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Eat This: Hawaii at Food & Wine 2019

You can find all of the F&W menu boards as well as links to the ones I’ve reviewed so far right HERE.

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Oops they did it again……..

The Hawaii booth at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is near what I call the “top” of World Showcase, near Refreshment Port and the walkway to Future World. There you’ll find three savory options and one sweet, along with several drinks. And if you liked them last year, you’ll like them again. Because this is one of the few booths that didn’t change a thing.

  • Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole® Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise (kid-approved, DDP snack credit eligible) ($5.25)

This is always a favorite at the festival. It’s simple and good – slightly salty from the pulled pork, slightly sweet from the chutney, and (very very) slightly spicy from the mayo – and served on a soft soft roll that soaks it all up nicely. And the price is right at $5.25. Don’t miss it.

  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream (DDP snack credit eligible) ($5.25)

Another dish, another home run. The tuna is fresh and perfectly seared, the seaweed salad and pickled cucumbers (otherwise known as pickles, but whatever, so fancy) bring the crunch, and the wasabi cream is a perfect little pool of perfection. Try not to lick your plate clean in front of your friends. 

  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and Spicy Mayonnaise (DDP snack credit eligible) ($4.25)

I always want to like this kitchy little dish…but meh.

If you love SPAM on a normal day, you’ll probably dig this – but for me, even with the spicy mayo, it’s a bit too salty and the veggies are a bit too well done. Overall, for the low price tag, I say give it a try if it intrigues you – it’s  certainly not terrible – but it won’t be hitting my favorites list.

  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (gluten/wheat-friendly, vegetarian, kid-approved, DDP snack credit eligible) ($4.00)

This is always one of my favorite desserts. The cheesecake is the creamy stuff and the passionfruit more or less cuts the sweetness. And as always the toasted macadamia nuts add some welcome texture. I’ll be getting this more than once. Again.

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All in all, as usual, the Hawaii both gets it done. If you’re in the mood for one stop shopping at Food & Wine, this is a great option.

I’ll be back. But for now?

Hawaii? Check!





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