The Skipper Canteen restaurant, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, has released its new menu. While some offerings have been removed, and some favorites remain, they have added some new offerings, and changed the ingredients of some original menu offerings. Many visitors have avoided this restaurant because of its unique menu, while many others have stopped in to enjoy a meal for that very same reason.
For appetizers, the Sustainable Fish Collar is no longer on the menu. They have added a new item called the Shiriki Noodle Salad. This salad offering contains rice noodles, edamame beans, mushrooms, green mango, and cucumber tossed with a sweet chili sauce. The rest of the appetizer menu choices remain the same with some minor changes such as the Baladi Salad now being served with a coriander-mint vinaigrette dressing.
For entrees, Skip’s Mac and Cheese has been replaced with Skip’s Beefy Baked Pasta which consists of spiced braised beef, pasta and bechamel sauce served with seasonal vegetables. The “Tastes Like Chicken” Because It Is! is now a crispy fried chicken, whereas before it was a marinated grilled option, served with citrus and ginger-scented rice, chili glaze, and seasonal vegetables. The Curried Vegetable Crew Stew remains on the menu but has undergone some adjustments. The roasted acorn squash, lentils, and collard greens have been replaced with coconut rice, naan bread, and seasonal vegetables. This was my personal favorite dish. I am disappointed that this menu item has changed so drastically by removing the good protein and uncommon vegetables only to add a lot of starch to the dish with some seasonal vegetables added for good measure. The seasonal vegetables appear to be a common staple to this menu. New to the menu is the Whole Fried Fish served with jasmine rice, grilled scallions, and soy-ginger vinaigrette. This dish, as pictured on the new menu, has me thinking that I am not adventurous enough for this particular dish!
Clearly the chefs and the crew at Skipper Canteen have put a lot of thought and effort into this updated menu. They have tried to tone down some of the offerings, while really spicing it up on some others. If you are feeling adventurous with regards to trying new foods, you may want to have a meal at Skipper Canteen.
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