Explorer’s Club Restaurant (Hong Kong Disneyland, Hong Kong)
Explorer Club is a restaurant inside Hong Kong Disneyland located in Mystic Point just located between Grizzly Gulch and Toy Story Land, they serve mostly Asian cuisine like Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese and Malaysian. Prices here range from HK$100.00 – HK$200.00 which is in the above affordable scale, but luckily when we visited Disneyland several months ago they have this “Play and Dine” Ticket Offer which for the same price of an entry fee (HK$ 589.00) you get a 1 day ticket as well as combo meal of one main course plus soft drinks, it was a sweet deal.
We came here exactly at lunch time and it was perfect as it started to drizzle when we dined in, we just finished our rides at Grizzly Gulch and some on the Toy Story Land when it started to get dark. We came in the perfect time as there was not large queue yet until we sat down with our orders.
There are many restaurants here but unlike most who were already used to Asian cuisine most of the crowd opted for the Western Fare. We chose this are we are used to Kiwi food back home and authentic Asian dishes like this are a novelty to us. The place was large, I think this can fill a lot of patrons, my guess is that this place can take more than 500 people at one time.
As mentioned earlier the cuisines they cater are all Asian, popular dishes across the region like shabu shabu, bento box, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Nasi Goreng to name some.
It was quite hard to choose as these dishes are right up my alley, these are the usual flavour profiles that I grew up with. So we have to queue for quite some time deliberating with our inner selves on whats best to order.
After several minutes we decided, first I grabbed this Deep Fried Chicken Steak with Vegetable Fried Rice Combo (HK$139.00) basically its a Japanese style curry served with two types of chicken, one I guess is pan-fried and another was chicken katsu, on its side was preserved pickled vegetables. I love this, the mild curry sauce is always perfect for any type of chicken, the fried rice was perfectly seasoned as well-balanced with the tangy preserved vegetables on the side.
Next on order was this Vietnamese Beef Rice Noodle Soup Combo (HK$139.00), basically a pho. This one is not that exciting, while it was good there are better pho’s that I tried in places like Hansan or Pho Bien back home in Auckland.
And finally we have this Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup Combo with Kimchi and Steamed Rice (HK$159.00), initially we thought this is not included on the “Play and Dine” Ticket Offer as it’s the most expensive one but yes they were included. This dish consists of one whole spring chicken in a tasty soup cooked with ginseng, it was full of flavor reminds me of the tinola back home, served with rice and kimchi this can feed 2 people.
Overall I think we chose the best restaurant for us, we were satisfied with what we ordered, it was tasty and very filling which was good specially when you have to walk all day and exhaust yourself trying to try all the rides.
The Explorer’s Club Restaurant
Address: Mystic Point, Hong Kong Disneyland, Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong