Review: Mochi Ice Cream and Hello Kitty Mochi in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion

We recently we dug our spoons once more into Kaki Gori, the Japanese Shaved Ice served at Kabuki Cafe. For years now, it’s been THE go-to treat as far as frozen options in the Japan Pavilion go, perfect for the cooling down in the current summer heat.

Japan Pavilion Pagoda

Japan Pavilion Pagoda

But did you know that Japan has got another — perhaps more authentic — frozen snack to keep your temperature down? It’s called Mochi. And though it’s been hanging around at the carts in the pavilion on-and-off for years, this additional cart we spotted recently seems to be mostly Mochi-centric. [Read more…]

Italian Food Stand Opens 12/20 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Thanks to Studios Central for this great info!

Apparently the Charcuterie and Cheese booth from the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival has been given a new lease on life! It has now become the “Ristorante Italiano” food kiosk, located in the Disney Hollywood Studios backlot!

Serving food made at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, the kiosk is set to handle overflow crowds expected at DHS during these busy holiday weeks. That said, according to Matt at Studios Central, it might stick around after January 1st if business is booming.

The menu includes Italian favorites, but you’ll have to head over to Studios Central to get the scoop!

New Epcot Coffee Kiosk and Snack Stand Opens By Monorail

Yowza!! Thanks to Amanda Tinney, who writes Disney Every Day, for sending along these photos of the brand new snack and coffee stand outside of Epcot.

New Epcot Snack Stand and Coffee Kiosk

This is located next to the monorail station outside of the main entrance of Future World. I love the EPCOT Center-esque fonts and [Read more…]