First Look! Morimoto Asia in Disney World’s Disney Springs

Welcome to the brand new Morimoto Asia Restaurant in The Landing of what is at long last OFFICIALLY Disney Springs!

We’ll be back with a full review on Monday, but today we’re here for a First Look. In some respects, our meal at Morimoto Asia itself was a bit of a First Look, because while dinner seatings are up and running each night beginning at 5:00PM, the restaurant will not be serving lunch or its planned weekend brunch for a few weeks yet (the starting date for these dining opportunities is yet to be announced).

Once it is fully open, operating hours will be 11:00 am to 2:00 am, bringing extended hours — custom-made for a more vibrant nightlife — to Disney World’s ever-transforming and newly renamed dining and entertainment district.

But that’s all logistics… we know you’re itching to take a peek inside Iron Chef Morimoto’s first Pan-Asian restaurant, just like we were!

Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia

So let’s do exactly that… [Read more…]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Food Pictures and Review: Japan and Hops & Barley Booths

It’s time to head back to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival for some more booth reviews!

Today, we visit two very different stops on our 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival mission to eat our way around the World: Japan and Hops & Barley!

Be sure to check out full coverage of each booth on our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Pages! Click on any booth or country name for detailed information, menus, photos, and prices.


The very popular Japan Booth almost always has a line — and with good reason: every year, this fan favorite offers terrific sushi options!

Japan Booth

2012 Japan Marketplace Booth Menu - Click for larger image

This year’s menu has several new items to sample. Anything featuring tuna is always a hit, and I predict that the Spicy Hand Roll with Tuna and Salmon this year will continue that tradition.

Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)

For folks who like the idea of sushi, but not so much the idea of raw fish, there’s a brand new roll featuring chicken: Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise. The chicken is cooked in a tempura fashion, and I’ll admit that mine was [Read more…]