Disney and delicious food go hand in hand! But, did you know that amidst the Mickey ice bars, turkey legs, and Mickey waffles – Disney has a handful of fairly unusual food selections? So, without further ado… let’s get to our top selections of Disney’s most unusual food options!
7 – Bobotie
The flavors of Africa are flowing at Boma Restaurant located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. On the dinner menu, you might spot an entree called Bobotie. Not only is “Bobotie” fun to say, but it is a rather interesting dish to enjoy! Well-known in South Africa, Bobotie consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. The appearance might not be the most appealing, but it awakens the taste buds in a delightful way. While the name “Bobotie” is unusual, this selection is the least unusual food on our list.
6 – Octopus
It’s not every day you see Octopus on a restaurant menu back home, or even on a Disney menu! The Coral Reef Restaurant at the Epcot theme park however has your Octopus cravings covered. Order their Charbroiled Octopus appetizer for lunch or dinner. Served with Mediterranean Potato Salad and Grilled Lemon, you might find yourself with a new favorite Disney dish. You can also try “Pulpo” which is Spanish Octopus, Leeks, Romesco, Garbanzo Beans, and Smoked Pork served at the Capa Restaurant located within the luxurious Four Seasons Orlando Resort.
5 – Duck Liver
We’re fairly certain Donald and Daisy Duck would be offended if they got wind of the Duck Liver Pâté menu selection from the Artist Point Restaurant located within Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. A traditional plate in France, the Duck Liver Pâté at Artist Point is made with Hudson Valley Duck which is known for incredible flavor. You could also try the Crushed Tubers side – also known as Duck Fat. This restaurant boasts waterfront views which we can only hope not to see ducks swimming about while we order this dish!
4 – Oxtail
Head over to the Monsieur Paul located in the France Pavilion around Epcot’s World Showcase for a chance to enjoy an uncommon yet appetizing soup selection called Soup Aux Truffles V.G.E. Looking much like a chicken pot pie, you can expect to see a puff pastry crisping the top of your soup cup. Inside you’ll find the culinary masterpiece of Oxtail broth with braised beef, vegetables, and black winter truffles. Oxtail – the tail of a cow – might not sound appetizing, but the bony, gelatin-rich meat has folks happily ordering the Soup Aux Truffles V.G.E. time and time again!
3 – Wild Boar Belly
California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is known for their superb food. So, when you see the Wild Boar Belly Pancetta as a dinner charcuterie (meat selection), you can’t help but wonder how they make this an appetizing dish. Nonetheless, you can rest assured that this Boar Belly from free-range wild boar in Texas has been cured in sweet bacon, black pepper, thyme and garlic. Nestled up next to the house-made Sweet Pickle Chips, this is a favorite at California Grill for many. Sorry Pumbaa!
2 – Rabbit
We can’t help but immediately think of the beloved character, Rabbit, from Winnie the Pooh. That’s because this unusual food available at Yachtsman Steakhouse located in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is Rabbit Sausage. Made out of a farce of rabbit, sweetbreads, and pistachio, you can expect if there is any place Rabbit Sausage will be delicious it would be at the Yachtsman. Remember that Oxtail we mentioned above? Well, this Rabbit Sausage is actually accompanied by cherry-oxtail marmalade. Two unusual pieces for the price of one!
1 – Bone Marrow
Um, ok – probably the least appetizing sounding unusual food on our list, some folks swear by the Roasted Bone Marrow appetizer at California Grill located within Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Before you begin your dinner, you can select the Roasted Bone Marrow with Wagyu Ropa Vieja, Asian Pear Compote, and Herb Crostini. It can’t hurt to try it at least once in your lifetime… right?
The interesting part is that what may seem like unusual food to us may be completely normal to others. What is the most unusual food you’ve tried on Disney World property? We’d love to hear from you!
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