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REVIEW: Say ‘Aloha’ to Returning Favorites at Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Returning this year to the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is Mele Kalikimaka, a Hawaiian-inspired kitchen. Everyone enjoyed the dishes from this booth last year, and it seems Disney must’ve agreed with us, as the offerings for this year didn’t really change.

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Menu for Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes, and Mango Salad – $5.25
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu Mayonnaise, and Yucca Chips – $6.00
  • Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut – $4.50

Beverages:

Photos of Menu Items from Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes, and Mango Salad – $5.25

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We loved this! The sweet potatoes were super creamy, and the pork had a good flavor.

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The greens added a nice crunch. It was a light dish and easy to eat.

Lomi Lomi Salmon with Tomatoes, Onions, Salmon Roe, Yuzu Mayonnaise, and Yucca Chips – $6.00

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This had a very attractive presentation. The salmon is tasty. The yucca chips are sturdy for scooping, like a salmon poke bowl. There was a little too much lime juice, but it was fresh and not too fishy. Overall, this was good, but our least favorite of the three dishes.

Haupia: Hawaiian Coconut Pudding with Candied Macadamia Nuts and Coconut – $4.50

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This was light and airy. There’s a vanilla sponge cake on the bottom, and then the coconut pudding is on top.

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It was very tropical, and the sprinkle of nuts on top added a nice crunch to the dessert.

*NEW* Kona Brewing Co. Mai Time Wheat Ale, Kailua-Kona, HI – $5.00 (6 oz) / $9.00 (12 oz)

Untappd describes this beer as “a refreshing, bright wheat ale inspired by the classic Mai Tai cocktail. Brewed with real pineapple, orange, and lime.”

Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($30/bottle) – $12.00

From Florida Orange Groves Winery: “Our sparkling Pineapple wine offers you and your palate a crisp and refreshing taste of Florida in a bottle. Made from 100% pineapple juice, you won’t need to imagine hints of flavors or finishing notes.”

Melon Breeze with Spiced Rum – $14.00

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The melon breeze was just all right. If you like Midori, you’ll like this.

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It’s a little sour, and ours was fairly strong. The melon taste comes purely from the Midori. We can taste the spiced rum and maybe some lemon. It’s a straightforward drink.

Location of Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen is located at the entrance to World Showcase at World Showcase Plaza across from the restrooms and Traveler’s Cafe. You can find it at number 20 on the map below.

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Did you appreciate Mele Kalikimaka bringing back its menu from last year, or were you hoping for some new dishes?