Sweet Chicken Teriyaki Bao At YeSake In Disney Springs

Located on the edge of Disney Springs' West Side, YeSake is a kiosk service window that's dishing out Japanese street food. Run by the same restaurant group that oversees the food service in in Epcot's Japan pavilion, YeSake brings fast and easy favorites to guests that want a quick bite. Nestled in with Joffery's, Haagen-Dazs, and Wetzel's Pretzels, the kiosks share limited outdoor seating space, but foods are designed to eat on the go.

Yesake WindowYeSake Window
YeSake Shared Seating AreaYeSake Shared Seating Area

The menu at YeSake is simple, making it the perfect place to grab a quick snack with Asian flair. While YeSake originally started out serving Asian Fusion wraps, these days guests will find Build-Your-Own Poke Bowls, along with Japanese Street Food Favorites like Karaage, Taiyaki, and what I think are the best Steamed Buns on property. Those looking for Asian inspired beverages will also want to stop by there for sake, Japanese beers, and unique frozen concoctions both with and without alcohol.

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Yesake MenuYesake Menu

Since I was snacking my way through Disney Springs (where you can easily create your own food and wine festival all year long) I had come for the Bao. Bao
(also known as steamed buns or baozi) are one of my favorite Asian street foods. While you can find bao on several menus across the Walt Disney World property, I've always been left a little disappointed because they don't often have the traditional shapes or flavors. I was disappointed that is, until I made a stop at YeSake.

YeSake is serving up soft, warm, white buns filled with a delicious sweet teriyaki chicken, and steamed to perfection. The portion was surprisingly large for a bao, with the circumference being about the size of the palm of my hand. The inside filling was full of chopped chicken and veg in a slightly sweet teriyaki sauce. The overall flavor brought a smile to my face. This is the bao I have been waiting for at Walt Disney World.

A Traditional Bao ShapeA Traditional Bao Shape
Yesake Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Steamed BunYesake Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Steamed Bun

Japanophiles will be overjoyed with the Taiyaki, Poke Bowls, and Japanese beer. But if you've simply been looking for a classic steamed bun at Walt Disney World, you want to be sure to give YeSake a try.

Have you made a stop at YeSake lately? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and share.

JoAnn C wrote on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 01:53:

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I loved the teriyaki chicken buns at last year's food and wine fest. I'll have to remember to try this.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:10:

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Do it! You won't be sorry.

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