AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLEPineapple Juice, and Grenadine – $14.00
Photos of Menu Items from the Hawai’i Marketplace at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Kālua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise – $5.75
The pork slider has become a Food & Wine staple, much like the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. Expect a small bun full of tender pulled pork topped with a potent pineapple chutney and slathered in a spicy mayonnaise. After a bite most of the sandwich falls apart so we recommend grabbing a fork to help pick-up the remainder. It’s a really great sandwich that feels worth the money.
Teriyaki-glazed SPAM Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise – $4.50
This one is SPICY. Well, not overwhelmingly spicy, but enough to bring the heat among the other relatively calm items at Hawai’i. Plus grilled SPAM is actually delicious, who knew? The entire hash mixture is comprised of the aforementioned grilled SPAM, peppers, potatoes, onions, and a nice squeeze of spicy mayonnaise on top. It’s a unique, flavorful, and interesting dish. Recommended.
*NEW* Tuna Poke with Eel Sauce, Spicy Mayonnaise, and Crispy Shrimp Chips – $7.00
To be honest, we found this to be disappointing. The tuna poke just tasted like cubes of tuna soaked in soy sauce. The sauce overpowered the taste of the fish and kind of ruined it. The crispy shrimp chips didn’t have a strong flavor on their own. They would be a nice conduit for the fish, if the fish was better. At least the other items here are good, because this one isn’t worth waiting in line for.
Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts – $4.25
This cheesecake is rather tame on the fruit flavor, the passion fruit on top is subtle enough to be noticed without overbearing making this cheesecake nice and balanced. The macadamia nuts paired with the cheesecake are excellent. It’s not the most exciting dessert at the festival, but it’s worth a second look, especially at the price tag.
*NEW* Kona Brewing Co. Hanalei Island IPA, Kailua-Kona, HI (4.5% ABV) – $5.00 for 6 o.z., $9.00 for 12 o.z.
From Kona Brewing Co.: “Hanalei Island IPA is an easy-drinking, sessionable beer that combines the hoppy aroma of an IPA with a tropical Hawaiian twist. Passionfruit, orange and guava balance the hops to deliver a coppery, session-style ale that reflects the flavors and spirit of the islands.”
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.”
*NEW* AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLEPineapple Juice, and Grenadine – $14.00
Want to get your drink on during the festival? This is the drink for you! While the price is a bit steep for a festival drink, it’s a full size beverage (a full ounce of vodka) and comes in this cool souvenir glass! There are a few problems with this drink though, as we found the vodka to be of the bottom shelf quality and they tried to mask that taste with the pineapple juice and grenadine. However, at the end of the day it’s a full size drink and we can’t say no to that!
Location of the Hawai’i Marketplace at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The Hawai’i Marketplace is located at the entrance to Showcase Plaza from Future World, near Disney Traders. You can find it at number 3 on the map below.