2014 Food & Wine: Hawai’i

Hawaii’s food offerings haven’t changed (with the exception of price) since its introduction to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in 2011. With the popularity of the kiosk, there would likely be some uproar if the menu were to replace either of the items, especially the Kalua Pork Slider.

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The Slider is up 25 cents, and the Poke is up 50 cents over last year.

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The Kalua Pork Slider is topped with Sweet-and-Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise. This is one of Matt’s favorites, and while we haven’t ordered it yet this year, I’m sure it will make it into the mix before the festival ends. Otherwise, I’ll be put to work making it at home. Well, chances are that will happen regardless… 😉

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The Tuna Poke, served on Seaweed Salad and garnished with Lotus Root Chips, is a fantastic light dish to enjoy, especially on the warmer days of the festival. It’s another dish we’ve yet to order this year, but we’re always ready to enjoy some raw tuna and seaweed salad. I doubt we could get on line at Hawai’i and not walk away with one of each of the food options!

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The Aulani Sunset has replaced the Aulani Sunrise, and while I haven’t had it yet to compare the cocktails (nor do I have the recipe for the former), we have made the Aulani Sunrise at home, and we recommend you do to! It has juice in it, so you can totally enjoy it at/for breakfast. 😉

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We’ll keep you posted on updated reviews from Hawai’i as the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival continues. What have you tried from the kiosk, and what did you think? What are you looking forward to trying?

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5 responses to “2014 Food & Wine: Hawai’i

  1. I must be the only person who’s not fond of the pork slider. It’s not bad but when I tried it (when it first came out) it was kinda dry and not very flavorful. I enjoyed the tuna poke but the last time I had it, it was rather salty for some reason. I do hope they keep it around for next year (well if I’m allowed raw food by then lol).

  2. That darn consistency strikes again!

  3. I agree that there would be an uproar if Hawaii changed its menu items. And they shouldn’t. This and South Korea are the only booths with two solid winners for their food items. I wouldn’t mind if they add something, but I would be upset if something got substituted (especially that tuna poke). The tropical drinks, however, I can live without. I remain surprised that they don’t have a Dole Whip machine there in the booth,

  4. A Dole Whip machine there would make more sense than at Refreshment Port, but perhaps it’s to cut down on inevitable lines.

  5. I had the Pork Slider and loved it! Hopefully it will be there again next year! 🙂

    And I agree that they should be serving Dole Whip!