Lunch at Yak and Yeti

Dim Sum at Disney World?

We shared our Adventures at Animal Kingdom on a previous post. But now, it’s time for Lunch at Yak and Yeti.

Appetizer (Shared)
Dim Sum Basket for Two – Pork pot stickers, shrimp siu mai, cha su bao, and pork siu mai steamed on a banana leaf, soy lime dipping sauce

Entree (Shared)
Chicken Lo Mein – Lo Mein noodles, carrots, cabbage, green onions, bean sprouts

Kathy: Yak Attack – Mango Daiquiri, Bacardi Light Rum, and Wildberry Flavors
Rich: Shock Top Belgian Wheat Ale (draft)

Last Saturday, we had an incredible morning at Animal Kingdom. I hadn’t been in this park for years, and it was wonderful to be back.

At 11:00 am, we were hungry and ready for lunch at Yak and Yeti. This would be a first for us at this restaurant.

We were led upstairs and into a wonderfully themed dining room and seated by a window overlooking the park.

We really wanted to order the Dim Sum Basket, but we were wary since I am allergic to shrimp. We told our server about this, and he quickly got the chef to talk to us about the issue. The chef soon arrived at our table and suggested that she could either replace the shrimp with pork or cook and serve the shrimp separately. We chose the latter.

When our appetizer was ready, the chef came out with our server. As the shrimp siu mai was placed on the table separate from the rest of the basket, the chef said that she had cooked the shrimp separately and was even delivering a separate dipping sauce bowl so the shrimp wouldn’t mix with the rest of the items. What incredible service!

The dim sum basket was incredible. The potstickers were some of the best we’ve ever had. It was also great to have cha su bao (bbq pork steamed bun) again. And the siu mai was wonderful too. I think everything was kicked up with the amazing soy lime dipping sauce. Exquisite!

Our server was very helpful throughout the meal. He mentioned that the entrees were very large, so since we had an appetizer, we decided to share the entree as well. We settled on the Chicken Lo Mein. It was a large portion, and we were glad we shared. This entree was delicious too. The chicken was especially yummy with a nice crispy coating.

Kathy had to have a Yak Attack, and it was very tasty (I had a sip). I had a cold Shock Top Ale on tap that complemented the food perfectly.

We had no room left for dessert on this visit, although it would be great to come back when we can try the fried wontons.

The service, atmosphere, and food were all top notch here. We had heard great things about the Yak Attack, but we were a little hesitant beforehand about the food since we have pretty high standards for Asian food (from our days living in San Francisco). But this place is terrific, and we wouldn’t hesitate to return.

About Rich Eckardt

Byzantine Catholic Convert. Knight of Columbus. Celebrant of the Divine Office.