As I’ve done for the last two years, I wanted to rank every food and dessert (in the next post) that we ate at Disneyland, with the ones that we didn’t actually have this time being in italics. If you’re interested in reading my food rankings from previous years, you can find 2017 here and 2018 here. So let’s waste no time!
12: Three Cheese Cristo (Royal Street Veranda) – This is one snack we had the night of the Haunted Mansion Anniversary event. It’s just a cheese Monte Cristo and…well, Mother Duck and I both gave this fried variety of sandwich another try, and we realized that we still really don’t care for it.
11: Tiger Tail Breadstick (Bengal Barbecue) – Though the Bengal Barbecue occupies a spot much higher in this list, the Tiger Tail Breadstick has been banished to the bottom, to live out its days in sorrow and shame. It was described as a “garlic-herb and cheese breadstick”, but I thought it tasted like nothing. For shame!
10: Spiced Vegetable Bao and Bulgogi Beef Bao (The Tropical Hideaway) – A bao, it would appear, is a steamed bun. It’s a very interesting new food found at the recently opened Tropical Hideaway and comes with a spicy sauce that I’m pretty sure is the exact sauce they use for the Banyan Beef Skewer at the Bengal Barbecue. Mother Duck said that her vegetable bao didn’t have any flavor, though we both agreed that the beef was better. Even so, if you’re expecting a lot of flavor, you’re going to need to make use of the spicy dipping sauce, since neither version packed much of a punch on its own.
9: Bratwurst Sausage (Troubadour Tavern) – The bratwurst here is perfectly good, just not exciting compared to some of the foods later on in this list….
8: Fried Endorian Tip-yip and Blue Milk (Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo/Milk Stand) – I think the best variety of food in Galaxy’s Edge can be found at Docking Bay 7, where Mother Duck and I both got…what’s mentioned above. Strange as it may sound, it’s actually just chicken on mashed potatoes, surrounded by a pool of gravy. The chicken was lightly fried, not greasy, and very tender…and rectangular…. The mashed potatoes were good, but not super flavorful (they are not the same mashed potatoes as the Plaza Inn and French Market Restaurant). The gravy was fine, too, and I don’t usually like gravy. A perfectly tasty and filling meal. For lack of a better place to add this next item, we also had the blue milk, which is a thicker, chilled drink that you can find outside at the milk stand. It’s a bit odd, but we both got used to it after a few sips. I would compare it most to a slushie version of Sprite, or some other sort of lemon, lime beverage.
7: The Long Forgotten Duelist Tacos and Chips and Salsa (Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante) – This is actually a limited time food option in celebration of the Haunted Mansion’s 50th anniversary. The main thing you gotta know is it consists of two fry bread tacos, one topped with beef, one with chicken, along with various sauces. It was really tasty, though the fry bread was a bit thick, which could overpower the flavor of everything else. Oh, and the chips and salsa, a permanent part of this restaurant, are very good, as well. The chips are salty, with a hint of lemon, and the salsa was refreshing, though it was more like pico de gallo than salsa.
6: French Market Chicken (French Market Restaurant) – The French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square is a good place for tasty, but less expensive, food. My favorite thing is the chicken, which is oven-roasted, but nice and tender as if it was rotisserie. It also comes with the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had, whose secret ingredient I’m pretty sure is cream cheese.
5: Chicken (Plaza Inn) – The Plaza Inn has some really amazing fried chicken, and you get three pieces of this crispy goodness! To top it off, it comes with the same delicious mashed potatoes I so enjoy at the French Market Restaurant, so it’s a very filling meal indeed.
4: Corndog (Little Red Wagon) – The best corndogs…ever! These are huge and delicious, with thick and crispy batter. If you’re a corndog fan and those frozen grocery store corndogs are just not working for you, definitely get a corndog here next time you’re in Disneyland.
3: Trio of Street Tacos (Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante) – During last year’s Disneyland visit, I had the Trio of Street Tacos, which are beef, chicken, and carnitas. You really can’t go wrong with a nice variety of delicious tacos.
2: Gumbo (Blue Bayou) – You won’t be getting into the Blue Bayou without a reservation made 6 months in advance, and even then, most of the food isn’t quite worth the high price, considering there are plenty of other restaurants in Disneyland with cheaper and tastier food. The one thing that is really amazing here is the gumbo, which may or may not alone be worth a visit.
1: Banyan/Bengal Beef Skewer, Chieftain Chicken Skewer, and Jungle Juleps (Bengal Barbecue) – Bengal Barbecue, located in Adventureland, is now our favorite choice for both food and drinks at Disneyland. For roughly $5 per skewer, this place is pretty cheap, even if each skewer is pretty small. The Chieftain Chicken and Bengal Beef Skewers are both covered in a sweeter sauce, while the Banyan Beef Skewer is very spicy. Most of the time, the beef has been very tender, as well, even if there are occasions you’ll get meat that’s tougher than usual. Our absolute favorite thing, however, are the Jungle Juleps, a cold slushie beverage containing pineapple, orange, grape, and lemon juice.
Well, I’m getting pretty hungry, so it’s time to leave you now. I hope you guys enjoyed, and do watch out for my Disneyland Dessert Tour next!