Tasty Treat Tuesday: Cheeseburger Steamed Pod
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Tasty Treat: Cheeseburger Steamed Pod
In a world filled with average, over-the-top, or elevated cheeseburgers, I have finally found an option that not only satisfies your craving for the classic meat, cheese and bun, but offers a unique perspective on this traditional American Food. Today, we are exploring a new treat from Animal Kingdom – the Cheeseburger Steamed Pod.
What is it?
A Steamed Cheeseburger Pod stuffed with Ground Beef, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, and Cheddar Cheese served with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Vegetable Chips. The outer pod is a version of the Chinese bao bun.
Why try it?
For a cheeseburger to be perfect, it requires the perfect blend of a freshly baked bun and a nice ground patty and well-balanced condiments. The Steamed Cheeseburger Pod satisfies all of the above requirements for a perfect cheeseburger.
First – the bun… Chinese bao buns are a type of steamed, filled bun used in various Chinese cuisines. A popular and portable snack or meal, the bao bun has become a classic and common place food throughout various regions of South East Asia. It has a bun-like appearance but softer, chewier, and more pillowy in texture. The bao bun has only the slightest hint of sweetness to the bread.
Then – the filling … The ground beef is tender and filled with a slight charred essence from a wood-fired grill. The ketchup, mustard, pickle and cheddar cheese blend is perfectly mixed with the ground beef. Each bite offers tang from the pickle, sweet from the ketchup, sharp from the mustard, and oozy-gooey from the cheese. No more eating an entire hamburger only to find one pickle at the bottom. It’s all there!
Even the veggie slaw and chips provide a fresh crunch to the softer main dish. It truly is a gorgeous meld of texture and flavors that is new and unique, yet still approachable!
Where can I find it?
The Cheeseburger Steamed Pod can be found at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – The World of Avatar. After trying the Teylu All-Beef Hot Dog Wrapped in Dough on my first visit, I had to return to Satu’li to try something else from the menu. The newest quick service locate in Animal Kingdom has a diverse offering of unique items that will appeal to every taste bud. Everything is prepared fresh with interesting flavors, fresh wood-grilled proteins and crunchy veggies. This is not your normal quick service spot, but it blends seamlessly into Animal Kingdom where flavors of Asia and Africa from other counter service locations tempt the more adventurous palette.
Have you visited Satu’li Canteen yet? Will you try the Cheeseburger Steamed Pod on your next visit? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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