Satu’li Canteen Dinner Review!
If you find yourself at Animal Kingdom for dinner, don’t write off a Quick Serve option just yet! I recently dined at Satu’li Canteen for dinner, and my experience might just put Animal Kingdom on the map for dinner, too!
Pandora’s theming is undeniably thorough. The details in the plant life, walkways, and distant floating mountains are impeccable. Satu’li Canteen’s theme is no less impressive.
Satu’li Canteen is located in an old RDA mess hall that was left abandoned by the humans when they finally made peace with the Na’vi people years ago. The industrial building has aged with Pandora, and, as only time will allow, the native plant life has begun to infiltrate the military-grade infrastructure.
I like to stick to somewhat of a healthy diet when I go on vacation and the sustainable bowl options at Satu’li are packed with protein and grains that will fuel even the longest of Pandorian expeditions!
When you order at Satu’li (either via Mobile Order or in-person), you become the chef! You can choose from a list of bases and pair them with a protein and sauce combo of your choice! The flexibility and endless options are what keep me coming back…but did the flavor hold up?
The first bowl had a mixed greens base and grilled chicken as our protein. Even though we opted for no sauce, the mixed greens were already dressed. I don’t like salad dressing and was skeptical to even take a bite for fear of my lettuce being drenched in dressing, but the citrus and vinegar dressing was light and refreshing! It complimented the juicy grilled chicken nicely, and overall is a fantastic option for anyone looking to fill up on greens without sacrificing flavor!
The second bowl included chicken and beef atop our base of rice and black beans. The beef from Satu’li is slow cooked and extremely tender. Although the greens, chicken, and beef are all seasoned extremely differently, they blend together seamlessly.
I can’t say the same for the rice and beans. It felt out-of-place to be eating Mexican rice and beans on a planet that is lightyears away from Earth (and Mexico). Maybe the Na’vi have ample supplies of chili plants somewhere in that valley, but I wished that this base option had a more subtle flavor profile that didn’t overpower the proteins.
Since my biggest complaint was a little too much seasoning on the rice and beans, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I wholeheartedly recommend Satu’li Canteen for dinner! The food was clearly made to order, as all the hot items would have burned our mouths if we dug right in! The endless create-your-own options here make it an ideal place to dine with folks of varying palettes.
The open spits that roast the chicken and other proteins prove just how fresh the proteins are. This wasn’t my first experience at Satu’li Canteen, and it certainly won’t be my last! The healthy, delicious, customizable food options always keep me coming back- what about you? Do you like to dine at Satu’li Canteen when you visit Pandora? If so, what’s your favorite bowl combo? Let us know in the comments!
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