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Old 03-10-2009, 07:04 AM   #61
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Tinkerbell.... As a newbie to sushi... Where would you advise that I go to try some for the first time?
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Tinkerbell.... As a newbie to sushi... Where would you advise that I go to try some for the first time?
I would say that Kona Island Sushi Bar at the Polynesian has very approchable sushi. They have several rolls that feature cooked items as opposed to raw.

Here are some of the offerings:

California Luau Roll - fresh jumbo lump crab, pineapple, and avocado $12.99

Kona Crab Cake Roll - fresh jumbo lump crab cake, avocado, and an Asian tartar sauce $10.99

Shrimp Tempura Roll - tempura shrimp, fresh mango served with lilikoi sauce $12.99

If you are feeling adventerous, my favorite roll at Kona is:

Volcano Roll - spicy tuna, shrimp salad, tempura crunch $13.99

But this roll does feature raw fish.

You could also try Tokyo Dining at Epcot. They have an extensive sushi menu and have many vegetarian or cooked options. There have a California Roll (crab, cucumber, avacado, tobiko [tiny caviar] and mayo), a Yam Tempura Roll (crispy tempura sweet potato), and Ebi nigiri, which is basically cooked shrimp atop a small rectangle of rice.

I find the best way to start out with sushi is to try things that are familiar. If you like crab, try a roll with crab. If you like shrimp, try the ebi nirigi. Raw fish is a mind over matter and a textural thing. Most people either love it or hate it but it is definitely worth trying
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:59 PM   #63
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However, there are things I want her to try! (Or if she doesn't...things I MUST have on vacation hehe)

- Dole whip!
- French Toast Loaf
- Popcorn from Main Street (it tastes better than anywhere on earth!)
- Make your own treat @ Goofy's
- Mickey Waffle
- School Bread (I've never tried this! )
- Lapu Lapu
- Mickey Bar


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Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just read from MickyNicki's trip report that the French Toast Loaf has been discontinued..
I never even got to try it...

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #64
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just read from MickyNicki's trip report that the French Toast Loaf has been discontinued..
I never even got to try it...

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I know I only tried it once in Oct 2008 and I've been craving it ever since!
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #65
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I'm sure it was discontinued because of guest feedback.

sorry ... disney dining is on my short-list right now.
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I'm sure it was discontinued because of guest feedback.

sorry ... disney dining is on my short-list right now.
That's ok, they are on mine too After waiting 3 hours on the phone to make 6 dining reservations which cost me $75 canadian I'm more than a little frustrated.

My bet would be that it was a labour intensive item and that they felt it "easier" to "retire" it
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #67
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That's ok, they are on mine too After waiting 3 hours on the phone to make 6 dining reservations which cost me $75 canadian I'm more than a little frustrated.

My bet would be that it was a labour intensive item and that they felt it "easier" to "retire" it
Did they ever respond to the email you sent them?

I'm totally confused by this new process they've put in place to make ADRs ... it's just like them to take something that worked well and was relatively easy to understand and make it twice as difficult and frustrating.

I've got a new slogan for Disney Dining: Making the Easy Difficult, and the Difficult Impossible!

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Old 03-10-2009, 08:05 PM   #68
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Goofy's Candy Co


Pretzel Rods - Dipped in Milk Chocolate and covered in Sprinkles, Oreos w/ Chocolate Drizzle and Butterfinger with Caramel Drizzle!

Kona Cafe


Longboard Lager


Island Sunset


Yummiest Bread and macadamia nut butter on Property!


Beef Teriyaki


Lump Crab Cakes


Sticky Wings

California Grill


The Bar


The Lounge seating area


Mickey Confetti!


Spicy Kazan Roll & Shrimp Tempura Roll


Artistic Shot


Foie Gras (for you Brenda!)


Close up


Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli


Lamb with Eggplant 2 ways


Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta


Chocolate Temptation (blech! )


Chocolate Cake for DDad's Birthday

Flame Tree BBQ




BBQ Chicken Salad, Onion Rings & Water


St Louis Ribs (complete with hidden mickey )
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Did they ever respond to the email you sent them?

I'm totally confused by this new process they've put in place to make ADRs ... it's just like them to take something that worked well and was relatively easy to understand and make it twice as difficult and frustrating.

I've got a new slogan for Disney Dining: Making the Easy Difficult, and the Difficult Impossible!

All I've gotten so far was the usual "we have received your email" response I am going to follow up and "gently" explain that I will email weekly until I get a response from them

Loving the slogan!
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I just read about the cutest thing ever!

This past week a living character version of Remy from Ratatouille has started appearing at Chefs de France. Apparently he is on loan from DLP and will only be appearing until Sept 10th. This is all the more reason for Alice & I to have dinner at Chefs de France Can't wait to see Remy! Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies, it captures the essence of Paris so perfectly
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I just read about the cutest thing ever!

This past week a living character version of Remy from Ratatouille has started appearing at Chefs de France. Apparently he is on loan from DLP and will only be appearing until Sept 10th. This is all the more reason for Alice & I to have dinner at Chefs de France Can't wait to see Remy! Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies, it captures the essence of Paris so perfectly
Oh that so cool! I'm gonna miss it
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I would say that Kona Island Sushi Bar at the Polynesian has very approchable sushi. They have several rolls that feature cooked items as opposed to raw.

Here are some of the offerings:

California Luau Roll - fresh jumbo lump crab, pineapple, and avocado $12.99

Kona Crab Cake Roll - fresh jumbo lump crab cake, avocado, and an Asian tartar sauce $10.99

Shrimp Tempura Roll - tempura shrimp, fresh mango served with lilikoi sauce $12.99

If you are feeling adventerous, my favorite roll at Kona is:

Volcano Roll - spicy tuna, shrimp salad, tempura crunch $13.99

But this roll does feature raw fish.

You could also try Tokyo Dining at Epcot. They have an extensive sushi menu and have many vegetarian or cooked options. There have a California Roll (crab, cucumber, avacado, tobiko [tiny caviar] and mayo), a Yam Tempura Roll (crispy tempura sweet potato), and Ebi nigiri, which is basically cooked shrimp atop a small rectangle of rice.

I find the best way to start out with sushi is to try things that are familiar. If you like crab, try a roll with crab. If you like shrimp, try the ebi nirigi. Raw fish is a mind over matter and a textural thing. Most people either love it or hate it but it is definitely worth trying

Thanks for your advice on this and for posting pictures from Kona we will be dining here
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TIME FOR DESSERT!

AUGUST 2007


Le Cellier

Maple & Vanilla Creme Brulee Duo (Aug 2007)

California Grill

Year of a Million Dreams Honey Crunch Cake (Aug 2007)


Banana Butterscotch Buzz (Aug 2007)


Valrhona Chocolate & Coffee (Aug 2007)

Garden View Tea

Mango Cake and Chocolate Eclair


Berry Mousse Swan and Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Kona Cafe

Kilauea Torte


Chocolate Macadamia Tart


White Chocolate Cheesecake

Ohana

Bread Pudding

Raglan Road

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I am absolutely loving your pictures, especially the latest dessert ones. Can't wait to read your actual reviews
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I am absolutely loving your pictures, especially the latest dessert ones. Can't wait to read your actual reviews
Thanks I can't wait to write the reviews!

75 days till LIVE reviews in May!

192 days till LIVE reviews in Sept!
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