Happy New Year Ratketeer. I know, I know. I'm 20 days late, but as you humans like to say, "Better late then never." I'm a rat and it's winter. I've been hibernating, but being a Disney loving rat, I couldn't fall into deep slumber. I would wake up once in a while and dream about going back to Tokyo Disney Resort, but whenever I tried to climb out of my sewer, I would feel tired and go back to bed. This one time, in the middle of January, I mustered up enough energy to pull myself out of the sewer to head to Tokyo Disney Resort for a 4 days trip. After using up all my energy to drag myself to Tokyo DisneySea, I needed to refuel and I knew just the place to go to.
I was hoping to warm myself up with a plate of the 15th Anniversary Set which I had before in Tokyo DisneySea, but the cute little Donald's bum and amazing curry has since been replaced by this 15-Spice Fried Chicken Curry and Jasmine Tea Jelly. 15-Spice?! This rat got curious and decided to give it a try!
This updated version of the 15th Anniversary Set costs the same as the older version. It comes with a drink, dessert and the main dish which I was super excited about. For those who don't know, I'm a spice loving rat and when I read something like 15-Spice curry on the menu, I automatically get excited. Expectations started to build. Spicy excitement started to fill my veins.
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but I have no idea what the chefs in Tokyo Disney were smoking when they came up with this dish. 15-Spice curry?! Give me break. This was one of the blandest curries I've tasted in my whole life. 15-Spice my behind! Needless to say, after the first bite, my tail stopped wagging with excitement. On the bright side, the vegetables added some much needed flavor and texture to the curry, and the fried chicken was good. Reminded me of the fried chicken in Family Mart. Also, they had the cute egg which added some cuteness to an otherwise dull dish.
Why did Tokyo Disney ever replace the previous set?! The main curry pales in comparison to its predecessor and this dessert can't hold a candle to Donald's Bum. Taste-wise, it was bland, just like the curry. The fruits in it were good, but the jelly by itself was boring. It had a bitter aftertaste to it that I didn't like. Looks-wise, forget about it. Donald's Bum slaughtered the Jasmine Tea Jelly. It let out a fart and killed Jasmine! Game over! I will not be spending my money on this set again. Bring back Donald's Bum!
Honorable Rating: Only in "shouganai" situations (2/5)