Honorable Rat is back home in Tokyo Disney Resort!
It's been a while since I've updated Honorable Rat. Almost 3 weeks! Ratketeer, I would like for you to know that I'm very much still in the game. No excuses for my lack of focus and drive, but I've been back home in Singapore, spending quality time with the family and eating my heart out. Please forgive me. Nevertheless, I'm back and the first place that I went to after landing in Narita was Tokyo Disney! Yes, you heard me. I dragged my luggage to the resort, placed it in one of them giant storage lockers and followed the call of my tummy to Miguel's El Dorado Cantina in Tokyo DisneySea!
Craving for some seafood in Tokyo DisneySea?
I was in the mood for some seafood, Mexican style. I've tried the Combination Plate before and didn't quite enjoyed the beef portion of that meal, so I thought I'd stick to seafood for this meal. I forked out 1,370 yen and carried my meal to one of many empty seats in Miguel's El Dorado Cantina.
One of the better dishes in Miguel's El Dorado Cantina
On my trip to Singapore, I ate a lot of awesome food. Singapore is a country whereby spicy actually means well, spicy. I put on quite a bit of weight there, but enough about that. I'll share my Singapore trip with you in the future via some blog posts. For now, I'm back in Japan. Back home in Tokyo Disney Resort, so I had to tweak my expectations to get myself reacquainted to Japanized versions of international food.
First off, I'd like to inform you that if you are expecting the kinda strong flavor that you are accustomed to when it comes to Mexican food, you'd be disappointed. Tweak them expectations Ratketeer!
On with the review! I really liked the texture of the fish and shrimp in this dish. The fish was not mushy and it had a little bit of a crunch when I bit into it. The shrimp was springy! Boing! Both of them were really nice to bite into. The salsa sauce was not spicy at all which is a little bit of a disappointment to me. I guess it's Disney. Gotta create dishes for the whole family to enjoy. No worries though. I've found a way to counter this. I bought a lot of chili paste from Singapore, so I'd be sure to carry some along on my next trip to the resort. With that being said, if you discount the spice level of the sauce, it's actually quite good. The flavor of tomato, olive and lime came together well to give it a citrusy, soury kick!
In all honesty, I would have liked for this dish to have a stronger flavor and it could have been a little spicier. I know of some places in Tokyo that serve up banging Mexican food and if I were to compare Miguel El Dorado Cantina's food to those, all dishes would receive failing grades, but this is Tokyo Disney. A place that's catered for the whole family, young and old. If I were to discount the rest of the world and compare this to what Tokyo Disney has to offer, this dish was passable. One of the better dishes served up in Miguel's El Dorado Cantina. Here's a tip if you, like me, enjoy stronger tasting food. Sneak in bottle of Death Sauce and you'll be good.
Honorable Rating: One of the better dishes in Miguel's El Dorado Cantina (3.5/5)