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Sunday Brunchies and Crunchies: 'Ohana Reunion

by Reuben Gutierrez

30 June 2013

Aloha, cousins! This week's Sunday Brunch is short and sweet, literally. We last left off with a summation of the Polynesian Resort's 'Ohana restaurant experience, though the typical perfect ending was missing: the dessert. During the meal in which I was recollecting last week, I actually missed dessert because I had to rush off to work. As fate would have it, this past Friday, I enjoyed an 'Ohana reunion with my friend Jami (who we first met during our dive to the Coral Reef). She invited me to join her and her travel companion to their Polynesian feast!



Luckily our feast fell during my weekend so there was no pressure to run off to work and miss the best part of the meal. The main meal with the meat skewers and noodles and South Seas flavors galore was just as delectable as the feast from my memory. I am happy to note that though we did not get all three, we did receive two of the special sauces: the famous house made Peanut Sauce in addition to the Pineapple Sweet and Sour sauce. The peanut sauce was as savory and delicious as I remembered and our Cousin Edward gave us an interesting tip: try it on the salad, it's great!


Ohana dessert

I felt as stuffed as a Thanksgiving Turkey at the end of the meal, but I knew I had to try the dessert as I had missed it my previous visit. I've been to several of the 'family-style' Disney feasts now, and the dessert has been only so-so; Hoop-de-doo Revue serves a simply delicious Strawberry Shortcake and the Garden Grill serves a cobbler'I think'well, it wasn't memorable that's for sure. The 'Ohana Bread Pudding was simply incredible. Rich in flavor and moist to perfection, this was one of the best bread puddings I've ever had. Some bread puddings are drowning in the custard and some are overbaked and have an overly crisp crust on top. This bread pudding was perfect. Pineapple is my favorite fruit, so it was a welcome component of this delicious dessert. The best part was the Banana Caramel sauce, which basically tasted like Bananas Foster. It comes on the side or one of your cousins can pour it all over your dessert. The worst part of having such a great dessert was that out of the 3 times I've been to 'Ohana for dinner, I've only had it once (the first time, dessert was pineapple spears and caramel sauce). Hopefully I'll get another opportunity to eat at 'Ohana just for dessert at least! The flavors so rich and spot on, I can still taste them in my mind.

Magic Kingdom Fireworks
The best pairing to an incredible dessert is incredible views of the fireworks


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