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Once again we finish out this most glorious of trip reports with a food review hodgepodge. In other words, here’s what I think of some foods that are good enough to mention but not good enough to warrant their own posts. It’s a dubious honor, but then again, there are no small rolls, just star bakers. Wait, what? Anyway:
TRIP REPORT, BUT MAKE IT FOODIE: ONE THING FROM CENTERTOWN MARKET AT CARIBBEAN BEACH
Would you like some very boring food? Give the turkey and cheese sandwich from Centertown Market at Caribbean Beach a try.
Yeah, yeah, it’s not reasonable to expect wonders from the grab ‘n go section of the resort food court, and there’s nothing technically wrong with this sandwich. As a mild pre-race dinner, it was perfectly serviceable. I’d even recommend it for that purpose; nobody wants to take chances the night before a race. But it’s exactly like the sandwiches your mom packed you for lunch in middle school. Did those excite you? Nah.
ONE THING AT RONTO ROASTERS IN GALAXY’S EDGE
I’m not a vegetarian, but I like to masquerade as one on the regular. As much as I dug the Ronto Roasters “Morning” breakfast wrap last time, this time around I sprang for the plant-based version.
The Ronto Roasters plant-based “Triple Suns” breakfast wrap consists of fake egg, chickpea onion slaw, and roasted tomato sauce on a soft pita wrap. The menu describes the slaw as smoky, but I would describe it as slightly spicy. I like spicy food, so I was down with that.
I do wish there had been more fake egg, or even that you had an option to order it with regular eggs, as the slaw really dominated the flavor. That being said, it was a good flavor. I can see switching off ordering this or the regular breakfast wrap depending on my mood.
SOME THINGS AT BANANA CABANA IN CARIBBEAN BEACH
We might not have always meant to eat at the pool bar, but it did what it did when we needed it. Haute cuisine? No. But I was intrigued to see Banana Cabana offered many of the same items as then-closed Sebastian’s table service restaurant at the resort.
As such, I was thrilled to be able to order the Caribbean pull-apart rolls from the Sebastian’s menu, the one thing I wanted most from that restaurant. They’re really good, too – I wouldn’t say they pull so much flake apart in sheets.
They’re extremely buttery just as they are, but you also get onion jam and guava butter to slap on top. You’ll like the onion jam if you like the particular sweetness of caramelized onions. You’ll like the guava butter if you are a human being with working tastebuds. Not sure if they’re so good as to commit to the Sebastian’s prix fixe meal, but they’re certainly worth ordering at the bar.
Having peered suspiciously at the online menus, I don’t THINK my salad was the same as the one currently served at Sebastian’s. It is called Sebastian’s salad, but it’s only okay. The shrimp themselves were quite good, as they were grilled as opposed to simply a cocktail. Fine if you’re looking for emergency sustenance, but I actually preferred the Impossible burger I had earlier in the week.
ONE THING AT SANTU’LI CANTEEN IN PANDORA: THE WORLD OF
BAD MOVIES AVATAR*
Let’s finish this sucker off with the item I was most excited for: I finally got to try the cheeseburger pods at Santu’li Canteen! I am an absolute sucker for any kind of steamed bread, bao buns included. I kinda wish you could still get the vegetable curry kind but I was willing to take a chance on the cheeseburger flavor.
It’s crazy how they nail the flavor on these: I thought my buns tasted exactly like a McDonald’s hamburger. That may sound like damning with faint praise, but it was good, if a little mustard-forward. I could be in the minority on this, but I kinda wish the bao portion was a bit thicker. I’d have to try it to see if the proportions were still right, but I’m all about the chew. The accompanying mixed vegetable chips were good if you like that sort of thing.
Santu’li has a lot of interesting bowl combinations, so I might try one of those next time, but I’d order the cheeseburger pods again.
LET’S FINISH UP THIS TRIP REPORT
And that’s that on that, where “that” is my November 2021 WDW trip report. Rather than dwell on the sadness that is a trip’s end, let us remember that the WDW Marathon is mere weeks away. Oh, and tune in next week for a couple Disney Christmas posts, as is right and proper. TTFN, ta ta for now!
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