REVIEW: Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer and Rose Bubble Milk Tea from Lotus House are Inconsistent but Enjoyable at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

“Sink your teeth into authentic Chinese eats filled with morsels of good fortune!” is how Disney describes the Lotus House at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. With a menu full of fan-favorite beverages, we highly recommend stopping to check this booth out.

Menu for Lotus House at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer – $6.75
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons – $7.75

Beverages:

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

  • 🆕Rose Bubble Milk Tea (non-alcoholic) – $8.75
  • Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.25 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz
  • Marco Boba: Amaretto, Iced Coffee, Milk and Boba – $12.50
  • Kung Fu Punch: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Triple Sec, Mango, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $13.00
  • Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Light Rum, Strawberry, Piña Colada Mix, White Boba Pearls and Soda Water – $13.75

Photos of Menu Items from Lotus House at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

*NEW* Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer – $6.75

The chicken was a little dry, but the sauce was spicy and sweet.

This had a real spicy kick and we liked it, but each bite had a different taste, giving it a somewhat inconsistent palate.

Overall, it’s still a decent option.

House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons – $7.75

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* Rose Bubble Milk Tea (non-alcoholic) – $8.75

This is a super-floral, milky tea.

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The rose flavor is extremely prominent, followed by tea and milk.

There’s a decent amount of boba here as well.

We would recommend this if you’re more into floral tea, as the rose flavor is what’s prominent, but altogether, it’s subtle, sweet, and can still be refreshing.

Jasmine Draft Beer – $ 5.25 for 6 oz., $9.00 for 12 oz

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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.

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.

Kung Fu Punch: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Triple Sec, Mango, Orange Juice and Soda Water – $13.00

The China pavilion has two things going for it: Nine Dragons, and heavy pours. Whether it’s the drinks from The Joy of Tea booth or their festival booth, the pours are always large and in charge. The Kung Fu Punch highlights and exploits this by being a drink that tastes very alcohol-forward and feels boozy. It’s a bright, semi-sweet, flavorful drink. with a nice fruity flavor. It clearly has an orange flavor, though some in our crowd thought it tasted like peach. This was a crowd favorite. The price to have a solid drink like this isn’t a horrible deal, especially at EPCOT.

Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold ($18/bottle), Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Piña Colada Mix, White Boba Pearls and Soda Water – $13.75

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This was beyond weird. We couldn’t taste any alcohol. Zero. None. It tasted like a fruity seltzer with boba in it, which isn’t necessarily bad. At this price, you would probably want to taste some alcohol. Hopefully, this dynasty doesn’t last too long.

Location of Lotus House at the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Lotus House is located directly across from the China Pavilion on World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 19 on the map below.

The 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival will be open from March 2 to July 4, 2022.