News and Review: Unique New Dishes at Disney World’s All Star Music Resort

Intermission Food Court at All-Star Music is a pretty stereotypical Disney World resort food court…but we’re excited about a few NEW and unique dishes!

Intermission Food Court sign

Intermission Food Court sign

You’ll find several stations serving up favorite eats like chicken nuggets, pizza, and pasta. But now guests staying at the resort (or visiting the resort) can dig into something a little different: Entree Bowls. These bowls come in four varieties: Asian, Greek, Southwest, and Plant-Based.

New Entree Bowls

New Entree Bowls

But even more exciting is the Create Your Own Bowl option, which opens a world of possibilities for diners!

Create Your Own Bowl

Create Your Own Bowl

On our visit, we tried two of the new bowls: Asian and Southwest. The results were… mixed.

Southwest Bowl and Asian Bowl

Southwest Bowl and Asian Bowl

First up, we will focus on the positive: the Asian Bowl. This was surprisingly good — especially considering it came from a food court! It was colorful and vibrant. Basically you know you’re about to get something energizing and special just by looking at it.

Asian Bowl

Asian Bowl

Toppings include Poke Tuna, Sriracha Chickpeas, Red Peppers, Snap Peas, Edamame, and Bok Choy. The dressing is Soy Ginger. These are all served on a bed of white rice. The flavors and textures work together really well, and those Sriracha Chickpeas are a dynamite addition!

Asian Bowl

Asian Bowl

The only complaint we have is that the quantity of food in the Asian Bowl is noticeably less than the amount we received in the Southwest Bowl. But the quality here is phenomenal. You don’t feel like you’re eating counter service with the Asian Bowl.

Asian Bowl Up Close

Asian Bowl Up Close

And the tuna? Shockingly good!

Tuna on the Asian Bowl

Tuna on the Asian Bowl

Now, the Southwest Bowl — which we imagine will be a big hit with guests based on the name alone — was a big disappointment. The serving size is good, we’ll give it that. But the star of the show, the Beef Crumble, was awful.

Southwest Bowl

Southwest Bowl

This bowl is served on a bed of greens, and there’s a heaping helping of soggy, flavorless meat. Plus, I mean, look at it. It looks terrible. Beyond unpleasant to eat.

Soggy, unappetizing meat on the Southwest Bowl

Soggy, unappetizing meat on the Southwest Bowl

The other toppings include Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Fried Onions, and Sriracha Dressing. Aside from the dressing, the other toppings are fine. But there’s nothing interesting or surprising here.

Southwest Bowl

Southwest Bowl

And unfortunately, the Sriracha Dressing was bland. How? How can something with the word Sriracha in it be bland? And yet — it was. It added nothing but vague creaminess to the Southwest Bowl.

Southwest Bowl

Southwest Bowl

So a bit of a mixed review, but we are really glad to see some unique new options — particularly the Create-Your-Own Bowl, which allows guests to choose a base, any toppings they want, and a dressing. So you can try something new if you’re a little adventurous or stick to old favorites if you’re not.

But seriously, unless they make some dramatic changes to the Southwest Bowl, we say go for something else.

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Are you on board with the bowl? Let us know which one you’re most excited to try! 

Comments

  1. Essie says

    The Asian looks very good except I no longer eat anything raw from the ocean anymore. They dump too many nasty things into our oceans, the idiotsd. The SW meat….I agree. It looks like something that grew in a lab Petrie dish.

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