was always too full from our previous meals to be able to adequately judge, haha. He had ice cream from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor one day which he really enjoyed though, and we both enjoyed the ice cream sundae that we got from the Ghirardelli ice cream and chocolate shop!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival- I think we did a pretty good job of trying out a bunch of food booths from the food and wine festival, although I really wish we could have tried them all… we really needed to stay a month, haha. I think the stand-outs that we had included the Irish cheddar cheese dip with brown bread from Ireland, and the loaded Mac and cheese from Active Eats. I also loved the fresh potato pancake with smoked salmon from Scotland… I really want to recreate that one! I did pick up the Food and Wine Festival Cookbook while we were there, so hopefully I will be cooking up a bunch of the dishes offered at the festival in the future… I’m sure I’ll feature some here!
So that about wraps up our trip… just looking at all this good food is making my stomach growl. Time for a second Honeymoon?