WDW Dining Review: Morimoto Asia (Disney Springs)

While I was down at WDW last month, my friends and I went to Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs to celebrate my friend Kaila’s birthday. It was my first time dining here and, to be honest, I have been hesitant in trying this place because I usually am not a fan of high end Asian dining. However, it was where Kaila wanted to go for her special night, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the meal.

Ready to dine, complete with fancy chopsticks!

 

Here are the dishes we enjoyed:

Appetizers

Kakuni Pork Bao- steamed buns, braised pork belly, lettuce, spicy mayo

 

Pork Dumplings Dim Sum- pork, Napa cabbage, scallion

 

Shrimp Tempura Roll- asparagus, spicy mayo

 

Overall, the appetizers were so good. Kaila additionally ordered a cup of miso soup, but was treated to a bowl of it, by accident. No picture of that monstrosity, but it was enjoyed by both her and I. The table shared  two orders each of the bao and dim sum, and almost ordered a third of each, they were that good.

Entrees

Orange Chicken- tempura chicken, Chinese broccoli, wok-tossed with a sweet Florida orange sauce

Duck Ramen- Peking duck broth, egg noodles, duck meat, scallion, soy marinated egg, cilantro

These were the two entrees that Adam and I got, respectively. Neither one of us completely finished them, mainly because at that point we were getting full. However, both were delicious, filled with a lot of flavor and varying textures.

In addition, Kaila just wanted a bunch of salmon for her birthday, so the chef made up a plate of salmon sashimi just for her. She was a happy Kaila for sure… and ate that salmon so fast I did not have time for a picture!

One of the drinks gotten that night was a Lucky Buddha, which came in this fun glass.

 

We ended up not getting any desserts, as we were all full from the meal. Sadly, this ended up happening a few times on this trip, and being that I enjoy sweets it was a bit painful to have to say no to the dessert menu.

 

Overall, we had a wonderful time. Kaila got to eat her salmon, something she was hoping to get all day. The staff at Morimoto Asia was very attentive, especially since we had various orders put in throughout our visit. Given the opportunity, I would most certainly go back to this restaurant on a future visit to Disney Springs. However, next time I venture into this beautiful shopping and dining district for dinner, I think I might dine at The Edison or Paddlefish, as they are on my list of restaurants to try as well.

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