Hello readers of TDR Explorer. Hayatt here from Honorable Rat. That’s me in the picture above. That’s how my face looks like when I eat. As you can probably tell from the picture above, I love food. I love cooking, I love eating, I love exploring the world looking for good food, but most of all, I love going to Disney to pig out. I can spend a whole day in any Disney park, eating. No attractions, no shopping. Just stuffing my face with food. Now that I’ve introduced myself as a glutton to all you beautiful readers of TDR Explorer, let’s talk about… FOOD!
Before moving to Japan, I had no idea what Easter was. In fact, now that I’ve experienced Easter in Tokyo Disney, I still have no idea what Easter is. All I know is, Tokyo Disney introduces a lot of new food items to its parks, at this time. That makes me happy. So, with an empty stomach, I decided to visit Tokyo Disneyland to try out some of the snacks available for Disney’s Easter 2015.
Mixed Berry Sugar Churro
First up, I tried the Mixed Berry Sugar Churro. I love churros. Before visiting a Disney Theme Park, I had no idea what a churro was. We didn’t have churros when I was a kid, growing up in Singapore. We had Curry Puff, Egg Tarts, Agar Agar, Ice Kacang and Potong Ice Cream. I know that these must all sound really alien to you, but if you’re curious, ask Google. By the way, if you guys ever want a culinary adventure, you have to visit Singapore. You won’t regret it.
Alright, back to the review. My all time favorite churro at Disney is the Cinnamon Churro. The Mixed Berry Sugar Churro could definitely get in the ring with Cinnamon Churro. I fell in love with it after the first bite. It was brilliant. If you offered me a Cinnamon Churro or a Mixed Berry Sugar Churro, I might have to snatch both of them away from you and run away. I won’t be able to decide on which one to have, so I’ll just chow both of them down. I highly recommend that you get this snack. It’s well worth the money. I rate it a 5/5.
Chicken Minestrone Bread Cone
Next, we have the Chicken Minestrone Bread Cone. It was ridiculously cold when I visited Tokyo Disneyland on this day. It was 3 degrees celsius and snowing. That’s crazy weather for April. It was just a miserable day and I needed something to warm me up. This did the trick. As I slowly explored this snack, I bit into a bit of a surprise. There was a quail egg in the Chicken Minestrone. That was a nice little touch and towards the end, at the bottom of the bread cone, there was cheese. On a cold day, this snack is highly recommended. It certainly hit the spot. This snack gets a 4/5.
Chilled Chicken Creole
As the day went by, I got a little peckish again and decided to go for another snack run. This time, I visited Cafe Orleans and got the Chilled Chicken Creole. As I mentioned before, it was a cold day in Tokyo Disneyland. I didn’t really want to get a chilled snack at that point, but I decided to take one for the team and go for it. Before this trip to Tokyo Disneyland, I did a bit of research and this was on my “Snacks to try” list. Mother Nature threw me a curveball, but I stayed true to the list, I had to. There was no other way. After taking my first bite, I was beginning to think that I should have listened to Mother Nature. The Chilled Chicken Creole was kinda flavorless. It being chilled didn’t help. I wonder why this snack is chilled. It would have been better if it was hot. I learned a lesson with this one, always listen to Mother Nature. This gets a 2/5 in my book. Spend your coins on other snacks. This was definitely not worth the money.
Caramel and Custard Tipo Torta
It seems like the snacks being reviewed are getting worse. This is not good. I needed something to pick me up towards the end of the day. I raised my head and started walking towards the Tipo Torta cart in Fantasyland to get the Caramel and Custard Tipo Torta. I was kinda anxious about this cause I’ve never tried a Tipo Torta in my life. I didn’t even know what it was. I was gambling on this unknown snack to raise my spirits. I felt like Indiana Jones at that moment. Courageous, daring, and adventurous. As I was lining up to get this snack, I kept thinking to myself, ” Please don’t let this one be bad. Please don’t let me end my day in Tokyo Disneyland feeling like the weather. Wet and cold.”
As I slowly bit into the Caramel and Custard Tipo Torta, a smile began to emerge on my face. As I chewed on it, my smile became bigger. This snack was amazing. It definitely raised my spirits. The crust was a delight to bite into and the filling was delicious. I couldn’t believe that it took me 32 years to discover this. I will definitely be back to get this snack before Easter is over. No doubt, this gets a perfect 5/5. You have to try it. This snack was the highlight of this trip to Tokyo Disneyland.
Lemon Cream Bread
Since this is the first time writing for TDR Explorer, I have decided to be generous and give you a little freebie. Think of it as a welcome gift. For this trip to Tokyo Disneyland, I stayed at the Ambassador Hotel. As I was on my way to Tokyo Disneyland, I found this delightfully shaped Lemon Cream Bread in Tick Tock Diner. I knew I had to get it. Something this cute had to be devoured. I walked into Tick Tock Diner, grabbed it, walked up to the cashier and paid 670 yen for it. Now, that’s a pricey piece of pastry. This better be good. Are you guys ready for this? Drumroll, please…
This Disney Easter’s Special Bread was… wait for it… terrible. Yes, it was terrible. It was dry and there they were stingy with the cream. Most of what I ate was dry bread. The only good thing about the Lemon Cream Bread is the way it looks. I recommend that you walk into Tick Tock Diner, pick up the Lemon Cream Bread, take a picture with it and put it back. Don’t waste your money on this. This gets a 1/5. One point for it’s cuteness.
With that last bit of honesty, I bid you guys farewell, for now. I hope that you guys have enjoyed reading my first guest post on TDR Explorer. A big thank you to Chris Nilghe for this opportunity to be a guest blogger on TDR Explorer. Arigatou gozaimasu.
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