REVIEW: Chengdu Spicy Street Fries and More at Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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One of our favorite parts of the different food festivals that take place in EPCOT is seeing how different cultures celebrate around the world. So, let’s head over to the Shanghai Holiday Kitchen in the China pavilion and see what they have to offer for the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.

Menu for Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Food:

  • Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls – $4.25
  • Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie – $6.75
  • Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie – $7.75
  • 🆕 Chengdu Street Fries – $5.50

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Tsingtao Beer (4.7% ABV) – $8.00
  • 🆕 Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $11.00
  • 🆕 Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $11.00
  • 🆕 The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $11.00

Photos of Menu Items for Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Pork and Vegetable Egg Rolls – $4.25

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 and a Fortune Cookie – $6.75

Mongolian Beef Bao Bun and a Fortune Cookie – $6.75

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 with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie – $7.75

Celebration Barbecue Pork with Steamed Rice and a Fortune Cookie – $7.75

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.

*NEW* Chengdu Street Fries – $5.50

*NEW* Chengdu Street Fries – $5.50

Also available at Nine Dragons Restaurant, these fries are available in a slightly smaller (and less expensive) portion at Shanghai Holiday Kitchen. And for some, the smaller portion may work because these fries are SPICY. And when we say “spicy,” we don’t mean they just have a kick. These are sweat-inducing, eye-watering from the smell, call the fire department to put out the inferno in my mouth hot. We’re using “SPICY” in all caps for a reason. All that being said, we loved them, and couldn’t stop eating them, But if you can’t handle really spicy food, stay away.

*NEW* Tsingtao Beer (4.7% ABV) – $8.00

Untappd says: “Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has high-malty flavor and well-hopped character.”

*NEW* Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $11.00

*NEW* Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $11.00

You can ignite your taste buds with this drink, with Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, vodka, mango syrup, orange juice and soda water.

*NEW* Firework: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $11.00

Connoisseurs of Jose Cuervo will definitely know that this is Gold tequila instead of Silver, as the taste is very prevalent. It’s also a sweet drink with lots of mango flavor. Overall, we found it yummy and refreshing.

*NEW* Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $11.00

*NEW* Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $11.00

To be honest, this drink tastes mostly like coffee. We didn’t get much of the amaretto flavor, but to be fair, it’s a very subtle flavor. That being said, you can definitely taste the alcohol in this one. In fact, all three of the beverages we tried had heavy alcohol pours.

*NEW* The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $11.00

*NEW* The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $11.00

We definitely felt lucky with this drink. It’s made with peach schnapps, peach syrup, orange juice, pineapple juice, and coconut milk, and you can taste every flavor, though it’s heavy on the peach and pineapple. We found it to be very refreshing and delicious.

Location of Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Shanghai Holiday Kitchen is located directly across from the China Pavilion in the World Showcase Promenade. Shanghai Holiday Kitchen is number 8 on the map below.

With lots of new drinks to try, as well as a new food item, the Shanghai Holiday Kitchen is one food booth that should not be missed this year!

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Alicia

Growing up a native Floridian, I've been visiting the parks since I was three months old. I love all things Winnie the Pooh, Hidden Mickey hunting, and dole whips.

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