Ya know those times when you’re just strolling through Epcot and you really need some Miso soup…like, stat?
Well, if you did, this would be the place for you, my friend.
Epcot’s Kabuki Cafe is a quick service kiosk offering varied menu items, from sweet to savory. Located in the Japan pavilion, it replaced the wildly popular Kaki-Gori Stand when it opened. But Kaki-Gori fans can be assured that the sweet, chilly treat is still available here.
The menu varies based on the season — when it’s busy in Walt Disney World, you’ll find a larger variety of savory food offerings. Otherwise, there are just a few items to choose from…
As you probably know, I love Kaki-Gori, the shave-ice-and-fruit-syrup treat that resembles a sno-cone…without the cone part.
All of the flavors are still here, and so are the extra toppings, including sweet milk (this is not something I’m a fan of, but I’ve heard from many folks who love it). I usually go with plain old, boring cherry! 😉
If you’re looking for something a little more creamy and decadent than just fruit-flavored shave ice, Kabuki Cafe also offers some interesting ice cream flavors — matcha green tea, ginger, or azuki strawberry bean ice cream. The ice cream comes in pre-packaged six-ounce cups. Be sure to note that the nutritional information is for a four-ounce serving, however.
The Green Tea ice cream reviews haven’t been all that consistent. Sometimes it’s too crystalized and has a weird, crunchy texture. When I tried it, it was a bit creamier.
As for savory options, kudos to Disney for making them healthy choices! Guests can choose chilled edamame, a great hunger-busting option for snacking between meals.
There’s also Miso Soup, which I chose to try on my last visit. Overall, I found the soup to be pretty bland and not particularly interesting. I expected it to be a little saltier. However, this would be a good, wholesome tummy filler if you prefer something healthy, savory, and your next meal is a ways away. I’d love to hear what you miso afficionados think about this version.
Other options at Kabuki include a matcha green tea latte or Ramune, a Japanese soft drink with a fun surprise!
If you’re looking to add to your Drinking Around the World efforts, you can choose from beer, plum wine (yummo!), or hot and cold sake.
Want to know more about the many many snacks available at Epcot? Be sure to check out The Disney Food Blog’s Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks, and be fully prepared to savor the best of the best!
Have you had a chance to stop by Kabuki Cafe and sample some of its offerings? Leave us a comment below and let us know your favorites!