REVIEW: New “Not So Secret” Menu Featuring Addictive Brazilian Cheese Bread Now at Skipper Canteen in the Magic Kingdom
On a recent trip to Skipper Canteen at the Magic Kingdom, we’d originally gone to have some of our favorite go-to’s, namely the Shiriki Noodle Salad and the Perkins Thai Noodles. All seemed normal until our server whipped out a “Not So Secret Menu” featuring some new and old favorites. That’s right, in the spirit of self-awareness, Skipper Canteen has come up with a secret menu that’s… not so secret.
And now that the secret’s out, we just had to spill the tea.
New Skipper Canteen “Not So Secret” Menu
The menu is presented as a small, postcard-sized paper.
The current Not So Secret Menu features Tropical Serenade Sangrias, Shrimp in a Cup (served in a souvenir Canteen mug), and Pao de Queijo. We decided to embrace the spirit of adventure and go straight for the Amazon with the cheese bread.
Pao de Queijo – $12.00
Besides them being gluten-free and containing cheese, we weren’t really sure what to expect here, since no one at the table had ever had pao de queijo. (Arepas, yes. Cachapas, yes. Pupusas, yes. This was new territory even for me.)
Turns out these are gooey, fluffy morsels of bread with the cheese worked into them as opposed to it being a pocket of cheese (like in a mozzarella stick, for example.) They’re light thanks to being made with tapioca and cassava root flours, which is also what makes them gluten-friendly.
The tiny cheese breads are served with a hearty smearing of chimichurri surrounded by cream cheese chimichurri sauce. Some of us only liked them when dipped in the sauce, but I couldn’t stop popping these bites as-is. The creamy, tangy flavors of the sauce did pair excellently with the breads, too. The chimichurri tasted heavy on the parsley and garlic, giving it a strong kick.
Oh, and by the way, if you’re ever dining at Skipper Canteen, take some time to scope out the library wall that leads into the not so secret SEA room. Some of these titles are worth reading! Our particular favorites have to be “Bears of the Wild Country” and “Birds of Song”, respectively.