REVIEW: Lotus House Outdoor Kitchen – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival 2018

Welcome to an Outdoor Kitchen review for the 2018 International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. This review will focus on Lotus House outdoor kitchen. Lotus House is located just outside of the China pavilion.


Lotus House


  • Spicy Meatballs with Crispy Tofu $5.00
  • Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce $6.25
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V) – $4.50


  • Oolong Peach Bubble Tea (Non-alcoholic) $6.75
  • BaiJoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice $11.00
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice $8.75
  • Plum Wine Cooler $8.75
  • Tsingtao Lager $3.50



Spicy Meatballs with Crispy Tofu – $5.00

We described these on Twitter as a ‘Meat Gusher’, which is the only proper way to talk about these unfortunate meat balls. They’re pork wrapped in tofu, creating a difficult to cut exterior that when chewed into causes the entire thing to burst open. Texture was a big player in this dish, and we don’t feel anyone should need to suffer through the same bites we did. It’s a pass.

Fried Chicken Dumplings with Peanut Sauce – $6.25

They’re dumplings. Relatively decent size with good flavor, but it’s difficult to stomach over $2 per dumpling.

Vegetable Spring Rolls (V) – $4.50

Although a returning item, they’re classic for a reason. With a crisp exterior and a hot veggie filling, the spring roll may not wow everyone but it’s a solid snack.

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3 years ago

What’s that weird spray of pink majonaise doing on top of spring rolls ? Brrrrrrrrr………………… YUK