In Animal Kingdom’s Asia, to the left of the main entrance of the Yak & Yeti Restaurant, is their quick service option, Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes.
Here, they serve several popular entrees, as well as a few sides and desserts. While I’ve eaten at the table service restaurant on several occasions, I’ve typically passed by this location. I decided to try a couple of their sides as an entree. While I’m a big fan of the vegetable egg rolls served at the nearby stand in the park and the cart in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, I tend to avoid the pork variety (or shrimp & pork combination as sold in the mentioned locations).
I decided to order one of the Pork Egg Rolls ($2.49) to try, as well as the Chicken Fried Rice ($3.99). Along with a soda ($2.59), the meal rang in at under $10.
The egg roll had a nice, golden brown color. It had a bit of crunch to the exterior with a slightly chewy interior to the wrapper.
The ground pork within didn’t seem to have a very distinguishable flavor, other than you could tell it was pork. It did have a textural element that made it different from the vegetable egg rolls I enjoy. I did like this one too, and would definitely order it again. It seemed “fresher” like it was recently fried as opposed to the one in Adventureland that is sitting on a tray in a heater.
Next is the Chicken Fried Rice. If there’s anything to know about Chinese food is that these take-out boxes pack a LOT of food.
The rice is really packed into the container, and despite digging away at it for several bites, it still was full.
The chicken pieces are small and a bit dry, but the flavor of the entire rice dish is about what I expect from a decent local restaurant. It had bits of carrots and peas throughout. Matt, being a huge fan of Chinese food, thought it was really good. The portion size for the price is also a great value.
Stopping by for a couple sides at Local Food Cafes is a quick, inexpensive way to fill you up. Even their entree prices are quite reasonable. If you’re more concerned with attractions than sitting down at the full service restaurant, it’s a great way to enjoy Yak & Yeti’s food while keeping on schedule.
When you’re in the mood for Yak & Yeti, do you take the time to sit at the restaurant or opt for the quick service next door? Which items are your favorites?