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REVIEW: Thailand – 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival all the food at Thailand

All the food at Thailand

Thailand like Spain and India, is making a comeback to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year after a few years off and it replaces the Korea booth from last year.  We love Asian food so we’re super excited to get out and try some of these unique offerings in Thailand like the Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce, Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake and Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef!  Let’s check it all out for my Thailand Review: 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival….

Thailand Booth:

Yup, we’re in Thailand now for sure…

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Thailand Booth

Thailand Booth

Thailand Menu:

Honestly all 3 savory items sound really good to us so we’re going in for the kill:

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Thailand Menu

Thailand Menu

 

Food:

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables – $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible  *Ziggy Recommended
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad – $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible  *Ziggy Recommended
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice – $5.50, DDP Snack Eligible  *Ziggy Recommended

Beverages:

  • Helfrich Gewürztraminer, Alsace – $5.00
  • Singha Lager – $4.00

Menu Review:

Ok, so there’s a lot to a name.  I mean when something is called: Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef, it’s probably for a reason.  This stuff is real spicy, and that’s coming from someone who loves spicy.  Now it wasn’t too spicy for me, but if you aren’t used to hot stuff you’ll want to steer clear.  That being said we LOVED it!  This is a monstrous portion, full of steamed rice, big chunks of beef and pilled on with that killer sauce.  A tough one for our 12:00pm lunch in the scorching sun, but will be nice on a November night in Epcot.  The meat was super tender and we just couldn’t get enough!  My mom who’s super picky, absolutely loved it and we couldn’t pry it away from her! hahahaha

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef

Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef w/ steamed Rice

The Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad is another WINNER in my book.  Just starting off with shrimp and scallops in the name is definitely going to get me to eat it, and this didn’t let me down.  There was one “cake” in there and it was HUGE!  The mixture was all shrimp and scallops, no filler, into one big patty.  It was super juicy and cooked to perfection!  But those accompanying noodles were just as good as the shrimp and scallop cake.  They were very thin and really fresh tasting, served cold.  Had a wonderful, zesty, lemon taste to them and we couldn’t get enough.  This makes my Best NEW Items for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, so that probably means you should give it a try 😉

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine FestivalSeared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad 2

Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad

Last up was the Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables.  Another awesome option imo!  My sister Steph who is a peanut sauce fanatic kept raving about it all lunch, and it was right up there with the best she’s had.  I thought the sauce was a tad bit on the thin side, but it had a nice rich peanut flavor to it, and the chicken was nice and moist.  Thailand is not cheap this year at Food and Wine because this is another giant portion size!

Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine FestivalMarinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables

Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables

 

Booth Summary and Grade:

Honestly you can’t go wrong in Thailand, everything was fantastic and I’d jump back in line to try it all again.  They’re all relatively inexpensive too, and give you huge portions for your money.  Just be aware of the spice in the Beef and peanut allergy in the Chicken.  And that Shrimp and Scallop cake will be on my mind for a long time.  Only thing holding them back from #1 is a dessert, we’ll see if they bring one out next year!

If you have to get just one thing: Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake with Cold Noodle Salad

Grade:  9

Take a look at all of my 2017 Epcot Food and Wine articles.  I have a 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Info Guide with a complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus, The Top NEW Items for 2017, Top Food and Wine Booths and more…I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you have a great time and don’t waste your time!

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think of my Thailand Review 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.  Which was your favorite item?  Where does it rand on your list of 2017 Food and Wine booths?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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Sarah

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Ziggy, I am in LOVE with the Thai Curry Beef at the Food and Wine festival. It's always on the top of my list. I've been looking for a copy cat recipes. If you come across one - Could you send it my way? =)