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Eat This (Or Not): China at Food & Wine 2019

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The China booth at Food & Wine is located just outside the China Pavilion in World Showcase. After the many incredible performances they've had at recent Festivals, I was excited to see what they had to offer this time around. But spoiler alert: I use the word lackluster a lot in this review.

  • Wuxi Spareribs (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.95)

These are good if you're into Chinese-style ribs. Nothing earth shattering and the $6.95 price tag is a bit steep – but I certainly didn't dislike them.

  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (kid-approved and DDP snack credit eligible) ($4.95)

These are…dumplings. That's all I have to say about them. They taste good if you like dumplings and they don't taste good if you don't like dumplings.

  • Mala Chicken and Shrimp Bao Bun (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.75)

This is a huge disappointment compared to the bao that China has been doing at other recent festivals. The duck bao at Food & Wine 2018 was phenomenal and easily in my top ten for the Festival. This is pretty lackluster in comparison.

  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles (DDP snack credit eligible) ($6.75)

These have become festival staples and I suppose they're still pretty tasty. A solid dish if you're craving some Chinese food – and crazy as it sounds probably my top choice if you're picking one thing from this booth.

  • Year of the Piggy: Light Rum, Triple Sec, Lychee Syrup, Lime Juice and Sprite ($11.00)

This is a lovely enough drink. I like anything with lychee flavoring and paired with the rum and lime juice it makes for a nice hot weather option.

I wish I'd loved this booth more. China has been wowing me big time in recent years across all of Epcot's Festivals but it felt a bit lackluster this time around. Here's hoping they up their game again at Festival of the Holidays!!

I may or may not be back. But in any case….

China? Check!

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