REVIEW: Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen Returns With the Same Reliable Favorites for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Aloha Kalikimaka! The Hawaiian-themed booth, Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen, returns again for the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. While the menu hasn’t changed much over the past couple of years, that doesn’t stop the food from being just as delicious as before.

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Menu for Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen at the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes, and Mango Salad – $5.50
  • 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 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Kālua Pork with Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes, and Mango Salad – $5.50

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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.

Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave Golden Ale, Kailua-Kona, HI (4.4% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.

From Kona Brewing Co.: “Paddle into easy-drinking, island refreshment with Big Wave. So smooth, it’s like catching the crest of a breaking wave at Oahu’s Makaha Beach and gliding all the way into the sandy shore. Paradise is just a sip away, so bring your ohana along for the ride. One life, right?”

Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($30/bottle) – $12.50

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 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Mele Kalikimaka Holiday Kitchen is located at number 26 on the map below.

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Not only do we here at WDWNT approve of this booth, but Olu Mel does as well! We encourage everyone to try out Mele Kalikimaka, which will be available from November 25 to December 30, 2022.

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