That’s right, there might be snow on the ground and a chill in the air but there are technically less than 30 days until Spring arrives! I for one couldn’t be more excited! So far it seems like 2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year and I’ve been making some plans. As some of you know, I ran the Happy Haunted 5k at Disney World during the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror weekend back in late September of 2012. Well, I’m at it again! Only this time I’m registered to run the 10 mile race, the actual Tower of Terror 10 mile run, and I’m feeling a little like “what did I just do?”. I may not have mentioned it in the blog before, but I’m having some knee issues and am not really able to run at the moment. I’m in physical therapy, tonight is my 5th session, and things are going well but I have a LONG road ahead of me. I just hope I am able to run the 10 miles and cross the finish line at this point. I also am thinking of running The Color Run in Rochester on May 4th with a group of friends. This is mostly just for fun and some people will be walking the race. If my knee is still not 100% I will probably either walk/run or just walk it and have a good time. I’m so excited about it! There’s also a zombie 5k in late October that I’m probably going to sign up for too. Three runs in one year?! Am I beginning to become an actual runner? So while I’m in WDW for the Tower of Terror 10 mile, I’m going to make a vacation out of it and hopefully do and see a few things that I’ve never done before. I’m considering heading to SeaWorld or maybe Universal Studios and there are always new things to do at Walt Disney World too. I’m pretty excited.
So today I would like to do a dining review from my favorite Animal Kingdom restaurant, Yak and Yeti. The food here is Asian inspired and that is what I love most! Anything Japanese, Chinese, Thai, etc. is alright with me! This review is a long time coming, since the last time I ate here was February 2012. I was on vacation with my entire family and we all enjoy this restaurant so we made lunch reservations there. Upon sitting down I knew I had to order a specific adult beverage; the Yak Attack. I had read online that it was awesome so I ordered one right away. It was served quickly and was nice and cold with a little kick to it and had some very fruity, delicious flavors. Since it’s been so long since I’ve had it, I looked online and saw that it’s described as a “ A mango daiquiri with wildberry”. Yum right? Here’s a photo:
In addition to loving Asian food, I also love seafood.. so my eyes immediately turned to the MalAsian Seafood Curry. Here’s the description from http://www.allears.net: ”Mahi Mahi, scallops, little neck clams, mussels, shrimp, zucchini, roma tomatoes, red curry coconut broth, and jasmine rice $22.99″. Winner, winner, scallop dinner. That’s how I say it at least. This was so good and I think I ate almost the whole bowl:
My husband ordered the (again from http://www.allears.net) “Baby Back Ribs - slow-roasted ribs, hoisin BBQ sauce, chicken fried rice, sweet chili slaw $25.99″ . He loved his dish as well and I believe my mom ordered the ribs too. My mom never passes on a chance to eat some good ribs. I think there might have been some finger licking going on:
Aside from the food, the decor of this place is so exotic! There are statues, trunks, and wall hangings that look like they were imported from Asia and I especially love sitting on the second floor near a window, overlooking the people walking by below. It really can transport you and make you forget that you are actually on vacation in Florida. I love that. Animal Kingdom Theme Park closes earlier than the other parks, due to the animals, so the dinner hours at this restaurant can be pretty short. I would recommend though, if there are extra magic hours in the evening for this park, timing your meal just as it starts to get dark/dusk for some extra atmosphere and romance.
Honestly, I don’t really eat at any other restaurants in Animal Kingdom because this one is just too good and the restaurant itself is so magical for me. Have you eaten at Yak and Yeti before? What did you think of it? Also, have you ever considered running in a Disney race before? If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below!