Grandma Sara's Kitchen is one of my favorite places to dine in, in Tokyo Disneyland. I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. It's cozy and has a rustic feel to it. It feels like I'm dining in a dimly lit tree. It's a great change from dining in the sewers which I'm so accustomed to. Don't get me wrong. I love the sewers. It's home. This restaurant has that cozy atmosphere that reminds me of home and it does not smell as bad. A major upgrade!
Tokyo Disney is not a place for healthy eating. As a fitness loving rat, I find that quite inconvenient. It's tough to crawl around the parks, looking for food that will fit within my daily nutritional goals. Most of the food with lower calories taste terrible and come in portions that are not fit for a rat. It might be good enough for mice, but where's the love for rats?
Salad in Tokyo Disney usually comes in a super small portion and is mostly served in a set. It usually comprises of lettuces, red cabbages, corn and if you're lucky, a cherry tomato or two. Nothing special. You can tell that there's no love being put into the creation of Tokyo Disney's side salad. It's just there to make it seem like you are getting your money's worth by purchasing a set, but this baby in the picture above is different. You can find the Beef Pastrami and Pumpkin Salad in Grandma Sara's Kitchen. It costs 530 yen. It contains beef pastrami, mashed pumpkin, red and yellow capsicums, lettuces, macaroni, topped with powdered cheese and cheese flakes. Everything is drizzled in French dressing.
The Beef Pastrami and Pumpkin Salad was refreshing. The mashed pumpkin was rich in flavor and sweet, and the beef pastrami added some saltiness to the salad. Everything is topped with French dressing which provided a vinegary flavor, pepper which added some spice and cheese that gave it an additional oomph. Everything came together really well to provide a hearty, yet delicious snack. Notice I used the word snack? Cause, essentially, that's what it was. The portion for this salad was definitely better than any other salad that I've had in the parks, but it's still not enough to call it a meal. This is definitely a great accompaniment to the main dishes served up in Grandma Sara's Kitchen. So, next time you visit Grandma Sara's, forget the set meal and go with this baby and a main dish. You'll get a bigger bang for your buck.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This is Good (4/5)