REVIEW: Hanami Brings Kawaii Dishes to the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Japan is one of our favorite pavilions in all of World Showcase, not only for Mitsukoshi, but also because they constantly have great booths for the many food festivals held around the park. So, let’s dive in Hanami, which is back again for the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, with many new menu items for us to try this year.

Hanami at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Menu for Hanami at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce and Toasted Coconut – $6.00
  • 🆕 Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00
  • 🆕 Salmon Flower Ikura: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, Spinach, Watermelon Radish, and Chilled Ramen tossed with Poke Sauce – $8.25

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • Kirin Draft Beer (5.0% ABV) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Strawberry Nigori Sake – $7.50
  • 🆕 Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50
Offerings from Hanami at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Photos of Menu Items from Hanami at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce and Toasted Coconut – $6.00

Frushi: Strawberry, Pineapple and Cantaloupe wrapped in Sweet Rice and Pink Soy Wrap served with Whipped Cream, Drizzled Berry Sauce and Toasted Coconut – $6.00

The popular Frushi returns with a dish that’s just as pleasant as previous years. Not only does Frushi taste great, but it looks good too. The sweet rice wrapped around the different fruit made for a crisp and refreshing snack.

*NEW” Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00

Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00

The slider was incredible. This was probably our favorite from the booth.

Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00
Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00

The bread was super soft and had a lightly sweet flavor.

Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00

The Panko breaded beef patty had a perfect crunch and awesome flavor.

Menchi Katsu Slider: Japanese-style Panko-breaded Beef Patty topped with Tonkatsu Sauce, Mayonnaise, Cucumber, and Pickled Lotus Root – $6.00

We would definitely get this again!

*NEW* Salmon Flower Ikura: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, Spinach, Watermelon Radish, and Chilled Ramen tossed with Poke Sauce – $8.25

Salmon Flower Ikura: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, Spinach, Watermelon Radish, and Chilled Ramen tossed with Poke Sauce – $8.25
Salmon Flower Ikura: Fresh-cut Salmon, Salmon Roe, Spinach, Watermelon Radish, and Chilled Ramen tossed with Poke Sauce – $8.25

This was delicious and served in an incredibly adorable flower pot. The noodles were cooked very well; they weren’t mushy at all. The cool noodles and salmon paired well very together.

*NEW* Kirin Draft Beer (5.0% ABV) – $4.50

According to Kirin Ichiban, their beer boasts an “all malt formula using only the finest two-row barley malt. European noble hops. A distinctively rich flavor, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.”

*NEW* Strawberry Nigori Sake – $7.50

Strawberry Nigori Sake – $7.50

The strawberry sake was awful. None of us enjoyed it.

Strawberry Nigori Sake – $7.50

It’s just got a harsh taste that makes it hard to drink.

*NEW* Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50

Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50

The martini was delicious.

Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50

It wasn’t too sweet, but you could taste the alcohol.

Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50
Furano Martini: Vodka, Lavender Syrup and Yuzu Juice – $7.50

This was a great option from a overall impressive Outdoor Kitchen.

Location of Hanami at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Hanami is located adjacent to the Japan pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 15 on the map below.

Are you a fan of Hanami? Sound off in the comments below.

About the author

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.

Questions or comments? Email me at [email protected] or find me on Instagram @aliciaj_13

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