What I learned from trying all the Christmas Food at Tokyo Disney:
Japan's idea of Christmas is very different from America's. While an American Christmas is traditionally defined by gingerbread, peppermint, and festive baked goods, Japan sees Christmas in another light. The incorporation of reds and greens was definitely still present, but all the details that I grew up loving were no where to be seen.
It was new, exciting, and very different than what I was expecting! Giving all these new treats a try was quite the experience.
This one is for all the Disney Foodies out there! I absolutely LOVE food. Love it. And I had heard about some tasty things to try at Hong Kong Disney and they surely did not disappoint. From precious little dumplings to cool and delicious ice cream, it seems as though they just can't go wrong! So many of their snacks are unique to just Hong Kong, and are definitely worth a try.
1. Mickey & Minnie Chocolate Covered Oreos
If you love Oreos, these treats are for you! One of the first places you pass when you enter the park is the magical bakery on main street. This is where you can find these little friends and are perfect if you don't want anything too substantial. Of course Oreos are already delicious as it is, but these are even better when they are chocolate covered and look like our favorite mice!
The Royal Banquet Hall in Fantasyland has an incredible variety when it comes to food! You can come here for curry, pizza, Japanese food, DUMPLINGS, and many more options. Out of everything in this cozy little restaurant, the dim sum is by far the yummiest and the cutest. These little pork filled buns are shaped like the most adorable little pigs and are bound to warm your heart!
3. Mickey & Minnie Ice Cream Bars
Mickey Ice Cream bars are a staple at all the Disney Parks, but Hong Kong takes it to the next level! When you come across ice cream carts you can choose between Mickey OR MINNIE! While Mickey is vanilla ice cream coated with a crisp chocolate shell, Minnie is strawberry ice cream with a hard chocolate shell only the backside only. If you look closely you can see some of that chocolate dripping from behind Minnie's ears! This opens the door for some of those ice cream lovers who might not prefer chocolate. I love that more variety is offered, but the original Mickey Ice Cream Bar will always be my favorite!
4. Pineapple Bread
Pineapple bread is something that is so sweet, tasty, and very unique to Hong Kong as a region. Even the pineapple bread I found at 7/11 was amazing, but the one at Disneyland is even better because it's actually shaped like a pineapple! This little treat can also be found at the Main Street Bakery and hopefully yours will be cuter than the injured one we got.
5. Donald & Pooh Bear Donuts
Aside from the fact that the donuts were melting in our hands, eating these was just the most delightful experience! I imagined that these treats would be mainly cute and not as yummy, but they are far from mediocre. My expectations were definitely exceeded. They can also be found at the Mainstreet Bakery! As you can probably tell, that bakery cannot go wrong.
6. Small World Ice Cream
Whether you want your ice cream in a cup, cone, or waffle basket, this quaint little ice cream stand right by Small World won't disappoint! I got a simple vanilla ice cream in a chocolate sprinkled covered waffle cone. It was heavenly, but I would surely recommend the waffle basket! It seems to be their specialty and they had a few different options to choose from including ice cream topped with chocolate banana, mixed berries, or peaches!
7. Iron Man Waffle
Right on Main Street is a sweet little waffle cart with Mickey Waffles as far as the eye can see! Because the Iron Man Experience had just recently opened, they had a limited time Iron Man Waffle! It tastes just like the Mickey one, but of course the eating experience is even more epic because you're eating Iron Man's face. I personally prefer the one's at Disneyland in California (maybe I'm biased?). but they definitely took care of any waffle craving that I may have had!
8. Mickey Pizza
Pizza is already amazing, but it's twice as good when it's shaped like Mickey! We got this slice of heaven in the Royal Banquet Hall in Fantasyland (same place as the piggy dumplings). If you like adorable food, this is a GREAT option. If you're looking for quality pizza? Mmmmm, maybe try to find something else. It was still good!.... but at the end of the day it is still amusement park pizza.
9. Egg Tarts
The egg tarts are ALL over Hong Kong in various Chinese bakeries. The Bakery on Main Street sells them as well and is a great place to try this native treat if you don't come across it elsewhere! The flaky pastry is filled with a baked egg custard and is best served warm. I wasn't too sure about it when I first bought it, but it was definitely a MUST TRY for me!
10. Fried Squid
In Adventureland, there is a cart that sells "Safari Snacks" and this includes the park famous FRIED SQUID! The fried squid is pictured in Brenna's left hand and is packaged in a clear plastic wrap. It's extremely course and difficult to chew. I personally wasn't a big fan, but I know people in Hong Kong go crazy for it. That's okay! If you're anything like us and decide that you don't like the squid, you can get caramel popcorn from the same Safari Snack cart instead!
That's it for all the treats we tried at Hong Kong Disneyland! If you end up going, have fun in a magical place eating even more magical food.