I love Arabian Coast. It's one of my favorite Ports of Call in Tokyo Disneysea. At night, it's magical to me. I love sitting at the fountain in the middle of Arabian Coast and just awe at it's beauty. A lot of memories have been made in Arabian Coast. Little Mahina loves the Caravan Carousel and always chooses Genie as her ride vehicle. The first attraction that Baby Haku experienced in Tokyo Disneysea was Sindbad's Storybook Voyage. The statue of Rajah, in front of Jasmine's Flying Carpet, holds a special place in my heart. A beautiful memory was made there and I always smile when I walk past that statue.
I travel to Tokyo Disneysea quite often and I always make it a point to go to Arabian Coast, even if it's just for a little bit. Funny thing is, after being to Arabian Coast countless times, I can only recall eating at Casbah Food Court once or twice. The idea of having Indian curry in Tokyo Disney does not really entice me. I always thought, "I'm from Singapore. If I wanted Indian curry, I'd eat it back home." This time, I decided to do something different by actually doing what I've always done when I lived in Singapore. I decided to have Indian curry in Tokyo Disneysea.
As soon as you walk into Casbah Food Court, you'll be in awe of it's theming. Much like the rest of Arabian Coast, Casbah Food Court is themed to perfection. It's a really beautiful place to dine in. As you stand in line to get your food, you will be reminded of Agrabah. The scene of Alladin running away from the King's guards sprang to my mind. The lights in this dining establishment adds to the whole dining experience. When it comes to theming, much like the rest of Tokyo Disneysea, Casbah Food Court is magical.
I'm pretty skeptical about Indian curry served up anywhere in Japan. You can't blame me. I'm from Singapore. Good, authentic Indian curry can be found almost everywhere in Singapore. In Japan, that's a different story. Most Indian establishments here "Japanize" their curry. There's not enough "ooomph" in the curry. Not spicy enough. Not enough flavor. Also, when it comes to Indian curry, I prefer not having it with Japanese rice. I know, I'm picky, but I can't help it. I'm part Indian, so I'm a little protective when it comes to this. It's just not the same. To add to my skepticism, dining in Hungry Bear Restaurant before didn't help. Long story short, I wasn't expecting much from the food in Casbah Food Court.
I ordered the Curry Sampler to get a taste of all the curries that Casbah Food Court offers. Casbah Food Court serves up chicken, beef and shrimp curries. If you can't decide, just get the Curry Sampler. To my surprise, the curry didn't taste that bad at all. In fact, they were pretty good. The only complaint that I have is the rice. Casbah Food Court serves up their curries with Japanese rice. No No No No No! This is unacceptable! I want my Basmati rice!
Now that I am done with my tantrum, I would like to say that having the naan was also quite good. It was soft and fluffy. Just the way I like it. At the end of the day, Casbah Food Court serves up good curry with good naan and Japanese rice. The food exceeded my expectations and this quarter Indian rat is giving Casbah Food Court his seal of approval.
Out of all the curries, my favorite was the shrimp curry. It was full of flavor and unlike the others, I could taste a little bit of coconut milk in it which I love. Don't worry about the spice level of the curries. It's really not that spicy. If you are really worried, you can opt to mild down the spice level for the beef and chicken curries. You can't mild down the shrimp curry. The shrimp curry is already mild in my book. If Casbah Food Court were to lower the spice level of the shrimp curry, it wouldn't be curry anymore. It would be what you would get at Hungry Bear Restaurant.
As I said earlier in this blog post, Arabian Coast is one of my favorite Ports of Call in Tokyo Disneysea. I have made a lot of good memories here. It's beautiful. It's romantic. At night it's magical. Last but not least, it's the only place in the parks where I can get good curry. Now, the only thing that I have to do is to figure out a way for them to change the type of rice that comes with the curry. If that happens, the Indian side of this rat will be really pleased.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This is Good (4/5)