Author: Nick the Disney Devo (tee)
In 2007, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom added it's second table service restaurant, the Anandapur Yak and Yeti Restaurant, in the Asian section. My wife and I had the good fortune to be there for the Yak and Yeti's opening week. The food was terrific then, and has only gotten better. On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, my wife, our friends, and I revisited Yak and Yeti.
This is a beautiful restaurant, with two floors full of Asian/Indian flavored rooms. We enjoyed just spending time just looking at the beautiful decor.
The food and drinks also have an Asian/Indian flavor that you will enjoy and the portions are large, and perfect for sharing, which is what we did.
Let's talk about some of our favorite dishes!
Baby Back Ribs - slow-roasted ribs, hoisin BBQ sauce, chicken fried rice, sweet chili slaw: $25.99
The ribs are very tender, and the spice tangy, but by no means overwhelming. The fried rice is amazing.
Crispy Mahi Mahi - filet of mahi mahi, Japanese bread crumbs, Cantonese sweet and sour sauce, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables: $22.99
This is my wife's favorite dish, and she orders it every time. The mahi mahi is crispy on the outside, yet light, flaky and juicy inside. The chili sauce is lightly spicy and the vegetables are always fresh.
Duck with Anandapur Glaze - roasted half duckling, orange wasabi glaze, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables: $22.99
The duck was delicious, and the sauce a perfect compliment. Again, I love the vegetables. This was my second favorite entree of the four.
Chicken Lo Mein - Lo Mein noodles, carrots, cabbage, green onions, bean sprouts, chicken: $17.99
While you can get Chicken Lo Mein at any Chinese restaurant, I promise you can't get it quite the way Yak and Yeti does it. This was my favorite dish of them all. Perfectly flavored chicken and the mix of noodles and vegetables was just right. Absolutely the best Chicken Lo Mein I've ever had!
So my review? Yak and Yeti's restaurants themeing is wonderful and the food is even better. Put it on your next vacation schedule.
Nick is co-writer of the Disney Musings Blog with his wife, Barbie.