We’ve been enjoying snack time at Walt Disney World as we launched our Disney Food Blog Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book, 2014 Edition earlier this week!
To continue the celebration, let’s check out one of my favorite spots in World Showcase. And while we’re there, we’ll sample a never-featured-here-before snack today!
I think Epcot’s Japan Pavilion boasts some of the loveliest landscaping in Epcot, and a lot of it can be enjoyed from an outdoor seat at Katsura Grill.
The greenery, the paper lanterns, and waterfall all contribute to a sense of beauty and peace — even on the busiest of park days — so I’m always looking for reasons to spend more time in this spot.
One of those reasons, recently, was to try the Green Tea Cheesecake. I adore cheesecake, but have had both good and bad experiences with green tea infused food, so I was curious about what I might discover.
Upon receiving my slice, the first thing my eyes took in was the color. As expected, it’s rather green :), but a very light hue.
The portion size, I must say, seemed small to me. The slice was very thin. The other thing I noticed is that there is no bottom crust — only the lightly browned bit on the end.
I was much more pleased with the taste and creamy, dense texture. The density made up a bit for the portion size, since it was pretty filling.
The presence of green tea was much milder than I expected. While you do get a bit of that very distinct green tea flavor, it’s more of a light, sweetened hint. I’d thought the flavor of the vanilla cheesecake base might get lost in the green tea, but I was able to enjoy it entirely.
This really worked for me — while I like a mild hint of green tea, I often find it very overpowering. This was basically like eating regular cheesecake with a little taste of something outside the norm.
The Green Tea Cheesecake is $4.50 and available as a snack credit (or Quick Service dessert) on the Disney Dining Plan. Those looking for a more robust green tea flavor might prefer to take a quick walk to the neighboring pavilion — Morocco — and try the Green Tea Chef-created Ice Cream at the Spice Road Table Juice Bar, which is a very bold green tea treat.
Green Tea Ice Cream is also available at Katsura Grill.
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Have you tried the Green Tea Cheesecake? If so, please let us know what you thought with a comment!