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REVIEW: Shanghai Holiday Kitchen Brings New Beef Rice Bowl, Curry Chicken Bowl, and More for 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Shanghai Holiday Kitchen consistently brings us yummy food and interesting beverages year after year, so let’s hope the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is no different!

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Menu for Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • 🆕 Red-stewed Beef Rice Bowl – $9.50
  • 🆕 Curry Chicken Rice Bowl – $8.00
  • 🆕 House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons  – $6.00

Beverages:

  • 🆕 “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas – $7,50
  • Tsingtao Beer (4.7% ABV) – $4.75 (6 oz) / $8.25 (12 oz)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice – $13.00
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $12.50
  • The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $12.50

Note: Three new items on the menu this year, the House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons, “Panda” Bubble Tea and Jasmine Draft Beer, previously appeared at Lotus House during the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Previously, the “Dragonfly” drink was named the “Firework” during the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. It appears this year the drink returns with a new name.

Photos of Menu Items for Shanghai Holiday Kitchen at the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

*NEW* Red-stewed Beef Rice Bowl – $9.50

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Red-stewed Beef Rice Bowl – $9.50

This bowl is brimming with braised tender meat. There is a level of spice to it that brings an interesting flavor to the dish.

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Red-stewed Beef Rice Bowl – $9.50

It’s a good serving size, but the weaker of the two bowls.

*NEW* Curry Chicken Rice Bowl – $8.00

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Curry Chicken Rice Bowl – $8.00

This is great. It’s braised thigh meat so it’s a little fatty but very tender. There was a nice curry flavor.

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Curry Chicken Rice Bowl – $8.00

They did dump a huge spoonful of red pepper flakes on it, so beware of that. But it was tasty and a good serving size. We would get it again.

*NEW* House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons – $6.00

House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons – $6.00

The wontons are fine, but they didn’t have a lot of crab. You get two wontons for the price, and they’re pretty tasty, so if you’re in the mood for these, we wouldn’t discourage it.

*NEW* “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas – $7.50

“Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas – $7.50 (Photo from the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival)

This milk tea is fantastic. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the boba pearls provide a licorice-like flavor to counter the milk.

Tsingtao Beer (4.7% ABV) – $4.75 (6 oz) / $8.25 (12 oz)

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

Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)

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Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00 (6 oz) / $8.50 (12 oz)

Surprise! This one’s not brewed in China—or even made there! In fact, it’s brewed locally in Florida with a slapped-on Jasmine name, sort of like how local brewery Crooked Can made a unique draft for Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. It’s a straightforward, unfiltered wheat beer with a small floral hint. Very drinkable, and we believe this is the only spot to actually get this beer.

Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice – $13.00

Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice – $13.00

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

Dragonfly: Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Vodka, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice – $13.00

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.

Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $12.50

Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $12.50

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.

The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $12.50

The Lucky Mo: Peach Schnapps, Peach Syrup, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Milk – $12.50

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 2020 Taste of 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 6 on the map below.

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With lots of unique options, the Shanghai Holiday Kitchen is one food booth that should not be missed this year!

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  1. You forgot the most important part of the review! Where and how much are those adorable Pandas?!

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