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Throwback Thursday: Satu'li Canteen - Forgotten Favorites


While Satu'li Canteen is one of my favorite Quick Service restaurants at Walt Disney World, the menu has changed in the short few years it has been open and some of my favorites have been removed.  I wanted to share a look back at some of the opening year menu items and reminisce together.  

There were two main types of entrees on the menu here, the pods and the bowls, that much hasn't changed.  But some of the specifics of these items have.  

First up, there used to be two different flavor of pods you could get - cheeseburger and vegetarian.  While Disney's cheeseburger flavored things have been a long-time fan favorite, those vegetarian pods were my personal favorite!  I wonder if they will ever make a comeback, I'd absolutely go back for them.

Vegetable Steamed Curry Pods - Bao Buns - Steamed Vegetable Curry Pod with Eggplant, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Carrots, and Shallot Cilantro Cream served with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Vegetable Chips

There was also a heyday of quinoa which seems to have fizzled out a bit, but a quinoa and veggie salad was an option for the base with your bowls.  Wood-grilled chicken and Boba balls have been around since the start though. 

Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl - Wood-Grilled Chicken Thighs marinated with Garlic and Olive Oil topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls served with your choice of Base (quinoa and vegetable salad) and Sauce (chimichurri)
This next one I really miss.  Did you know Satu'li Canteen served breakfast at one point?  With Animal Kingdom opening as early as 7:30m for Resort Guests some days, and most of those guests heading to Flight of Passage, it made sense for there to be ample breakfast offerings.  They do now serve breakfast over at Pongu Pongu, but it's a small Quick Service stand with limited (but tasty!) options. 

What Satu'li Canteen offered was exciting and innovative.  I personally loved the fruit plate, but everything was delicious. They even had a signature Bloody Mary in the morning which looked very impressive if you like those.  It was also great to have some nice indoor seating and a place to cool off and eat breakfast, whereas most of the park breakfast options these days are grab and go unless you are going for a full Table Service meal.

Kid's Menu: Steamed Egg Pod Bao - Steamed Pod filled with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Spinach, Cheddar Cheese served with Grapes and your choice of beverage

Fresh Fruit Plate - Pandoran Tropical Fruits served with fresh Yogurt-Muesli topped with Vanilla scented Maple Syrup

Pork Hash - Slow Roasted Pork and Potato Hash topped with Grilled Chorizo Sausage, Green Onions served with Natural Jus

Do you have any favorite menu items you'd like to see brought back?

Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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