Monday, December 1, 2014

Yak and Yeti in Animal Kingdom

It's time to look at the yummy food at the Animal Kingdom! Not everyone loves this park but we do. It has so much to offer including some amazing places to eat. Today I want to look at the Yak and Yeti restaurant located in Asia. The building is on the left as you head into Kali River Rapids. It has a quick service and table service option. Both are great. Take a few minutes before or after you eat to wander around the restaurant and take in the details. Nobody does a theme better than Disney and this place is full of them. The furniture alone is worth going inside. Posters, old photographs and statues adorn the walls and alcoves.

   But let's get to the food. When my family goes out to eat somewhere new, we try to get different things so we can share. Our daughter loves lo mein and she devoured this. My husband had the mahi mahi which was fabulous. And I got the seared miso salmon. It was delicious. Of course, our favorite part was the dessert. Once again, three different things. The sorbet trio, the mango pie and the fried wontons. My daughter and I gave our vote to the fried wontons but the mango pie had my husband's vote. The fried wontons were filled with cream cheese and skewered along with fresh pineapple. There was vanilla ice cream too and a honey vanilla drizzle. My mouth is watering just typing this. Not only was everything so good but beautifully presented. We can never resist pictures of desserts. Enjoy a couple of them at the end of the post. 
The quick service option we enjoyed on a different visit. We had beef lo mein, honey chicken, chicken fried rice and egg rolls. The service was quick and the portions very generous. We all loved the main dishes and the egg rolls. I had read some negative reviews so we were pleasantly surprised to enjoy everything we tried. Also you can find seating to the right side of the quick service and some rest rooms at the very back of the seating area. If you don't mind walking back toward Africa, there is an area by water that is perfect for relaxing off the beaten path and eating your lunch.

   Since we are in the holiday season, I thought a holiday tip would be fun. I have started a collection of Disney Christmas ornaments. I bought my first artificial tree and it is only Disney. Every time we go I will be buying at least one new Disney ornament. I made a tree topper out of our daughter's first set of Mickey ears. It is perfect! Thank goodness there is a Christmas store because my husband and I are headed back to the World in February!! We can't wait! It will be our first adults only trip. I got a great deal at the Animal Kingdom Lodge with a PIN code in the mail. We have dining reservations already and I will be up early in the morning to make some FastPass+ reservations. And I will do some "research" for a new post while we are there.

Forever Disney,