No breakfast for us today so we had a very early lunch at Yak and Yeti quick service.
I had the beef lo mein which was super nice. The marinade was sweet but no sickly and the vegetables had a good crunch.
Jamie had the Asian Chicken Sandwich. This was just a pre-packaged sandwich that he said was soggy. (this pic is from the dis as I didn’t seem to take one)
Up next was a quick snack from Zuris Sweet Shop before watching the Lion King. I apologise for the next picture – I tried cropping my big fat face out but I failed.
It was just a standard Mickey rice krispie treat. These are very common in Disney World and are a great sweet fix. There is actually a fair bit of eating in them. Jamie had a bit of fudge – not just any bit of fudge, peanut butter fudge. He said it was sickening in the best way. I think that means he really liked it.
Before our trip I was determined to try the jalapeño and cheese pretzel. I have wanted to try one on each of our trips but it has always eluded us. Well not today.
We were both a little underwhelmed by this. Maybe we had built it up too much. At home we have the jalapeño pretzel from Aunty Annes and this one at Animal Kingdom didn’t compare.
Completely off topic but before we left Animal Kingdom I took my favourite photograph of the trip that I just have to share. Its Mum and baby meerkat – the cast member said baby is only 5 weeks old.
Back to the food….
…Today was the day we checked into the Polynesian resort and we ended up booking a last minute ADR for Kona. I hated the seat we were given – it was right by the entrance and so bright. If we went back I would ask to be further into the restaurant. Kona is a restaurant I had always wanted to visit and the food didnt disappoint.
Jamie had a beer flight to drink. Left to right they are: Longboard Island lager, Castaway IPA and Fire Rock Pale Ale.
They give you bread here which I think looks like a giant morning roll. Its a sweet bread with a hint of pineapple.
For my main I had – Grilled New York Strip, served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Molasses-Bacon Butter. I didnt get the point of the bulb of garlic but the rest was really good.
Jamie decided to order something a bit different for him. Togarashi spiced Ahi Tuna served with Tempura Fried Vegetable Maki Roll and Red Wine Reduction . He has never been brave enough to order it before but loved it.
Overall a really successful meal. Polynesian is our DVC home resort so I see lots of meals here in our future.
There was no more food this day but there were drinks – very expensive drinks.
After our meal at Kona we went down to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to see if we can get in. We were told there was a half an hour wait and given a buzzer. We had only turned the corner when it went off – lucky! I loved this bar – its so quaint and funky. I cant wait to try the one in California now.
We had two very strong drinks each. Both of mine had souvenir glasses but only one of Jamie’s did. I am going to be honest here – I specifically picked mine based on the souvenir glass. I am a complete sucker for a souvenir glass. The glasses are excellent quality and to me totally worth the extra cost.
I had the:
Shrunken Zombie Head – Gosling’s 151 Black Seal Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Tropical Juices, Falernum, and Cinnamon. Served in a souvenir Shrunken Head – $19.50
And also the Krakatoa Punch – Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Sam’s Groilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine. Served in a souvenir Tiki Mug with a glow cube – $18.25
Jamie had HippopotoMai-Tai – Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curacao, Orgeat (Almond), Organic Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice. Served in a souvenir Tiki Glass – $15.00. TWO SHOTS OF RUM!!!
He also had the Tahitian Torch – ByeJoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Tropical Juices, Passion Fruit, and fresh Lime Juice.
It was a great night and we watched wishes from the beach tipsy and happy!
Originally posted 2015-12-07 20:32:16.