There are so many unique eats at the Tokyo Disney Resort. In this post, I’ve complied most of the items my family tried on our recent trip. Rather than do individual posts on each thing, here’s a mega post featuring them all! Ready, let’s go to Tokyo!
I’m going to start with my very first snack stop at Tokyo Disney Sea. We stopped at Refrescos’ in the Mediterranean Harbor area for a little bit of everything: A Gyoza Sausage Bun, a Maple Mickey Churro, and Cream of Corn Soup. Basically one of every thing on the menu. We were really excited because there was absolutely zero line. I’m told that the Gyoza Sausage Bun is one of the most popular items at Disney Sea and sometimes people wait over an hour for one. We lucked out because apparently this was an area that just recently started selling them. Normally they are only at the stand in Mysterious Island.
I was most excited about the Maple Mickey Churro, but unfortunately, it fell way short of the churros we have at the Disneyland Resort. Although it scored major points for being Mickey shaped, the churro itself was hard, dry and had very little flavor. Really cute, but not at all worth it.
The Corn Soup was fabulous. It’s not creamy like a chowder you’d find in the states, but it is still flavorful and hits the spot on a chilly day. I love that it’s served in a cup, easy to sip on if you want to take it to go. The soup is served up piping hot, so I used this cute little Mickey stir stick to help cool it off! Corn Soup is quite popular throughout the Tokyo Disney Resort, we saw it in several locations.
Now, on to that famous Gyoza Sausage Bun… It’s fabulous. The bun is served warm; its chewy outer bun is fresh with an almost sweet taste. The meaty filling is juicy and flavorful.
Next up, we are heading over to the Dreamer’s Lounge at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. This is a great spot to unwind after a day in the parks, which is exactly what we did.
At first we were just going to have some drinks, but then I spotted some things that others around us were eating that I had to try. I mean, who knows when we’d we back so let’s go for it. The drinks alone are worth writing about.
We tried two very fun non-alcoholic specialties, one was a fruity holiday special and the other a Coca Cola based drink made to look like Mickey’s pants. The little details that make these drinks so adorable are really quite simple. They were made with lemon rind and stuck to the inside of the glasses. With some tiny cookie cutters I think this would be really easy to do at home. I don’t know what they used to get them to stay in place, I’m thinking something like honey might work.
My boys were hungry for a snack, so we ordered a fruit platter to share. I was so pleasantly surprised by the variety, quality and presentation of what came to the table. Look at that peeled grape! The dish was tasty and gorgeous.
Now, for that impulse order, the Holiday Dessert Sampler. I saw this at another table and basically pointed saying “That Please!”
This trio of fun treats were almost too cute to eat. All of the items were good, but nothing spectacular. Unfortunately, it was much more adorable to look at than delicious to eat.
The little “gift box” was a spongy type pastry with a fondant ribbon. Inside the present was chocolate ganache. The Mickey hand on the plate was painted chocolate.
Next, is the little gelatin bowl. Embellished with mini chocolate candy canes, this “jello” type dessert was topped with strawberries.
This cute little “hat” box was like a small fruit tart. The box was similar to sponge cake. It was filled with vanilla custard and fresh fruit. The lid was made of chocolate. This was my favorite of the three items. The “Christmas Fantasy” text was an edible powdered sugar.
Going back into the parks, we hit Tokyo Disney Sea on Thanksgiving Day. We were obviously not going to find a traditional turkey dinner here, but we did find turkey legs in Mysterious Island’s Nautilus Galley. I’m normally not a turkey leg supporter, but these ones appeared more “natural” in size than the enormous ones we have at the US parks. Plus my kids wanted turkey, so we approved.
This spot also sells one of the more popular Tokyo Disney snacks, the Pork Gyoza. These were much different from the Gyoza Dog. They were more of a traditional gyoza; flat, pan fried, and filled with flavor. We LOVED these. Add a little soy sauce for dipping and I think I’d be comfortable saying that these were my second favorite snack behind the Pizza Spring Roll. This snack with a crispy outside, warm pork filling & salty soy sauce was a perfect Thanksgiving day dish!
