Tropical fruit, fresh seafood and delicious frozen drinks-if that's your vision of island bliss, then Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is sure to tingle your taste buds.
Whether you prefer upscale beachside dining, quick-service choices or character dining in the buffet, Aulani offers something to please every palate.
Makahiki...will bring the story of the islands` annual harvest festival to life. Families can dine buffet-style withy beloved Disney characters visiting them right at their table. And, similar to the Enchanted Garden restaurant on the Disney Dream cruise ship, the interior of Makahiki will transition from day to night with the help of a little lighting and some Disney magic.
'AMA'AMA...overlooks the sparkling waters and white sand beaches of a protected lagoon. Named after a local mullet fish, 'AMA'AMA will feature locally harvested seafood.
The 'Olelo Room...is all about ka `oledo Hawai`i-the Hawaiian language. To encourage conversation, everything in this lounge is labeled with its Hawaiian term. For example, want to learn the Hawaiian word for floor? Just look down and you'll see "papahele."
Contemporary Island Cooking
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
1 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons yuzu juice
Juice of one lime
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus additional for garnish
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon wasabi powder
1/8 teaspoon sugar
2 pounds fresh sushi-grade tuna,cubed
Freshly ground black peper, to taste
Favorite prepared seaweed salad, for serving
1...Whisk together soy sauce,garlic,sesame oil, yuzu juice,lime juice,garlic,sesame seeds, vinegar,wasabi powder, and sugar in a large bowl.
2...Add tuna to mixture and toss to coat. Season with pepper,to taste. Refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes.
3...Place a bit of seaweed salad in the bottom of a small dish. Top with tuna and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
4...Chef's note...Yuza is a sour Japanese citrus fruit you can purchase in some supermarkets and in Asian grocery stores. If you can't find it, substitute 1 tablespoon lime juice and 1 tablespoon orange juice.
sounds wonderful...DR LEE