Tasty Treat Tuesday – Tonga Toast
Welcome back to Tasty Treat Tuesday here at MickeyBlog.com!
We all know that Walt Disney World is known for its iconic eats – popcorn, pretzels, ice cream and even Mickey waffles. HOWEVER – did you know that the theme parks are about SO much more than those classic well-loved treats? Each week, I’m ready to show you a unique tasty treat and where to find it on your next Disney vacation!
So, come join me on this weekly journey to find your new favorites! It’s time to create a new tradition!
Tasty Treat: Tonga Toast
There are so many amazing breakfast spots at Disney World serving up traditional hot breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and of course … Mickey Waffles! With character experiences at most of these options, guests will often select the spot where they can meet their favorites! I always recommend that guests enjoy at least one character meal during their visit to Disney World as they truly are magical once-in-a-lifetime experiences. For those looking to try something truly unique on your trip … I have the perfect breakfast food for you! Today, we are featuring one of my personal favorites – Tonga Toast!
What is it?
French Toast stuffed with bananas, deep-fried and then rolled in Cinnamon Sugar.
Why try it?
For goodness sake – why wouldn’t you try this? Sourdough bread filled with sweet ripe bananas, dipped with a milk/egg batter and fried to golden perfection. It is then dusted with a heavy coating of sugar and cinnamon. The sourdough bread has a crisp bite from the golden fry but remains soft on the inside. The subtle tang of the sourdough is balanced nicely by the dusting of sugar and cinnamon. The bananas are soft and sweet and create a rich, gooey filling that is both fresh and flavorful. Finally, the aromatic cinnamon melds the bread, banana, and sugar into one well-balanced bite of breakfast food. It is an elevated version of French Toast with a tropical twist.
Where can I find it?
Tonga Toast can be found at one of two locations in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Guests looking for a leisurely breakfast can try the table service restaurant – Kona Cafe. This casual cafe-style restaurant opens to the Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House and is one of my favorite spots to grab a last-minute dining reservation for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In addition to Tonga Toast, their breakfast menu features tropical inspired dishes such as macadamia-pineapple pancakes and the Hawaiian “Loco Moco” – rice, grilled hamburger patty, two eggs, salsa all topped with chorizo gravy. Perfect fuel for a day at Magic Kingdom!!!
Captain Cooks is the Polynesian’s quick service restaurant. Guests looking for something to grab-n-go before “rope-drop” at Magic Kingdom can stop by this counter service for hot, fresh, and fast food. For those looking for the classics, you can still find the popular Mickey Waffles on the menu as well as traditional breakfast items like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes. But the standout on the menu is the Tonga Toast.
Both variations of Tonga Toast at each location are slightly different. It’s Disney … so, why not try both?
Is Tonga Toast on your Tasty Treat list to try on your next visit? Let me know in the comments below!
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