8. China’s Five-Spiced Fish
For larger, more substantial plated entrée selections within Epcot’s China Pavilion there are numerous quick service options at Lotus Blossom Café as well as hearty menu features at Nine Dragons Restaurant. The latter delivers an authentic table service Chinese experience sporting lavish décor of wood and glass workings as well as a host of abundant Chinese cuisine classics. One such favorite menu selection many simply can’t pass up is the Five-spiced Fish plate.
Also rightfully known as “Fragrant Five-spice Fish,” this entrée comes served up to you as whitefish fillets sautéed and seasoned with traditional Chinese-style five-spice sauce. Additionally, Nine Dragons boasts a profuse range of other classics celebrating the very best in Cantonese, Mongolian, Hunan, and Szechuan cuisine. End any meal on a sweet note with Banana Cheesecake Eggrolls, Chinese Ginger Cake, or ice cream available in Strawberry Red Bean and Caramel Ginger flavors.
7. Hummus Fries in Morocco
Within Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion you’ll find some of the most exotic, versatile dishes to delight and attract adventurous appetites. There are several different food spots around offering a range of cultural cuisine novelties. Many such novelties are at first unheard of to some diners, but once they are given a try they go on to be unexpected highly enjoyable delights. And one such hidden gem example many folks find themselves craving for is the Spice Road Table’s signature Hummus Fries small plate.
In recent years hummus has gained a large fan following all over the world, so this enticing must-try plate combines a familiar favorite with an exotic Mediterranean-inspired novelty you just can’t turn down. The fries come dished up as battered and fried chickpeas with cumin, cilantro, and preserved lemon aïoli.
6. Canada’s Poutine
The Canada Pavilion has some pretty cheesy offerings you just can’t get enough of. You may have already heard about the famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup made from Moosehead Pale Ale beer and topped with bacon from Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats. But there are other regional recommendations to try here as well, like Poutine. Originating in Quebec with several different variations to boot, the basics of Poutine are pretty simple—a composition of French fries, cheese curds and brown gravy mixed together to bring forth an unexpected delightful blending of tastes. You’ll find two delightful variations of Poutine on the menu at the Canada Pavilion’s most celebrated table service pick—Le Cellier Steakhouse.
One is the Montreal Poutine plate with fresh-cut fries, Montreal-smoked brisket, French onion gravy, Gruyère cheese, pickled vegetable slaw, and mustard-beer sauce. The other is Le Cellier Signature Poutine, which comes dished up as a mix of French fries, Canadian cheddar, truffles, and red wine reduction. You’ll also find Poutine possibilities at the quick service World Showcase Refreshment Port, also within the bounds of the Canada Pavilion. There’s the Signature Poutine, which combines fries, Canadian cheddar, and bacon sauce with cheese curds as well as Traditional Poutine with fries, beef gravy, and cheese curds.