Located smack in the center of the newly expanded Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia has quickly become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. As such the restaurant is always searching for new opportunities to stay open for even more hours and serve more happy guests. This means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the growing enjoyment of weekend Brunches across central Florida.
If you were following us on Instagram Stories last Sunday you saw how much we enjoyed the new Dim Sum Brunch option at Morimoto Asia. Designed by Chef Masaharu Morimoto and executive chef Yuhi Fujinaga, the brunch fits in perfectly for that late morning kick-start.
The basic Dim Sum Brunch menu is $27 and consists of two-courses. The first course is the restaurant’s soup of the day or house greens salad and the second course includes your choice of 3 Dim Sum. Suggested upgrades include brunch drinks (they have both non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails) and chow fun noodles or rice.
We were invited to try the menu at a media preview outside on the deck. Let’s start with the drink options.
There were three specialty cocktails. The first was a non-alcoholic lychee lemon soda. It was very refreshing and you didn’t miss the alcohol at all. Special for this menu were the nashi pear margarita. It featured maestro dobel tequila, pear puree, lime juice, and cointreau. A little on the sour side for my preference, but your mileage may vary. My favorite was the third drink, the autumn pumpkin martini. It was composed of Tito’s handmade vodka, pumpkin spice syrup, almond milk, and bailey’s irish cream. This was like drinking dessert, quite good.
We were also served tasting portions of many of the menu items from the dim sum menu.
If you want to try the Dim Sum menu, let them know at the podium. Since the dim sum kitchen is on the second floor, you will be seated upstairs. You can still order off the full menu if some members of your party want something not on the Dim Sum menu. Brunch runs from 11:30AM to 2:00PM.
If you haven’t visited recently, be sure to check out the updated website for Morimoto Asia. In addition to menus and event information, you can make a reservation right from the website. Tables are often available even when there are none on Disney’s website.