Hello from Asia in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We got so excited seeing Kevin from Up that we worked up an appetite!
It’s been a while since we’ve stopped at Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes, so we decided to swing by for a quick lunch.
As, the menu suggests, Yak & Yeti features “tasty food,” which, in this case, is Asian cuisine. One of the best things about this spot is the large portions — you certainly get a good bang for your buck. (or dining plan!)
We decided to go for the Teriyaki Beef Bowl and Vegetable Tikka Masala. We also had to stop by the awesome condiment cart, which truly is one of the best reasons to dine here. There’s a large and unique variety of sauces — from soy sauce to duck sauce.
We grabbed some hot sauce, and off we go! First up, the Teriyaki Beef Bowl. This dish is Marinated Beef, Carrots, Snap Peas, Onions, and Mushrooms in a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce and served with White Rice.
Can’t you almost taste this through the screen?! These veggies were a great part of the meal – a perfect blend of marinade and spices. The teriyaki sauce is good too, and the steak is cooked nicely.
My only real complaint is that I wished I had more meat! I ran out of steak far before I ran out of the rice and veggies. However, the steak is flavored nicely and pairs well with the crisp vegetables. I also added this awesome sauce I found to kick it up a notch. This is available on the condiment bars. Did I grab an extra or two for my purse? You’ll never know…
Next it was time to try the Vegetarian Tikka Masala. This dish is Garbanzo beans, Zucchini, Peppers, Onions, and Tomatoes covered in a creamy yogurt Tikka Masala sauce and served with white rice.
Honestly, this was meh. The sauce was pretty bland — I was hoping to really be able to pick up on the Indian spices, but they weren’t very prominent. The garbanzo beans are good, and I appreciate them in the dish — just not as the main attraction. That is to say, they are fine, but honestly, I wish I had some chicken to accompany them. The vegetables add some favor, but overall, I would not order this again. If you’re a vegetarian who’s sick of salads however, this is a unique option for you to try.
Overall, Yak & Yeti is still a good spot to grab a counter service meal in Animal Kingdom. It’s certainly different than burgers and fries, and you’re going to get a large portion!
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