Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Food Reviews Part 3 (Shi Wasu & American Holiday Table)

We continue our Christmasy trip around the World Showcase with a stop at Shi Wasu.

Shi Wasu

Shi Wasu is located in Japan’s usual Food & Wine spot.

New Year Celebration SobaBuckwheat Soba Noodles in Hot Dashi Soup with Chicken and Spinach$6.75

This is Kim’s favorite dish of the entire festival. You get a good sized portion of piping hot soup, with a rich, savory broth, lots of tender soba noodles, fresh spinach, and a sizable hunk of chicken in each bowl. We’ve ordered this 3 times already. Kim would likely give this a 10, but since I’m doing the rankings…

Score: 8.5 out of 10

Holiday Green Tea “Yule Log”Delicate Spongecake rolled with Whipped Cream Filling$5.00

Fluffy spongecake with a mild green tea flavor, sweet strawberry whipped cream, rich strawberry sauce, one small strawberry, and some plain old whipped cream. The combination works pretty well together. Though I wouldn’t classify this as “must order”, I think this is the second best “Yule log” at the festival, behind only the one from Canada.

Score: 7.5 out of 10

Ichigo Milk BobaPopping Strawberry Boba Cream Drink with Japanese Calpico$5.25

If you’ve ever had Strawberry Calpico (a Japanese yogurt drink), this is basically a smoothie version of that. Rich, creamy, with a pleasant sweet strawberry flavor. The strawberry popping boba add a bit of fun and a burst of even more sweetness.

Score: 7.5 out of 10

Japan’s booth has a pretty strong lineup this year. That is 5 worthwhile booths in a row. Will America make it 6?

American Holiday Table

Slow-roasted TurkeyServed with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce$5.50

Christmas on a plate, V1. Just like grandma’s house. The turkey is surprisingly tender and juicy, and the fixings all taste just as you’d expect.

Score: 8.5 out of 10

Hand-carved Smoked HamServed with Green Beans and Sweet Potato Casserole$6.00

Christmas on a plate, V2. When I received this dish, I began to lament the lack of traditional Christmas side dishes. Then I tasted the sweet potato casserole, and forgot that other foods existed. It’s delicious, sweet and cinnamony just like you’d expect. The candied pecans take it up a notch. The ham is very good as well, tender, salty, and a bit smoky. The green beans are… green beans.

Score: 9.0 out of 10

Chocolate Pecan TartServed with Whipped Cream and Whiskey-Caramel Sauce$4.50

This tastes like your classic pecan pie, infused with chocolate and covered in rich caramel. Delicious!

Score: 8.5 out of 10

American Heritage Milk Chocolate Gourmet Hot Cocoawith Wondermade Marshmallows$3.75

Best cocoa we’ve ever had. Rich and chocolaty… even the marshmallows are amazing.

Score: 9.0 out of 10

The American booth is another huge success. I’m starting to get “best festival ever” vibes… but the remaining booths will have to maintain this momentum. Will they? You’ll have to wait until my next post to find out!

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