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Welcome to those of you joining me from YourFirstVisit.Net and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
I’m joining my friends on the Teal Loop as we discuss our Favorite Disney Restaurants . . .
A year ago this week, my family and I were enjoying a fabulous vacation at Walt Disney World. It was our first time experiencing the Disney Dining Plan; and we very much enjoyed having the ability to try out some of the Disney restaurants that we had only heard about (and drooled over) in the past.
Because the menu sounded like something that would appeal to everyone in our family, we decided to save it for our very last night. We were not disappointed in our choice!
We were seated at a round table, very close to the grills – so we were able to see the meat being cooked while we ate.
When you are seated, the server starts you off with this amazing pineapple-coconut bread. Pina colada flavor is a favorite of mine, so this bread is a hit! Of course, you don’t want to fill up on the bread though!
Next is the mixed greens salad with honey-lime dressing. Since my kids aren’t salad eaters, I could seriously eat the whole bowl of salad by myself. It’s delicious! But, once again, I must say – don’t fill up on the salad!
The next course is honey coriander chicken wings and pork fried dumplings. My Gracie loves these wings (they are yummy!) Nobody else in the family is too crazy about the dumplings, but I think they are pretty tasty.
On our trip in September, I was told by the chef that there is a chance that the dumplings are fried in the same grease they use for the shrimp. So, the chef prepared some special dumplings – just for me – that were boiled, not fried. They, too, were quite yummy. It’s seriously too bad that you don’t have a bottomless stomach when you eat here because they bring way too much food to the tables! (Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of them to share.)
I must interject here and say how wonderfully accommodating the Disney chefs are! I have a seafood allergy. I have met a chef at every restaurant that we have dined at on Disney property. Each one is kind and caring and takes the time to walk me through their menu or their offerings (if it’s a dinner-style or buffet). I’ve never had anything that has made me the least bit sick; and I know it’s because of the extra care they put into serving their guests with special food needs.
Next up is my favorite part of this meal – the Asian noodles! I’m telling you – I could seriously eat these things until they are coming out my ears. If they were the only thing served at ‘Ohana, I’d still go back. Seriously. They are that good. I think my family may think I’m crazy for picking the noodles over the meat; but I don’t care. They rock!
And if all of the above isn’t enough to fill you up and have you pushing yourself back from the table, never fear. The main course is up next – the meat! The cool thing about the meat is that the servers bring it to your table on skewers. There is Oak Grilled Chicken, Asian Barbecued Pork Loin, Marinated Sirloin Steak, and Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp. As previously stated, I don’t do seafood and my family doesn’t like it; so we always ask for them to steer clear of our table with the shrimp. However, we can attest to the fact that the rest of it is quite delicious!
I guess we’re always so busy eating by this point that we can’t seem to capture a picture of that meat! (This gives me a reason to go back!)
Are you a dipper? I am a serious dip fan! I love dip! So, it’s especially fun that they bring 3 fabulous dips to the table as well. There is a House Made Peanut Sauce, a Chimichurri Sauce, and a Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce. I love trying them all with the various meats and deciding which combinations are my favorite.
If you’ve made it to this point and there’s any room left in your belly, then you’ll be ready for dessert! What is dessert? you ask. Well, I call it “to die for” but I think the technical term is ‘Ohana bread pudding served a la mode with Bananas and Caramel Sauce.
See that huge thing? Here’s the best news . . . on our trip in September, our server was so kind and brought Gracie and Ian each their own little “sundae” (vanilla ice cream with Mickey sprinkles). So, Ashley and I got to eat that whole bowl of deliciousness all by ourselves. Seriously! It does not matter how stuffed you are. When they sit that down in front of you, you grab a spoon and eat. Trust me. I can almost taste it now!
Needless to say, ‘Ohana is a Disney staple for our family now. In September, the kids and I also enjoyed a breakfast at ‘Ohana. It was a fun chance to meet some of our favorite Disney characters:
We love ‘Ohana. That is all.
What about you? Do you have a favorite Disney restaurant? I’d love to hear about it!
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