I didn’t notice too many frozen treat stands at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort, but it was also November/December and chilly! I did see a few carts that carried these 4 items: the Tiramisu Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sea Salt Ice Cream Monaka, the Minnie Ice Bar (Peach & Raspberry) and the Mickey Ice Bar (Tropical Fruit).
The only one we tried on our trip was the Mickey Ice Bar which was a tropical fruit flavored popsicle. It was delicious and refreshing. Because the weather was cold and rainy, we just didn’t find ourselves craving frozen treats.
I really regret not trying the cute shell shaped Sea Salt Ice Cream Monaka. That raspberry and peach Minnie Ice Pop sounds delicious, too. I am glad we tried the tropical fruit Mickey Ice Bar, though. Even in the cold rain, it was fabulous! Pretty adorable, too!
Still hanging out in the Lost River Delta area of Tokyo Disney Sea, right next door to where we picked up the above Mickey Ice Bar, was a food stand called Expedition Eats. It’s at this food wagon that you can find the Yucatan Sausage Roll.
Cost was about $3.61. This was one of the longer lines that I waited in. The Yucatan Sausage Roll, is basically a hot dog in a French Roll. They are assembled onsite. Below you can see the hollowed out French rolls ready to be stuffed with a sausage (hot dog).
I have to say, I didn’t think that this one was worth the wait. The bread was really fresh; it was served crispy and warm. The “sausage” though really was just a hot dog — and an unflavorful one at that. I think if I had some good ol’ Heinz ketchup or yellow mustard to dip it in, it would have been a whole other story. Plain and dry though, it was really nothing special.
Another churro fail for us, the Seasonal Chocolate Churro with Cranberry Dipping Sauce. Although a chocolate churro sounds delicious, it didn’t live up to my expectations. Like the Mickey Shaped Maple Churro above, this one was also hard, crispy and seemed almost stale.
The sauce was tart; not a terrible flavor, but it didn’t really go with the churro. I DID LOVE the adorable packaging and little dipping container that the sauce came in though!
Back over at Tokyo Disneyland’s Westerland is the Lucky Nugget Cafe. Famous for serving up fried chicken, this was actually the very first thing that we ate at the Tokyo Disney Resort. It was also our first good look at a Tokyo Disney Resort plastic meal display. I’m telling you these displays are the most handy things ever. All you have to do is point to order! So for this meal, I wanted to share the plastic version and then the real version. Here’s the plastic version at the order counter.
The meal comes with Fried Chicken, Onion Rings, French Fries, Grapes and Cole Slaw. I also ordered the Sparkling Tapioca Drink, which was lemon based & delicious. The food here was quite good and looked very close to its plastic counterpart! You can see that I got that yummy corn soup here, too. The only thing that I wasn’t 100% behind was the slaw. It was very heavy on the mayonnaise. Not terrible, but not my favorite.
Overall, I’d say that this was a great spot to have a meal. The scenery of the Rivers of America makes for a nice backdrop, and I feel comfortable saying that the food is “Picky American” (aka my children) kid friendly too!
There are two hot spots for Curry at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. You can find it in Disneyland at the Hungry Bear or over at Disney Sea at the Casbah Food Court. We actually ate at both, but I only took a photo at the Arabian Coast’s Casbah Food Court.
We tried the Chicken Curry. It comes with some Naan Bread and Sticky White Rice. The flavor was amazing. Not your typical “theme park” food. Honestly, I was really impressed with this meal. If you are a curry fan, and have the chance to visit the Tokyo Disney Resort, you must eat at one or both of these spots. We also tried the Flan for good measure. My taste buds were happy!
The final thing I’m sharing in this post is the Cream Cheese Brownie from Tokyo Disney Sea. I really wanted to love this treat, but it just didn’t do it for me. Although the cream cheese top layer was good, the brownie itself was very dry. I literally had a bite and tossed it in the trash. Such a disappointment.
Overall, my trip to Tokyo was absolutely amazing. The food at the Tokyo Disney Resort is just over the top great. Nearly everything we tried was unique and delicious. I know there are tons of things that we didn’t get to try on our 5 night stay, so I guess that means we’ll just have to go back!
Have you been to the Tokyo Disney Resort? Did you try any of the items mentioned in this post? What do I need to add to my “must eat” list for the next visit???