My very 'first' date with Mr. Penguin was when he took me out for Japanese at Tokyo Dining in Epcot. I say 'first' because before that he had never taken me out to eat or anything, all those things consider date worthy. That's a lie. We spent the whole week at Disney but he says that doesn't count because he didn't even pay for me to get in. We did hang out a couple times before I got to see him again but this trip was the trip that sealed the deal so to speak. He didn't have to take me to some fancy schmancy resturant to win my heart, but he did anyways. Hard not to fall in love while playing at Disney- so I think he cheated.
The first thing I recommend when deciding to eat her is to not do so on a whim. I can't stress the importance of making a reservation, especially if you want to dine in the evening. This visit we didn't have a reservation but it was right before lunch and during the 'off' season, when it was less likely to be busy. It was pretty full by the time we left though so we 'just' made it before the rush.
|Can't tell it's hot outside or the middle of the day from that matter!|
|Getting to sit by the huge window-bonus!|
|Pink! One of my favorite colors=)|
I ordered the Sakura Bento Box. Why? Because I liked the name and looked like a lot of food for not a lot of money that's why! Okay maybe because my favorite anime charachter is name Sakura, as in Cardcaptor Sakura. I think sakura are japanese cherry blossoms. I'd google that to check but I'm too lazy right now.
The table scape was pretty. I wanted to steal this soy sauce pot but I'm a good girl and refrained from doing so. On the look out for anything as cute at the store as we speak!
Drinks are of course extra. Mr. Penguin ordered some green tea concoction while I stuck with my usual Diet Coke. His drink was tasty but not as refreshing as my Diet Crack...uh I mean Coke! They also serve hot teas and alcoholic beverages including sake and kirin. Mr. Penguin tricked me with the sake last time we here. It may be served in a tiny shot-glass like cup but believe me don't chug it like you're a college student at the bar on Thirsty Thursday because you just might be unpleasantly surprised. Mr. Penguin laughed at my watery cross eyed gaze. He's evil like that.
|Green Tea something or another|
Where to begin??? My meal came with sushi (rice, seaweed, avocado, krab and cucumber).....
Some sort of white vegetable thingy, I think daikon or maybe white sweet potato. I'll be honest it didn't taste much like anything but had the most delicious sauce.
The best piece of salmon I have ever had the pleasure of eating. And a stray piece of broccoli. Mmmm, tree taste good! Didn't dip it in any of that smokey black pepper stuff. Pepper not my favorite thing in the world.
And best of all, tempura! Anything battered and deep fried is fantastic. Some shrimp and some veggies crunchy and golden brown perfection. It was fun dipping them in sauce and chowing down. I could have eaten them with my fingers but I was up to the challenge and chopsticked them. I guess I wanted to feel sophisticated...or something.
Also came with a side of rice (not pictured) and Miso soup. Delicious. *slurp *burp
Oh yeah, Mr. Penguin got some food too. I forget what exactly but looks like a lot of tempura. He's crazy like that. Quite frankly I was too busy chowing down to care about his plate (or document it!).
|I think he like anime too.|
If you want more info about this restaurant or any of the other fantastic ones on Disney property I recommend (as always) allears.net.