Foodies love vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort. From the Disney Parks to Disney Resort Hotels to the excellent culinary options available at Disney Springs, there are so many delicious foods to enjoy on a Disney World vacation. So what are your best options if you’re craving Chinese cuisine at Disney?
Today we are exploring delicious Chinese cuisine at Walt Disney World Resort. With so many delicious fusion restaurants on multicultural menus at Walt Disney World Resort table service restaurants and quick-service restaurants across the property, you are assured lots of Chinese and Chinese fusion food to satisfy your craving. Here are some of our picks for the best options at Disney World.
Beef Lo Mein Noodles
Morimoto Asia is a collaboration between Japanese Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Disney. Located at the Landing at Disney Springs, this pan-Asian restaurant makes dining an experience by breaking down the kitchen walls and giving Guests a glimpse of the food preparation process. The menu serves a variety of Asian cuisine. When I say you can’t make a bad selection on this menu that is the truth. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily and has an excellent sushi and libation selection.
We recommend you try the beef lo mein noodles. I am a sucker for noodle dishes, and beef lo mein at Morimoto Asia is one of my favorites. This dish features stir-fried noodles cooked with cabbage, beansprouts, mushrooms, and savory beef tenderloin scattered with scallions. These noodles are $25 and make an excellent shareable option if you are looking to add a side of noodles or rice to a different entrée to share with dining mates. I choose to order noodles as my entrée.
Other delicious options at this restaurant include the duck ramen. This dish consists of Peking duck broth, wheat noodles, duck meat, and a soy-marinated egg garnished with cilantro and scallions for $19. Another delicious main course option at Morimoto Asia is the juicy and sumptuous orange chicken for $32. Ordering orange chicken in Florida is not a bad idea. This dish features tempura chicken and tender Chinese broccoli all tossed with a local sweet Florida orange sauce.
Ginger Chicken Ramen
If you are craving Chinese but would rather opt for a snack instead of an entire meal, might we suggest the Morimoto Asia Street Food Stand? Located just outside the restaurant you will find this quick-service street food stand that is perfect for making a light meal out of small bites, or for purchasing a quick snack. When Disney Dining fans toy with the idea of visiting Morimoto Asia for a table service reservation and wonder if they will enjoy the cuisine I always suggest they start with a quick trip to the street food stand to try out some of the restaurant’s offerings. The street food stand doesn’t offer the exact meal listings as the main restaurant but you can definitely get an idea of the flavor of the menu. Visiting the street food stand first will help Guests make decisions on what to taste when visiting the restaurant.
Among the snacks on the menu, the Morimoto baby ribs are an excellent choice. These pork ribs are covered in hoisin sweet chili glaze and garnished with cilantro. This order of ribs comes in at $10. The pork eggroll is another delicious option. For only $8 you can enjoy a two-piece pork and cabbage eggroll, fried to perfection. If ramen seems like the best choice we suggest the ginger chicken ramen for $12. This dish is so incredibly flavorful in a sake steamed ginger chicken broth with a soy-marinated egg and scallions, cilantro, and sesame garnishing the dish.
Let’s head to the Asia area of Animal Kingdom for a not-so-hidden gem that I love-Yak & Yeti Restaurant! Asia is my favorite section of the Park, and home to one of my all-time favorite theme park rides, Expedition Everest. In my opinion, the theme in this section of the Park is beyond perfect and I personally could hang out here all day. So of course, it is one of my favorite dining spots. This restaurant is so beautifully decorated, that you will probably spend as much time admiring your surroundings as enjoying your food. I love the shareable sizes of food portions at this eatery.
My food recommendation for Yak & Yeti Restaurant is hands-down the lettuce cups. This shareable plate can be enjoyed by two Guests and comes in at $18. The lettuce cups consist of juicy chicken breast with crunchy chopped vegetables covered in Saigon hoisin sauce all nestled atop crisp lettuce cups. Talk about delicious eats after a hot day in the Park, lettuce cups take the prize.
Another dish that I can never pass up is the wonton soup. I know, I know, hot soup after a day at Animal Kingdom? Make your own decision about whether or not you want to enjoy hot soup during a summer vacation at Walt Disney World but I for one am in love with the pork wontons floating in the clear chicken broth of the soup scattered with vegetables. At only $7.79 This is a filling and delicious menu item at this restaurant. Even better, you can add a half portion of the soup or any salad to any entrée for only $4.99.
I could go on about this restaurant for days so rest assured you cannot make a bad decision when ordering. The Korean beef, the honey chicken, barbecue ribs, teriyaki chicken, and coconut shrimp are all menu favorites that I have a hard time choosing between. Do yourself a favor and book a table at a restaurant during your next day and Animal Kingdom, you will not regret this choice.
Chicken Fried Rice
I can’t talk about Disney World and not mention one of the most affordable snacks and delicious Chinese offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you are looking for a quick service meal of Chinese food while visiting the Asia section of Animal Kingdom, we recommend Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafés. This walk-up quick-service eatery, means that you won’t have to secure an advanced dining reservation that is required at Yak & Yeti Restaurant. One of my favorite parts of this eatery is the lower price tag. My top snack recommendation for Animal Kingdom Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafés is the chicken fried rice.
Coming in at a shocking $4.99 you get a hearty scoop of chicken fried rice served the traditional way with chunks of juicy chicken and delicious vegetables mixed in. Enjoy this as a snack or light lunch or enjoy it as a side. If you are looking for a more substantial main course, we suggest the teriyaki chicken salad for $11.99. If you are craving shrimp should we suggest sweet-and-sour sour shrimp tempura? This main course consists of golden fried tempura shrimp sweet-and-sour sauce with a side of white rice. This is a delicious entrée that comes in at $14.99. The Korean fried chicken sandwich for $13.09 is another delicious option as it is the honey chicken coming in at $12.99.
Spicy Honey Crispy Chicken
Obviously, we can’t talk about Chinese food at Walt Disney World and not address the Chinese pavilion in World Showcase. If you’re a fan of Chinese food and are looking to find some of the best Chinese food you have to check out the Chinese pavilion. Nine Dragons Restaurant is a delicious table service restaurant you should try. You will need to secure an advanced dining reservation to enjoy this restaurant.
There are so many delicious options on this menu you can’t go wrong. We suggest trying the spicy honey crispy chicken. Coming in at $23 this entrée is a classic favorite prepared fresh. Pair this main course with hot and sour soup. The soup comes in at $7.95 and is the perfect appetizer to start off your meal. Craving a more substantial appetizer? Try the crispy duck bao buns for $13.95. If you’re feeling less adventurous you can the chicken potstickers for $8.50, another delicious appetizer option.
For dessert, we recommend you taste the caramel ginger ice cream. I am all about adventurous ice cream and different flavors. To be honest, I’ve never met an ice cream flavor that I didn’t like. This provides a sweet and simple end to your dinner at Nine Dragons Restaurant for only $4.25.
Mongolian Beef Entrée
If you do not have the time to invest in a table service dining experience but want to enjoy Chinese food at EPCOT we suggest you try Lotus Blossom Café. This quick-service eatery option is a great way to enjoy Chinese food without taking too long a break from attraction hopping. The menu serves up traditional Chinese food that you know and love. The chicken potstickers are one of our favorites coming in at $6.50 per order. One of my favorite main course dishes is the Mongolian beef entrée combo. This main course is served with spicy noodles and your side of the vegetable and is only $14.50.
Psst, you can enjoy that same caramel ginger ice real here but even cheaper. Lotus Blossom Cafe serves this dessert up at $3.95!