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Old 02-11-2010, 11:26 AM   #46
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So excited to be trying Yak & Yeti for the first time next week!
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:52 PM   #47
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Mark and I both ordered croissant sandwiches. Normally they come with egg, cheese, and bacon, but I had them omit the bacon from mine.





This was probably the poorest meal of the trip. I was expected more of an egg patty, not scrambled egg that falls out as you try to eat the sandwich. It was the regular scrambled eggs you get on the platters - so the quality isn't great, and the temperature is usually slightly warm at best. The cheese was a processed "cheese product' type of deal. The croissant was the only passable part of the equation. Frankly, I like McDonald's breakfast items better that that sandwich!

Mark had a 'Nescrappe' coffee, which he seems to find passable. I don't drink straight coffee so I've never had it. I had an OJ with my sandwich. It was just the standard Minute Made, from concentrate that's all over Disney. Blech.

It was more of a meal for fuel than an enjoyable dining event.

I'll rate it a 3 out of 10.
Ok are you my twin? I cannot drink the Nescrape stuff either but DH doesnt mind it at all and I do not care for the OJ either...give me fresh squeezed or get it outta here!

The breakfast egg thing ticks me off because they make the world's best croissant sandwich at Main Street Bakery, why can't they duplicate it, or at least the egg portion of it, at the other CS places. A nice little folded egg omelette like patty with cheese inside, soooo good!

I had the tomato egg and cheese croissant from the BW Bakery last June and it was good except my egg was falling out in little bits all over the table and the stupid birds were zooming in to scoop it up!
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:04 PM   #48
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DD and I are big fans of Y&Y. We eat there at least once a trip. It is a nice addition to AK. We have not had dessert yet, usually too full. If you go in a cooler month, try the hot tea, I love the tea pot. And I agree, the 10% AP discount is nice. (As are the Mypoints Gift Cards )
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:13 PM   #49
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Desserts & Alcohol?? I'm in!! Can't wait to read more!
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #50
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Ok are you my twin? I cannot drink the Nescrape stuff either but DH doesnt mind it at all and I do not care for the OJ either...give me fresh squeezed or get it outta here!

The breakfast egg thing ticks me off because they make the world's best croissant sandwich at Main Street Bakery, why can't they duplicate it, or at least the egg portion of it, at the other CS places. A nice little folded egg omelette like patty with cheese inside, soooo good!

I had the tomato egg and cheese croissant from the BW Bakery last June and it was good except my egg was falling out in little bits all over the table and the stupid birds were zooming in to scoop it up!
I think we are dining twins! We seem to have the same tastes in Disney food. That sandwich at Main Street Bakery sounds good, but I like to eat before I go in to the park! I bet they could easily duplicate it, but they don't want to....more reason for people to pay admission to get inside the parks!!!

I'm not even looking for fresh-squeezed OJ at a CS, but at least something not from concentrate...would that be so hard? I guess it's my trade off for the Coke. I HATE Pepsi, and if Disney had Pepsi products...oh boy, there would be trouble! So I guess I'd rather have Coke and Minute Maid OJ than Pepsi and Tropicana OJ.

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DD and I are big fans of Y&Y. We eat there at least once a trip. It is a nice addition to AK. We have not had dessert yet, usually too full. If you go in a cooler month, try the hot tea, I love the tea pot. And I agree, the 10% AP discount is nice. (As are the Mypoints Gift Cards )
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Ooohhh, that food at Yak & Yeti looks sooo good, it almost makes me want to go to AK. (Never been, not interested except for the food. Hubby is a major animal lover so for our December trip I've been telling him that all of the animal are animatronic! )

Wow, the prices at Bern's are good! We still don't have Valentine's plans yet, so maybe this weekend (if we can still get a reservation!). Or, at least soon.
You should def try AK!!! It's one of, if not my favorite park. Hey, even if it's not your thing, you at least have to go for the food at Yak and Yeti!

I wouldn't count on getting a Bern's reservation for this weekend, but maybe the next one? They will take reservations up to 6 weeks in advance. You could go for a belated Valentine's Day.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #51
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We're thinking of stopping in at Y&Y and trying some appetizers and drinks in their bar ... I've been wanting to try the Yak Attack ever since I first heard about. More for the name than anything else which is perhaps the dumbest reason to try a new drink but that's just how I roll in WDW!
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #52
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MyPoints is a rewards program. I do several rewards programs, mostly Sunshine Rewards, for extra money for Disney. One of the options for MyPoints is Landry Restaurants Gift Cards, which they take at Y&Y, Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex. Lots on info on Rewards Programs if you go almost to the last Sub-Forum on the main page. (Disney Reward Programs or something like that?) Now, back to your regularly scheduled Food.....
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LOVING your dining review!!! Great detail, I feel like I'm eating right there with you! Except why am I still hungry? Can't wait for more!
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:02 AM   #54
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Enjoyed The Ditch twice last week!!! The jalapeno margarita and crab tostadas are my new favorite things!
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LOVING your dining review!!! Great detail, I feel like I'm eating right there with you! Except why am I still hungry? Can't wait for more!
Thanks Shannon. I know, I get so hungry when I read or write DRs!

