The long awaited Morimoto Asia has opened! Chef Morimoto’s first pan-Asian restaurant is in the heart of the new Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The restaurant includes lounges, private dining spaces for groups and an exhibition kitchen that allows guests a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the culinary action.
Morimoto Asia is part of The Landing, one of four neighborhoods in the new Disney Springs. Morimoto Asia will offer an entirely new experience for diners, due to the creativity of Chef Morimoto of Iron Chef fame.
The menu is Chef Morimoto’s eclectic take on his favorite Asian flavors including moo shu pork, Peking duck (pictured above), lobster chow fun, sweet and sour crispy whole fish, and kung pao chicken. Dim sum will be served during weekend brunch service, and will include a variety of dumplings, shumai, bao, spare ribs and more.
Not to be outdone, the beverages at Morimoto Asia are destination-worthy, also. The beers will feature mostly Asian varieties, including the Morimoto signature beer by Rogue Ales. An assortment of sake will also be served in the boxes above. Chef Morimoto says to drink from the corners, so as not to spill a drop.
“I am excited to create a menu that allows so many of my favorite Asian flavors to come alive all in one place,” said Chef Masaharu Morimoto. “I hope the guests at Morimoto Asia have as much fun eating this food as I have creating it.”
The sushi, though it looks like pieces of art, is delectably edible. The sushi bar has14 seats and will offer sushi and sashimi options from around the world. Items include toro, kanpachi, Japanese red snapper, uni, sea eel, hamachi, fluke, and salmon.
Upstairs, private rooms will allow diners to see all the action in the restaurant, while having an intimate experience with their group. With all of this excitement, it's hard to believe that there's still more to come in 2016 with the opening of a modern steakhouse, STK, and a lavish "Industrial Gothic"-style restaurant and bar called The Edison.
When Disney Springs is fully completed in 2016, guests will enjoy double the number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues from the current 70 to nearly 150 totaling more than 1 million square feet.
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