6. Nine Dragons
If you’re feeling hungrier than a dragon right around lunchtime then perhaps a stop in at Nine Dragons Restaurant is just the thing. Housed within Epcot’s China Pavilion, this elaborately themed table service option embodies a calming, peaceful tranquility and mood through its traditional décor of Chinese lanterns, wooden carvings, glass etchings, and other artistic touches. On the menu you will find a vast array of delightful Pan-Chinese cuisine choices, from savory Szechuan to mouth-watering Mongolian, as well as Cantonese, Hunan, and even Kiangche-style offerings. Just some of the enticing eats to enjoy here include Canton Pepper Beef, Kung Pao Chicken or Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken Soup, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Honey-Sesame Chicken, Grandma’s Pork Belly, Five-spiced Fish, Typhoon Shelter Shrimp, Vegetable and Tofu Stir Fry, and so many others. Perhaps the Nine Dragons Lunch Box Special with Kowloon Spare Ribs, General Tso’s Chicken Bao Bun, and your choice of soup will hit the spot. Or perhaps the Happy Family is what you want, in celebration of how happy your family will be while eating here. You can pair your meal with one of many specialty cocktails or frozen daiquiris as well, in addition to beer and wine selections in addition to non-alcoholic smoothies. And then don’t forget to save room for dessert with such enticements as the Chinese Ginger Cake or Banana Cheesecake Eggrolls. Or cool off with a serving of either Strawberry-Red Bean Ice Cream or Caramel Ginger Ice Cream.
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