REVIEW: Shanghai Holiday Kitchen (China) – Epcot International Festival of the Holidays 2018

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Bring some Eastern sensibility to your season with the Shanghai Holiday Kitchen. Featured in China at the World Showcase, this is one of the many offerings at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – running from Nov. 18th through Dec. 30th.

Menu

Food Items:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls (Kid-Approved)
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie
  • Spicy Mala Chicken with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie

Beverages:

  • Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea: Mango Flavored Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Beer
  • Plum Wine

Reviews

Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls – $4.25

A true disappointment, these egg rolls lacked any real flavor. Not even the pork stood out in these.

Mongolian Beef Bao Bun  – $6.50

Served with a fortune cookie, this dish contained some well-seasoned meat, but the bao bun itself lacked an airy quality. It was rather rubbery, so if you plan to get this one, dive in as soon as you can before the bun settles in the Florida heat.

Celebration Barbecue Pork – $7.50

Served with steamed rice and a fortune cookie, this is not the barbecue you’re expecting and that’s a good thing! With a sweet glaze, the meat is an interesting combination with the rice and it was one of the more unique flavors we tried at the Festival.

Spicy Mala Chicken  – $7.50

Looking for some heat? This is your dish. Served with steamed rice and a fortune cookie, this was one of the spiciest dishes tried at the Festival and any additional peppers consumed by themselves may have you seeking out a cool beverage.

Sweetened Bubble Milk Tea – $6.95

While one of the larger drinks that is offered at a holiday kitchen, this bubble tea is not for fans of the milky beverage. The tapioca balls lack any sort of chew and the overall taste is plain. Your local mall food court makes better bubble tea than this.

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About the author

Nathan Hartman

A sunshine state resident, Nathan is an avid Disney parks wonk as well as a university film professor.

Twitter: @somestuffisaid

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