We’re taking a trip to Animal Kingdom’s Asia for lunch today, at none other than Local Food Cafes.
This counter service spot is known by a few monikers, and might be best known as “Yak & Yeti Counter Service.” It sits directly next door to one of my very favorites eateries, the Yak & Yeti Restaurant (I’ve learned to live with my near constant craving for their Fried Wontons dessert). And indeed the full name is Yak & Yeti/Anandapur Local Food Cafes.
Name aside, it’s a convenient stop for anyone who has just faced the Yeti on Expedition Everest, or is looking to dry off in the sun after a drenching on Kali River Rapids. The focus here is Asian food featured in an assortment of rice bowls, salads, and wraps. In fact, today we’ll be sampling one of each, so please join us!
At first glance, the only thing you can really see are the ordering counters, and long lines here often accompany them.
Local Food Cafes blends in so well with its surroundings that I often think people see the lines before they notice the ordering stations and menus.
There can be a brief moment of confusion for many guests who wonder where to go after receiving their orders, and that’s where a few more signs come in handy, pointing you to the right.
That’s also where you’ll find your utensils and a fairly large assortment of condiments ranging from Soy Sauce, Duck Sauce, and Hot Sauce to ketchup and mustard.
A tip: there is hardly ever a line at the second cart towards the back seating, since most people have already stocked up at the first cart just past the ordering station.
But the more you wind around, the more seating you’ll find. It goes on…
and on. All seating here is outside, though some of it is covered.
And, as always, there plenty of [Read more…]