Lotus House – Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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Lotus House debuted at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in 2013, and returns for its seventh festival this year. “Sink your teeth into authentic Chinese eats filled with morsels of good fortune!”

This year’s 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival takes place March 6 – June 3, 2019.

Menu for Lotus House at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Szechuan Spicy Red-braised Beef Shank over Rice – $8.00
  • 🆕 House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons – $6.00
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (V) (KA) – $4.50
  • 🆕 Chinese Cotton Candy – $7.00 to $15.00

Beverages:

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

  • “Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas (non-alcoholic) – $6.95
  • Jasmine Draft Beer – $5.00
  • 🆕 Pirates of the China Sea: Dark Rum, Peach Syrup and Piña Colada Mix – $9.75
  • 🆕 Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice – $10.00
  • Plum Wine Cooler – $8.75

While the Kung Fu Punch returns from The Painted Panda at the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts and the China Marketplace at the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, this version of the cocktail introduces mango syrup and orange juice to the recipe.

Offerings from Lotus House at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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

*NEW* Szechuan Spicy Red-braised Beef Shank over Rice – $8.00

Szechuan Spicy Red-braised Beef Shank over Rice – $8.00

The beef here was pretty horrendous. It was gristly, fatty, and overall just not good. The spices here weren’t bad, and you did get a ton of rice, which does fill you up.

*NEW* House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons – $6.00

House-made Crab and Cheese Wontons – $6.00

The wontons are fine, but they didn’t have a lot of crab. You get two wontons for $6.00, and they’re pretty tasty, so if you’re in the mood for these, we wouldn’t discourage it.

Vegetable Spring Rolls (V) (KA) – $4.50

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lotus House
Vegetable Spring Rolls – $4.50

Although a returning item, they’re classic for a reason. With a crisp exterior and a hot veggie filling, the spring roll may not wow everyone but it’s a solid snack.

*NEW* Chinese Cotton Candy – $7.00 to $15.00

Chinese Cotton Candy – $7.00 to $15.00

While not an “official” Flower & Garden offering, these new Chinese Cotton Candy sculptures are a huge hit, and gaining even more popularity with the festival. We covered these last week, and were even able to get a video of the cotton candy artisan in action. All in all, these are great for the experience, as well as the giant cloud of beautifully spun sugar you get to flaunt (and eat, of course) throughout Epcot.

“Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas (non-alcoholic) – $6.95

“Panda” Bubble Tea: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Bobas – $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

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 China
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.

Pirates of the China Sea: Dark Rum, Peach Syrup and Piña Colada Mix – $9.75

Pirates of the China Sea: Dark Rum, Peach Syrup and Piña Colada Mix – $9.75

In what is an absolute first for this kiosk, the Pirates drink is premixed. They’re usually mixed to order at most China Pavilion booths, and as a result, the drink didn’t have as heavy a pour as with past offerings. Be sure to stir this one before drinking, as the syrup and alcohol tends to settle.

Location of Lotus House at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Lotus House is located directly across from the China Pavilion in the World Showcase Promenade.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Lotus House Map

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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