REVIEW: Korean Fried Chicken Bowl with Cucumber Namasu at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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REVIEW: Korean Fried Chicken Bowl with Cucumber Namasu at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World will be celebrating “A World of Voices” this Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with several different offerings, including the Korean Fried Chicken Bowl — which we recently stopped into Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to review.

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Korean Fried Chicken Bowl with Cucumber Namasu- $15.49

Double-fried Chicken Thighs tossed with Gochujuang Sauce, Sesame Seeds, Green Onions, and Pickled Cucumber

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Chef Kevin, an Executive Chef at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, wanted to create a Korean Comfort Food dish inspired by his mother. Kevin is one of the many talented Cast Members being honored for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

We found the Korean Fried Chicken Bowl at Capt. Cooks at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Upon trying this dish, we thought that the chicken was perfectly cooked, very crispy, and served hot. Fresh made-to-order food is one of the things that sets apart the resort counter service dining from the parks.

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The generously-sized pieces of chicken look suspiciously like the ubiquitous Disney chicken breast nuggets. Our suspicions were confirmed upon cutting into one of the pieces of chicken and seeing white meat inside.

Don’t let that dissuade you, though, because the Gochujuang sauce is the star of the show here. We found it to be surprisingly spicy for a Disney counter service offering. It was delicious and spot on for flavor. The heat lingers on the tongue for a while.

korean fried chicken bowl Disneys Polynesian village resort

The pickled cucumbers were a fantastic accompaniment. It was pleasantly tangy to offset the spice of the main course.

Our only complaint is that the pickled cucumbers aren’t served separately, so they warmed up rapidly when included in the main bowl with the chicken and rice. We would have preferred them to be cold.

Though this is a limited time offering, it is good enough that we hope it can be considered for a permanent menu addition. It should be easy, considering they simply use the chicken breast nuggets, and the only unique ingredient required is the sauce.

Although we stopped at Capt. Cooks at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to try this dish, it is also available at the following locations for the month of May:

  • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Are you going to try the Korean Fried Chicken Bowl? Let us know in the comments.

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