REVIEW: ABC Commissary Adds Teriyaki Stir-Fry Bowls and Fancy Desserts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
ABC Commissary is a quick service restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You may remember in recent times that they updated their menu to include a bunch of new barbecue items and more, we fully reviewed that menu here. They’re once again changing the evening line-up by adding in two unique stir-fry options and two fancy new desserts that would look great on prime time TV. We tuned-in to ABC Commissary recently to check out the new digs.
Shrimp Teriyaki Bowl – Stir-fried Shrimp, Napa Cabbage, Snap Peas, Red Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Edamame, Shitake Mushrooms and Broccoli tossed in a House-made Teriyaki Sauce over Brown Rice – $14.49
There’s a BUNCH of large shrimp on top of this large dish. They’re actually well cooked and taste pretty decent, absolutely surprising for a quick service option to pull off semi-decent seafood. The rest of the bowl helps bring along the teriyaki flavors with a stir-fried base that has a crunch and good tangy taste. $15 isn’t a horrible price for this dish either, there’s quite a bit of rice down in the bowl that will fill most people up.
Teriyaki Vegetable Bowl – Stir-fried Napa Cabbage, Snap Peas, Red Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Edamame, Shitake Mushrooms and Broccoli tossed in a House-made Teriyaki Sauce over Brown Rice topped with Crushed Cashews – $12.99
For a few dollars less than the shrimp bowl you can get it with just vegetables and cashew nuts. This is a very similar entree, literally just minus the shrimp. The cashews add a nice earthy texture to the entire dish that gives it another Asian-inspired boost. Again, a great option, especially at the price if you don’t want to risk your luck with the shrimp.
Chocolate Banana Cream Almond Crisp – $4.99
The dessert looks way more interesting than it tastes. There’s an attempt at a really unique and clever dessert here, but in the end it’s just fine. If you like banana, you might enjoy this more than the available cupcakes at the Commissary. Studios has long deserved fancy quick service desserts that aren’t cupcakes and while this one certainly looks the part, it could taste a whole lot better. On the bright side, it’s a large, shareable portion size.
Tropical Mousse Lady Finger Sponge Cake – $4.99
This is trash. There’s a hint of mango and tropical flavors on the tongue, but nothing ever takes off as a stellar flavor and the cake is very dry. Skip this.