Today, we’re heading into Disney’s Animal Kingdom to do what we always do…
A little exploring, accompanied by a little snacking!
And once again, we’re going vegetarian, because that’s a particularly easy thing to do when it comes to snacking at Animal Kingdom. We’ve already learned, in fact , that the focus on providing above par vegetarian options will continue in Animal Kingdom’s upcoming land, Pandora — The World of AVATAR, thanks to a look at the full menu for Satu’li Canteen (the land’s primary dining establishment).
But today we’re winding down a well-traveled path heading from the Africa section of Animal Kingdom into Asia, with a visit to Mr. Kamal’s, which remains one of our favorite kiosks in the park.
Mr. Kamal’s kiosk has proven itself time and time again as a great (and convenient) spot to grab something quick, portable, and vegetarian. The current menu features Hummus served with mini pitas and veggies, Samosa, and falafel, to give you an idea of what to expect.
Since we’ve already noshed on the Hummus and Samosa, this time we grabbed the Falafel, which comes to you in this handy little paper box. (You might remember some time ago when it was served as part of the Falafel Sandwich).
So here they are, all ready to eat!
The order comes with five pieces, which are accompanied with a side of Tzatziki Sauce. The texture was spot on, nice and firm outside.
The soft middle was packed with the usual chickpeas, parsley, and red pepper. They carried very minimal spice (cumin is traditionally used in Falafel, and I detected a few hints of it), and I could taste some garlic as well.
The tzatziki sauce was a smooth yogurt with tiny flecks of herbs. It didn’t provide much flavor, but it was a creamy, cool foil to the crunchy and savory falafel.
Overall, this dish is a decent size for the $4.99 pricetag (or a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan). The Falafel hit all the right flavor and textural notes, and the tzatziki was a solid (though not overly potent) accompaniment.
So let’s give one more nod of appreciation to our friend, Mr. Kamal. Don’t worry, buddy… even when Pandora opens (on May 27th!! WE CAN’T WAIT!!!), you can rest assured that we’ll keep stopping by to pay you a visit.
Is Mr. Kamal’s one of your favorite snack stops? Please let us know with a comment!