Welcome to a food studio review for the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park all week from January 12th to February 19th, 2018. This review will cover the “Takumi Table” Food Studio
- Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding
- Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce
- Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake
- Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup
Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding $7.50
The sushi consisted of fresh fish piled atop shaped rice. Each piece of fish was fresh and cut well, we expect nothing less from the Japan pavilion. The coconut tapioca pudding was served on the side of the dish, we were worried it would be tied together somehow and we were pleasantly surprised.
Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce $4.50
It’s shaped like a fish, so this item was expected to be a fun tasty one, right? Well unless you really enjoy red bean paste you’re going to have a bad time. Nobody in our group enjoyed this dish, but that single ingredient caused the issues. You may have better luck, but we can’t recommend it.
Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake $6.50
We really enjoyed this cocktail, which is no surprise due to the taste ringing close to the Pina-Colava available at the Walt Disney World resort bars and lounges. It’s a very fruity and light take on a frozen sake, recommended.
Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup $10.00
It’s a souvenir and a sizeable drink all in one. You really do get a wooden cup, which the Cast Members are more than happy to personalize with your name written in Japanese on the side. The sake was your average sake, but it was ladled into the wooden cup from a huge barrel. A really unique experience, something only Festival of the Arts can pull off.
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