The Painted Panda, which debuted in 2018, returns for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place January 18 – February 25, 2019. The Food Studio offers “cuisine inspired by the majesty of Chinese art and culture.”
Menu for The Painted Panda at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
- Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling and garnished with Toasted Coconut – $9.75
- Dragon and Phoenix: Spicy Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach Noodles – $10.50
- Plum Infused Cherry Tomatoes – $7.50
- Sugar Painting (Limited Availability) – $15.00
- “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (Non-Alcoholic) – $6.95
- Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00
- Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Spirit, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple – $10.50
- Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec – $9.00
- Tomato Plum Cocktail: Plum Wine with Plum Infused Tomatoes – $12.50
The Crystal Mooncake and Fortune Cookie cocktail return from 2018, while the Jasmine Draft Beer and Kung Fu Punch cross over from the China Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Photos of Menu Items from The Painted Panda at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling and garnished with Toasted Coconut – $9.75
As a large group, we were torn about this item. It’s unique, sure, but something is really just different about the overall consistency and taste. We would recommend this if the price tag was $5 lower, but at the current price there’s no way we can recommend or even encourage the adventurous eater. Honestly, stay away.
*NEW* Dragon and Phoenix: Spicy Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach Noodles – $10.50
As you all probably know, I love spicy food. These noodles are not only spicy, but have a great flavor. While the shrimp are nothing special, the dish as a whole is enjoyable.
*NEW* Plum Infused Cherry Tomatoes – $7.50
Tomatoes should be stored and served at room temperature. These are served ice cold which ruins the tomato, even if they are plum infused. They were gritty, slimy, devoid of flavor, and just really unpleasant to try and consume.
*NEW* Sugar Painting (Limited Availability) – $15.00
It’s a bit expensive, but you can buy some sugar art here as well. The wonderful part is you can easily stand here and watch the artisan make them, so even if you don’t buy one, it’s a great addition to the event.
*NEW* “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba Pearls (Non-Alcoholic) – $6.95
This milk tea is fantastic. It’s sweet, but not overly so, and the boba pearls provide a licorice like flavor to counter the milk. This is a great option to counter the spicy noodle dish.
Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00
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.
Kung Fu Punch: Vodka and Triple Sec – $9.00
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. A $9 proposition to have a solid drink isn’t a horrible deal, especially at Epcot.
Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Spirit, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple – $10.50
This is one of the most refreshing drinks of the festival, with subtle hints of the featured flavors. Nothing is overpowering, and the alcohol pour is relatively heavy. It’s a solid choice.
*NEW* Tomato Plum Cocktail: Plum Wine with Plum Infused Tomatoes – $12.50
We didn’t enjoy the tomatoes, so guess how we felt about this. Luckily I accidentally spilled half of it, so we didn’t have to have much. The plum wine is drinkable, but I don’t know why you would get this when you can have the other beverages at this booth.
Location of The Painted Panda at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Painted Panda is conveniently located directly across from the China pavilion in the World Showcase Promenade.
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