Under the leadership of Chef Masaharu Morimoto and careful stewardship of executive chef Yuhi Fujinaga, Morimoto Asia has quickly become one of my favorite new destinations at Disney Springs. Fresh ingredients, amazing dishes, and great service in a beautiful setting add up to a wonderful meal. So when we had chance to celebrate, we booked a table and settled in for a special meal.
For this trip we decided to do things a bit different and order a bunch of small plates that we all shared. Between the Sushi menu, starters, and dim sum, there was a wide selection of goodies to choose from.
Our meal started with the Rock Shrimp Tempura. Each was a little bite of goodness and the spicy gochujang aioli needs to be on every table. The portion was good too as the three of us found it more than enough.
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From the Dim Sum category we picked the Pork and Shrimp Shumai. It comes it it own steamed basket. There was a generous portion of meat and mushroom inside each of the shumai.
From the Sushi Rolls menu we went with Spicy Tuna and Shrimp Tempura. What distinguishes Morimoto Asia’s sushi from nearly every other location in town is the freshness of the ingredients, but also the portion size. Each order was more than enough to share and frankly the best sushi we’d had in years.
Finally, we couldn’t ignore the Morimoto Spare Ribs. The six rib portion was more than enough, we probably would have been fine with 3 at this point in our meal. Each rib is slow cooked then battered and deep friend. The hoisin sweet chili glaze finishes off these tender delights. Really the best ribs on property right now.
I wasn’t quite done, I paired a bright and flavorful Morimoto Soba Ale with a bowl of Duck Ramen. I had previously tried the Tonkotsu Ramen which is a huge bowl of flavor with rich pork broth at the base. The Duck ramen had a more sublime broth, but it was just as heavenly.
By this time we were so full, we didn’t have room for dessert, but we did spy the Churro Fondue at a nearby table. That looks like a winner.
Have you dined at Morimoto Asia? Tell us about your meal in the comments?