Now, don’t get me wrong, Trader Sam’s… you’re pretty great. You are. But long before you and your wacky hijinks set up camp at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, there was (and still is!) a little place we know and love called the Tambu Lounge.
Outside of ‘Ohana itself (Tambu’s next door neighbor, located upstairs in the Great Ceremonial House), this is the only place you can get ‘Ohana Bread Pudding, which just so happens to be #OnTheList this week!
Now, for those of you who haven’t had ‘Ohana Bread Pudding, I put this little video together to give you an idea of how I, personally, feel about this dessert. (You’re gonna want to turn on your sound for this to get the full effect of my feelings.)
I’ll just give you a minute.
OK, I’m pretty sure you don’t even need to read the rest of this post to be convinced to put this on your list, but I’ll write it anyway just in case. ;-D
Tambu Lounge has a few other items on their list of “Greatest Hits,” of course.
Take the Lapu Lapu, for instance (just don’t take mine): rum and tropical juices SERVED IN A PINEAPPLE and topped with MORE RUM makes up my First Day at Disney tradition. And the Pulled Pork Nachos ain’t bad, either.
But if you look at the final item on the bar eats menu, your little eye may just spy the listing for ‘Ohana Bread Pudding available in a single serve portion. That’s right — a full meal at ‘Ohana is served family-style, so the Bread Pudding there is meant for sharing with your whole table.
But here at Tambu? The entire dish is ALL. YOURS.
For those of us who are Disney food devotees, this has been a looooooong time coming. For at least a year, we heard the rumors that sometimes…just once in a while…you MIGHT be lucky enough to score a serving of ‘Ohana Bread Pudding (which is pretty much the best dessert on the planet) at Tambu. IF the stars were aligned. And IF you got a friendly-enough bartender to make the stretch for you.
Testing this rumor, our results were mixed. Sometimes we could get the dessert. Sometimes we couldn’t. But we always tried!
So imagine our delight when the dessert was finally put onto the actual menu at Tambu Lounge! SUCCESS!
Seriously, I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the best dessert on the planet. I’ve had A. LOT. OF. DESSERT. at Disney restaurants, my friends, and this one is still my Number One. I dream about it. I want to take it into a closet and eat it all by myself. It’s an addiction.
So what’s the big deal, you ask? It’s warm pineapple bread pudding served a la mode with a pour-it-yourself container of that signature, delicious Banana-Caramel sauce. It’s all topped with ice cream.
The components are basic, but when you put them all together…
But here’s the thing: with more traffic going to the Grog Grotto downstairs, that means there might be a few extra seats at Tambu. Ergo, more ‘Ohana Bread Pudding for me…
… AND for you, if you put it #OnTheList!
Are you a fan of ‘Ohana Bread Pudding? Please let us know with a comment!