REVIEW: The ‘Perfect Chicken Tikka Masala’ and More Return to India Marketplace for the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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REVIEW: The ‘Perfect Chicken Tikka Masala’ and More Return to India Marketplace for the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The India marketplace was a hit with us last year at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. All of the dishes had a decent portion size and were full of bold, creamy flavors. The marketplace this year hasn’t added any new items to its menu, but honestly, with how delicious the food and drinks are, we aren’t complaining.

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Menu for the India Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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Food:

  • Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup – $5.25
  • Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream – $5.50
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread – $6.25

Beverages:

A CORKCICILE Stemless Flute is also available for $24.00

Photos of Menu Items for the India Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup – $5.25

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This is Indian cottage cheese which is not bad without the sauce. It has a really unique flavor, a mix between cottage cheese and ricotta. The sauce is extremely overpowering, tasting like ketchup and mango. We would recommend going light on the sauce when you dip. Otherwise, it may be too heavy.

Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream – $5.50

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The portion is great, the flavor is present, and it’s at a decent price! It has a great spice profile we would expect from India. It’s slightly mushy but that was expected. The crust is not as crispy as we’d like but we enjoyed it and would get it again.

Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-Spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread – $6.25

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Absolutely delicious. Great portion size and the perfect chicken tiki masala. The flavor is exactly what you would expect. The bread is toasted well and you get the perfect crunch. The spices are not overwhelming but we really loved this.

Taj Mahal Premium Lager (4.5% ABV) – $5.50 for 6 oz., $9.50 for 12 oz.

Drizly describes Taj Mahal Premium Lager as “a clean, crisp, pleasant beer” with “light and delicate flavor.”

Sula Brut Tropicale Sparkling Wine, Nashik ($21/bottle) – $7.50

Sula Vineyards describes this as “The happiest sparkling wine! Brut Tropicale is an elegant sparkling rosé wine, full of tropical notes such as its charming passion fruit aromas.” It has “aromas of peach and passion fruit
with hints of guava at the finish.”

Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik ($12/bottle) – $6.00

Sula Vineyards describes their Chenin Blanc as “a refreshing and easy-drinking white wine, with some residual sugar, which gives it a slight sweetness, smartly balanced by its delightful acidity,” along with flavors of “ripe tropical fruit and hints of honey.”

Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic) – $5.00

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This version has more of the mango flavor for sure out of the two. It’s a better flavor but we prefer the liquor. Both drinks are the same, just one has liquor. It almost tastes like eggnog with a hint of chai.

Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur ($27/750ml bottle) – $11.00

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This is essentially chai custard in a glass. The flavor is good, but it’s way too hot for this. The alcohol is there but just barely.

Location of India Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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The India Marketplace’s location is quite geographically accurate, near the China Pavilion along World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 13 on the map above.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is running from July 27 through November 18.

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