The ever so popular Gyoza Sausage Bun. There's always a line at Refreshment Station. Sometimes, the line goes as far back as Mermaid Lagoon. Yes, I've seen that before. I hate being in line for anything, so, I've always shunned this snack. It's kinda funny that I hate being in line, but I love Tokyo Disney. It's an ironic situation.
Ever since moving to Japan, I've noticed that my Japanese brothers and sisters love being in line, or at least that's my perception of this. I still have not figured out why, but everywhere you go in Tokyo, if there's a line, people automatically join in. There was once when I saw a super long line in Tokyo at Garrett's Popcorn and noticed that people joined the line without knowing what that line was for. They were asking other people in the line about the line and suddenly, they were in the line too. This process repeats itself throughout the day. It's really interesting to me. It's like, if there's a line, it must be good.
I didn't have breakfast on this visit to Disneysea and I was really hungry. I walked up to Vulcania Restaurant and realized that it was only gonna open at 10am. I tried walking up to Nautilus Galley to get myself a Smoked Turkey Leg and it was also not gonna open until 10am. Many dining establishments in Tokyo Disney only open at that time. WHAT?!! But, I'm hungry! As I was walking around Mysterious Island aimlessly, I noticed that the line at Refreshment Station was not that long, but more importantly, it was open.
I got in line to get my breakfast. As I was waiting in line, I started thinking to myself, "I've been to Tokyo Disneysea countless times, but I've never ever tried this snack." I looked around and people eating it were going, "Oishiiiiiiiiiiii!" This is getting exciting. This might be a great way for me to kick-start my Disneysea dining adventure.
I chomped right in once I got the Gyoza Sausage Bun. Like a hungry lion that just caught a gazelle after many days of unsuccessful hunting. After getting a few bites of it, I realized one thing. Gyoza Sausage Bun tastes like a normal 'Bao'. You know the Chinese bun with meat or red bean paste in it? It tasted exactly like a chicken 'Bao'.
500 yen for a chicken 'Bao'?! To me, this is a rip-off! I have an idea for all you Ratketeers out there. Head to NewDays Convenience Store at Maihama station before entering Tokyo Disneysea and get yourself a chicken 'Bao' there. It's much cheaper and tastes the same. I've learned a lesson through this dining experience. Long lines don't mean anything.
Honorable Rating: Daylight Robbery (1/5)