The Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney's first theme park in the Chinese mainland, released a special Shanghai cuisine menu for visitors on Wednesday April 20, 2016. (Photo/Xinhua)
The Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney's first theme park in the Chinese mainland, released a special Shanghai cuisine menu for visitors on Wednesday.
The resort is expected to open to the public on June 16, consisting of two themed hotels and six different "lands" with 600 to 1,000 canteens and restaurants providing food and drinks for tourists. The food offered in the resort will include special Shanghai cuisine incorporating elements of Disney, said Paul Chandler, director of the Food and Beverage Department of the resort.
The menu includes a Mickey Chocolate Tart, Mickey Pork Cake, Donald Duck Waffle and Braised Pork Knuckle in Dark Soy sauce and so on, he said.
"Shanghai Disney Resort will respect the Chinese traditional diet," Chandler said.
In addition to Shanghai cuisine, the menu provided by the resort will also include other different regional cuisine from across the nation, for example, Sichuan, Shandong, Cantonese and Hunan cuisine.
Food supplied in Shanghai Disney Resort will cover China's eight major regional cuisines. These flavors will be placed in plates printed with Disney cartoon images or be made into the shape of famous Disney cartoon characters such as Mickey and Minnie, according to Chandler.
Benny Dong, Executive Chef of the resort, said that they have exchanged experience with chefs from different places of China and invited some excellent chefs to join them.
The food provided in the resort will combine both Chinese and Western elements and will be of high-quality, Dong added.
The Shanghai Disney Resort is Disney's sixth resort worldwide. Construction began in 2011 in Pudong New District.