Sunday Brunch: Reuben's (current) Favorite
20 October 2013
by Reuben Gutierrez
Narrowing down my favorite Disney food is quite
difficult because there is so much to choose from and I end up
picking something from recent memory. To simplify this task, I'll
narrow down Disney food by the categories of favorite resort,
favorite park, favorite 'land', favorite dining type, and favorite
menu item. With the recent food celebrations in the Disney parks at
this time, this became very easy. At the Walt Disney World resort,
in Epcot, in the Japan Pavilion, at a quick service location for the
2013 Food and Wine Festival, my favorite item is the Teriyaki
Chicken Hand Roll.
This Japanese food item is traditional Japanese
sushi with an Americanized spin. With last spring's 'Fruishi' at the
Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot seems to be taking the 'scary'
part of sushi away (raw fish) and replacing it with more familiar
'exotic' flavors to the American palette. The Teriyaki Chicken Hand
Roll seems to be bred from two popular Japanese food items. It is
simply teriyaki chicken and rice, wrapped in a sushi roll. In all
honesty, it's the Japanese Burrito. The filling is marinated white
meat chicken; the starch edible wrap is sticky sushi rice; and the
practical wrap that enables one to hold the roll with your hand is
nori, the traditional seaweed wrap regularly used in sushi, which
also happens to be edible.
This sushi roll is quite larger than what I was
expecting. I grabbed chopsticks as I usually use them to eat sushi,
but as previously stated, the roll could be picked up by hand and
eaten. This food design is especially practical while strolling
along World Showcase to sample the different country's flavors.
Simple with the starring flavor of Teriyaki chicken, I think even
the pickiest of eaters will find this hand held roll a delight.