Saturday, May 15, 2010
Voyager Bien: Disney World Dining part 1
But for me, nowadays travel = eating, and as us Southern Californians know Disneyland's culinary level is about as high as the water in It's a Small World. In planning our trip to WDW however I began hearing rumblings of actually the opposite. Could the four parks and countless hotels in Orlando possess some actual restaurants of note?? Would we be able to find them and escape the week unscathed by overpriced junk food? Doubtful, but the Hazard clan was willing to try.
Port Orleans French Quarter- commissary garnered some surprisingly decent Southern fare, but I couldn't help begin to doubt the rumors.
Disney's Animal Kingdom, and thankfully things began to turn around. We all agreed that the Asia sector of the park was our collective favorite, Disney Imagineers bypassing the expected Chinoiserie for Tibetan cliffsides, Bengal ruins and Malaysian jungles.
Anandapur Yak and Yeti Restaurant was our blessedly air-conditioned sit-down lunch destination.
mai, steamed on a banana leaf, with a soy lime dipping sauce. Obviously not quite on par with the killer dim sum around LA, but quite a tasty lunch offering for an Orlando theme park.