I was surprised at how busy Yak & Yeti was when we entered the restaurant. We were only able to get two seats at the bar so the other two had to stand. But we knew that it would likely be worth it.
– Bar photo courtesy of the Disney Food Blog –
We began by ordering a round of drinks. I went with my usual cocktail from their Specialty menu…
Big Bamboo with Malibu Coconut Rum, Bacardi Light Rum, DeKuyper Banana Liqueur and Tropical Fruit Juices
I again really enjoyed this drink. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. And it’s light, fruity and refreshing. I will likely always order it whenever I visit Yak & Yeti.
We then ordered two things from the Small Plates section of the menu to share…
Pork Egg Rolls served with Chili plum dipping sauce
Pork Pot Stickers (pan seared), served with soy lime dipping sauce
Both of these were very good. While I really like their pot stickers, I love the Yak & Yeti egg rolls. Also, in my opinion, both the pot stickers and egg rolls are better here than at Morimoto Asia, plus they are slightly less expensive. At Morimoto you get two egg rolls for $8 (or $4 each), while at Y & Y there are three egg rolls per order for $9.99 (or $3.33 each). And for $11 at Morimoto you get four pork dumplings/pot stickers, while at Yak & Yeti you get five for $9.99.
Though we were all full at this point, I somehow managed to convince my group into sharing a dessert with me…
I had been craving one particular Yak & Yeti dessert…
Fried Wontons – Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons topped with honey-vanilla sauce and served with fresh strawberry slices and vanilla ice cream
This is one of my favorite Disney World desserts. While it doesn’t rank quite as high on my favorites list as Narcoossee’s Almond Cheesecake, Liberty Tree Tavern’s Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake or the No Way Jose at Beaches & Cream, it definitely makes the list. Yum!!!
So this very successful visit to the Yak & Yeti bar resulted in the scheduling of a lunch ADR at the restaurant during my December trip to the World.