“Enjoy a decorative kitchen inspired by beautiful Chinese art,” is how The Painted Panda is described for EPCOT’s International Arts Festival. This year, the food studio is back with a new dish accompanied by a new alcoholic drink.
Menu for The Painted Panda at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
- 🆕 General Tso’s Chicken Shumai – $10.75
- Char Siu Pork Bun – $8.50
- Bubble Tea “Panda”: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba (alcohol-free) – $7.75
- Jasmine draft beer – $5.00 for 6 oz. / $8.50 for 12 oz.
- 🆕 Eastern Dynasty: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Piña Colada Mix, Sparkling Water and Magic Boba Pearls – $12.50
- Kung Fu Punch: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Triple Sec, mango syrup, orange juice and soda water – $12.50
- Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle) Light Rum, Lychee Syrup and Boba Magic Pearls – $13.50
Char Siu Pork Bun returns after a year’s absence, while the shumai topping is now General Tso’s Chicken, replacing Spicy Beef from 2020. Meanwhile, Eastern Dynasty is a modified version of Dynasty Tang, last seen at Lotus House during the 2021 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, replacing tequila with vodka.
Photos of menu items from The Painted Panda at EPCOT International Arts Festival
*NEW* General Tso’s Chicken Shumai – $10.75
Huge! They are sweet and spicy, and packed with chicken. Excellent value for money, absolutely worth trying.
Char Siu Pork Bun – $8.50
It was a disappointing offer. The meat is dry, bland and very overcooked. There was almost no sauce on the pork, which this dish was sorely lacking. That would at least have made it edible.
Bubble Tea “Panda”: Classic Milk Tea with Black and White Boba – $7.75
This milk tea is fantastic. It’s sweet but not too much, and the boba pearls offer a licorice flavor to counter the milk.
Jasmine draft beer – $5.00 for 6 oz. / $8.50 for 12 oz.
Surprise! This one is not brewed in China – or even made there! In fact, it’s locally brewed in Florida with a Jasmine name, much like local brewery Crooked Can did a unique draft for Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. It’s a simple, unfiltered wheat beer with a floral touch. Very drinkable, and we think this is the only place to get this beer.
*NEW* Eastern Dynasty: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Light Rum, Strawberry Syrup, Piña Colada Mix, Sparkling Water and Magic Boba Pearls – $12.50
It was beyond weird. We couldn’t taste any alcohol. Zero. Nothing. It tasted like a fruity seltzer with boba, which isn’t necessarily bad. At this price, you would probably want to taste alcohol. Let’s hope this dynasty doesn’t last too long.
Kung Fu Punch: Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle), Triple Sec, mango syrup, orange juice and soda water – $12.50
It was a debated topic. This drink is similar to past festival drinks with familiar flavors from China. It’s a bright, semi-sweet and tasty drink with a lovely fruity flavor, although some in our crowd thought it tasted like peaches. It was a crowd favorite.
*NEW* Sea Butterfly: Butterfly Pea Flower Infused Cocktail with Smirnoff Vodka ($11/bottle) Light Rum, Lychee Syrup & Boba Magic Pearls – $13.50
If you’ve never had a butterfly pea flower…then you’re probably like the rest of us. But don’t be intimidated! This floral-tasting cocktail is refreshing and not as complicated as the description suggests. It’s clean, crisp, and perfect on a hot Florida day.
Location of The Painted Panda at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The Painted Panda is conveniently located just opposite the China Pavilion on the World Showcase Promenade. You can find it at number 5 on the map below.
What do you think of the new offers? Let us know in the comments below!