Disney’s Polynesian Resort is currently undergoing a major refurbishment that’s affecting several areas throughout the resort.
From a food perspective, we are very much looking forward to an updated Captain Cook’s sometime this summer, the addition of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in 2015, and the Pineapple Lanai kiosk for a Dole Whip fix anticipated to open later this year.
One change unconnected to the refurbishments, however, has been more immediate. Several weeks ago, ‘Ohana – arguably the Polynesian’s most popular Table Service restaurant – removed Chicken Skewers from the menu.
While there have been no further removals, we wanted to let you know how the menu has been refreshed in light of that change.
Meal Starters still include ‘Ohana Pineapple Coconut Bread and Mixed Greens with a Lilikoi Dressing.
One new item has been added to the Appetizers: Vegetable Lettuce Wraps with a Hoisin Ginger Sauce join the Pork Dumplings tossed in a Garlic Ginger Sauce.
A new heading has been added the menu as well: Entrées. You will now find the Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings (previously listed under “Appetizers”) as an Entrée. The Stir-Fried Vegetables and Noodles tossed in a Teriyaki Sauce (both previously listed under “Accompaniments”) can also be found in the new Entrée section.
Skewers continue to feature Sweet and Sour Pork Loin, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, and Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp.
The Dessert section hasn’t changed, either. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding a la mode is the star of the show, while the Children’s option is a Brownie with marshmallow topping and M&M’s.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for any further changes, and look forward to bringing you news from Captain Cook’s when it reopens sometime this summer. Until then, Aloha!
What are your favorite ‘Ohana menu items? Let us know in the comments below!