One major reason that many people love to travel is to explore all of the amazing food that can be found all over the world. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or money for a global tasting journey. Luckily, you can indulge in traditional dishes from all across the globe at Epcot’s World Showcase!
Although it is technically a sauce, the official dish of Mexico is mole. It typically accompanies a variety of traditional Mexican foods. You can try it for yourself at San Angel Inn Restaurante in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot when you order the Combinacion Mexicana ($38), which is made up of a few authentic meals:
- Braised Beef with Chile Pasilla Sauce served over Rajas Poblanos and Corn
- Tamal de Pollo: Corn Tamal filled with Mole Rojo and Cotija Cheese
- Enchiladas de Pollo: Corn Tortillas filled with Chipotle Chicken covered in Mole Poblano, Crema Mexican, and Cotija Cheese
Although Norway’s official national food, a dish called Farikal, is not prepared at Epcot’s dining locations you can experience a variety of classic Norweigan delights in one meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. The Viking Mixed Grill ($63) is a collection of tasting portions of some of the most common meals in Norway, including:
- Laks: Fillet of Salmon with a Ragout of White Beans and Citrus-Smoked Salmon Butter
- Tradisjonell Kjottkake: Norweigan Meatballs served with Mashed Potatoes and Lingonberry Sauce
- Grilled Sausage with Braised Red Cabbage
The national dish of China is Peking duck, which you can find at Nine Dragons Restaurant in the roast duck salad ($16). The salad is made up of mixed greens, golden raisins, walnuts, scallion, duck, and hoisin dressing.
Germany’s official dish is called Saurbraten, which is a beef pot roast marinated with gravy. At Epcot, you can try the national meal at Biergarten Restaurant. The traditional meat dish is offered as one of many options during the dinner buffet, which is $46 per person.it’s important to note that saurbraten is only available at dinner, and is not part of the lunch buffet.
The national dish of Italy is a ragu alla Bolognese, which is typically served with tagliatelle pasta. At Tutto Italia Ristorante, you can taste the classic sauce in a lasagna alla bolognese ($27). The meal is prepared in traditional Emilia-Romagna style with beef, veal, and pork ragu, bechamel, and parmesan.
It’s probably no big surprise that the national dish of the United States is the hamburger, because it is often advertised as the all-American food. Head into Epcot’s newest dining location Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & BBQ to feast on a deluxe BBQ burger ($13.49). The 1/3 pound Angus burger is topped with barbecue pork and a fried onion ring served on garlic toast.
The national dish of Japan is curry rice, which is not available anywhere in the Japan pavilion. However, the country’s unofficial dish, sushi, can be found in many different variations around the pavilion. For the ultimate tasting experience, head to Teppan Edo and order the sushi sampler ($15). The sampler includes two pieces of spicy roll, two pieces of California roll, and three pieces of Nigiri.
Teppan Edo’s spicy roll is a spicy tuna/salmon mix with cucumber, sesame oil, soy, and volcano sauce. The California roll is an inside out roll filled with krab, cucumber, masago, and avocado.
Morroco’s national dish is couscous, which you can order at Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. You can order the tiny semolina pasta meal with vegetables ($21.99) or in a heartier dish called beef couscous m’rouzia ($27.99), which is made up of braised beef and couscous with raisins, honey, sesame seeds, and eggs.
The national dish of France is a stewed meat dish called Pot-Au-Feu. This dish is not on the menu anywhere at Epcot, but France is also notorious for an overall elevated dining event that you can find in the World Showcase. The classic French dining style is an elegant multi-course meal made from the finest ingredients, which you can at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion
Prix Fixe Menu Prestige ($89 per Adult)
The Prix Fixe Menu Prestige is the three course meal option that starts with a red beet soup with marinated hamachi and avocado and ends with your choice of dessert. For the second and third courses, you can choose from a selection of appetizer and entree options.
Second Course – Choice of Appetizer:
- Oxtail With Braised Beef, Vegetables, and Black Winter Truffles covered in Puff Pastry
- Chicken Breast Terrine with Tarragon, Chicken Liver Mousse, Radishes, and Marinated Vegetables
- Fingerling Potato Salad with Garlic Sausage, Comte Cheese, and Mustard Vinaigrette
Third Course – Choice of Entree:
- Lobster Thermidor with Mornay Sauce Stuffed Pasta, Parnsip, and Frisee Salad
- Squab Breasts with Cranberries, Griottes and Chestnuts, and Squab Jus
- Venison Steak with Creamy Mushroom Rice, King Oyster Mushrooms, and Parmesan Sauce
Prixe Fixe Menu Degustation ($119 per Adult)
Go for the ultimate fancy dining experience with the seven-course Prixe Fixe Menu Degustation, a tasting menu event featuring all of the best French cuisine Epcot has to offer.
- First Course: Scallops and Exotic Fruits Napolean
- Second Course: Escargot Cromesquis with Garlic, Watercress, Potatoes, and Chicken Veloute
- Third Course: Turbot Filet with Beets, Mascarpone, and Lemon
- Fourth Course: Chilled Pear Soup with Timut Pepper Shoot
- Fifth Course: Buffalo Tenderloin with Crispy Truffle Dumpling, Leek Fondue, and Truffle Cream
- Sixth Course: A choice of three imported French cheeses
- Seventh Course: A Choice of dessert
Believe it or not, the official national dish of the United Kingdom is Chicken Tikka Masala. At Epcot, you can order a delicious plate of Chicken Masala Curry ($22) from Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom pavilion. The traditional meal is served with seasoned vegetables, basmati rice, and raita.
Fish and chips, the unofficial dish of the UK, is also available and is listed on the menu as the signature dish of Rose & Crown. For $25, you can indulge in a platter of beer-battered fish and chips served with tartar sauce.
Canada’s national dish is a savory food called poutine. You can try it prepared two different ways at Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion. The traditional Le Cellier Poutine ($14) is made up of fresh-cut french fries, Canadian cheddar cheese, and truffle red wine reduction. Take your poutine experience to the next level with the Le Cellier Beef Bourguignon Poutine ($15), which is fresh cut fries loaded with gruyere cheese, beef Bourguignon gravy, garlic aioli, and truffles.