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Ohh twice in one week, what a lush! It's pretty addictive, huh?
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:11 PM   #56
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If DH had gotten his way we'd have gone every day.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:12 AM   #57
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So tell me about the food...Boma and Jiko Culinary Tours

After a day at AK, what more appropriate place for dinner than a restaurant at AKL?

We had a 5:00 ADR at Boma, but we decided to go around 4 to take the culinary tours or Boma and Jiko I found out about through Shenanigoat's DR. (Thanks for sharing!)

You just show up at the Boma podium at 4 and tell them you'd like to do the culinary tour. That's it - no reservations or payments required!

We were led in the tour by a guy from....oh darn, his country of origin and name escapes me...but he was at Disney on one of those 1 year cultural immersion kind of programs. He was very friendly and did a great job.

They tell you about the design inspirations behind the decor and how different sections represent different African countries.



Notice how the columns look like clay pots? Pretty nifty, huh?

Our guide was really informative and the information was interesting. But sorry, I didn't take notes and I don't recall much of it. Maybe I was just excited about the sampling I'd heard about!

Soup Sampling time!!


Our guide showed us the different 'pods' for the food at Boma. He told us about some of their signature items and how they're made. Then we got to try the soups! He let us go back several times and have a few spoonfuls of each kind.

Mmmm cookies...


After we told our guide we'd see him in an hour, we were dropped off to our Jiko guide, who again, I can't remember a name. I do however, recall that he was from Swaziland!

Here is he, explaining that rings around the columns in Jiko resprent the African tribes like the Ndebele, where the women wear rings around their necks according to their status - the more rings, the higher up she is in the tribe.


We got the same type of spiel at Jiko about the restaurant decor. I remember more details from here, maybe because I thought our guide was cute!



The things hanging from the ceiling are obviously birds. The back lighting on the walls changes color throughout the evening to mimic a sunset. A lot of the tables in Jiko are made of imported African Zebra wood. Our guide even showed us a hidden Mickey in the rocks outside the window at Jiko.

The wine list is exclusively South African. While we were having our culinary tour, most of the Jiko CM's were doing a wine tasting - so you can really trust your server's wine advice here!

Wine Tree -


Next we got to do some food tasting! We sat at the counter up by the huge wood burning ovens -


They had prepared for us the trio of dips and African breads appetizer. There were only 3 of us on the tour, and they had made 3 fullk servings, so we had lots to munch on!

Mmmm noms.


There were 3 different kinds of bread - Lentil Papadum, Flax Seed Naan, and Whole Wheat Lavosh. I wasn't wild over the Lavosh, but the Naan and Papadum are quite amazing.

Then there were the dips -


The left bowl is a Kalamata Olive Hummus. In the middle is Durban Tikka Masala. On the right is a spicy Malay Lentil and Spinach Dip.
I really liked all the dips, but the Tikka Masala and Lentil and Spinach are both quite spicy. I think the Lentil and Spinach also has some cilantro in it. I enjoyed dipping the Naan the most. The papadum has spices in it, so I enjoyed it best plain.

While we ate our bread and dips, this Jiko chef was pulling Naan out of the wood burning ovens.


He was talking up the restaurant and telling us how badly we needed to try it. He claims Jiko is the best signature. You could tell he really liked his job. I assured him I would be making an ADR for Jiko on my next trip, and that he better have some Naan for me. Well buddy, I'll be there in about 2 weeks!

I also had a long conversation with our guide from Swaziland. He was impressed I had heard of and knew where the country was located. We talked about the cultural differences and how he was adjusting to life in the US. I told him I could relate, having lived in France for a while! We both agreed that everyone should spend some time in a few foreign countries. We think it would make the world a more peaceful place.

Around 4:30 we finally got ourselves to stop eating the bread and left so the poor guys could get back to work.

I highly recommend doing this tour if you're around AKL at 4pm! Great thing if you need a snack.

Coming up next: A DIS Meet Dinner at Boma!

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Old 02-26-2010, 02:57 AM   #58
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Can't wait to hear what you think of Boma, we have our first ADR there in March
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:54 PM   #59
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That culinary tour sounds awesome! I will have to try that next Saturday when I go for my solo day-trip! The price can't be beat .

And those wine trees- I WANT ONE! (Does Santa come in March? Because I don't think that I could wait until December!!!
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Thanks for sharing! I'm totally enjoying your reviews!
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