Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Visit to Nine Dragons at Disney's Epcot Center


                                                                    
On one of the evenings that we were visiting Epcot during the Food and Wine Festival, we decided that we wanted a sit down meal instead of grabbing some food from one of the kiosks.

Nine Dragons  restaurant in the China Pavilion wasn't even on my radar of a place I wanted to visit but Scott suggested it and I thought "Why not?". I had ever eaten here before so I was up for something new.

Entry area to Nine Dragons and the Nine Dragons Dinning area

Surprisingly there was no wait, so we were able to walk right in and be seated.


We were seated right by the window, which I loved. I hate eating in restaurants that are dark and have no natural light coming in. I also liked that we could "people watch" all the folks strolling through Epcot.  Whatever they were selling in the China kiosk over there must have been a big hit because we watched tons of people order food from there.

At first, I wasn't overly impressed with the Nine Dragons' menu, but when the food came out I was pleasantly surprised.

I am a huge fan of Chai tea but have never had it as an "iced" tea.

 
This my friends was FABULOUS. I would come back to Nine Dragons again just to have a Chai Tea!
 
Our meal consisted of :
1. The Cucumber salad ( There were a few more pieces on the plate before I snapped the picture, not many, but a few). This had kind of a sour taste to it and I would not order this again. Scott liked it though.
 
2. Spring rolls ( which were yummy)
 
3. I thought this was the honey Sesame Chicken but as I looked back through other pictures, our chicken did not have the sesame seeds on it. Scott said he thought it was Sweet and Sour Chicken but as I looked back through the menu, there was no Sweet and Sour chicken on it. It was definitely sweet tasting and not sour so I definitely think it was the Honey chicken without the Sesame seeds on it. Regardless of what it was, it was very tasty and I would not hesitate to get it again.
 
There wasn't much on the dessert menu but that was okay, I hadn't planned on getting dessert anyway. I was hoping to find something from one of the Food and Wine kiosks as we continued our stroll through Epoct.
 
So overall, I did enjoy Nine Dragons and I would not hesitate to go there again. I know the portions look small in my pictures, but they could easily be split between two people with moderate appetites.
 
Have you ever been pleasantly surprised about a new restaurant you've tried?  What's your favorite restaurant in World Showcase? ~M


24 comments:

  1. I know this sounds bad, but I always skip over China and Japan in the world showcase. I guess I figure I can just get that food back at home. I love to always stop in France and England.

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  2. I don't think I'd heard anything about this restaurant before. Good to know that it's another good option at Epcot and that there wasn't a line. I really like the British pub there as well as the Mexican restaurant (the one outside the pyramid). We always stop to get something sweet in France. Last time we had an ice cream panini that was amazing.

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    1. We have been to the Mexican one before and had planned to try the British pub but didn't get a chance!

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  3. Always great to find non fast food options in Epcot right?

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    1. We like a combination of both. Sit down restaurants are nice when you want to relax a bit!

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  4. Iced chai tea? That sounds very intriguing. I'm a huge fan of chai tea (its currently my only source of caffeine in the morning). I might have to try this out when we're there next month!

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  5. While Japan is my favorite pavilion, I've always wondered about the Nine Dragons. This is good to know. It's definitely on my radar now.

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  6. This is one I haven't eaten at either. I was pleasantly surprised in Japan though, at their quick service counter. There were plenty of seats and the food was quite good.

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    1. I have been to the Japan restaurant 10 years ago but I really don't remember much!

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    1. It was very enjoyable and we had a great view!

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  8. All your posts make me miss Disney so much. I definitely need to plan a trip back there soon.

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    1. There are definitely lots of good food options!

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  9. Oh man, I love iced chai tea... I bet it was delish there!

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    1. Oh yes! I've done my own version before but it's not quite the same!

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  10. The only time I have been to Disney that is where we ate, it was really good! Sadly, I didn't get the chai tea!

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  11. My favorite restaurant in Epcot is Chefs de France. Love the profiteroles for dessert and the french onion soup is quite tasty too!

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    1. I've always been afraid to try that place but one day I will!

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  12. That tea sounds amazing. I have had it hot, but never iced.

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  13. The food sounds great, but it's the pictures of people in shorts that have me drooling!

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