The Picky Eater Review: Sanaa

Hey all, and welcome to the first installment of The Picky Eater Review. I am calling my restaurant reviews by this title because, you guessed it, I am the pickiest eater around. Since I was a kid I never liked a lot of different foods, I basically lived on chicken fingers and french fries. My mom was a chef and I hated her food, sorry mom. My eating habits have grown up slightly but I am still extremely picky, it is slightly annoying, even for me.

Now, on with the review!

Sanaa

Sanna is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village on Walt Disney World property. This restaurant is described as African cooking with Indian flavors, so I was kind of hesitant to eat here and afraid I wouldn’t really find anything on the menu that I would eat. But obviously I did. I want to add that I was there during their lunch. I have not tried their dinner options yet.

First off, if you come to Sanaa the Indian-style Bread Service is a must. It was the only thing everyone kept talking about so I had to try it. There are two options for the bread service you can either just get the regular option which gives you a choice of five breads and three sauces for $13.00 or you can get all of the bread and all of the sauces for $15.00. Go for the second option, it is worth it. Here is what is included:

Bread – Traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kucha, and Paneer Paratha. Accompaniments – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, Tamarind Chutney, Coriander Chuntey, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, and Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle.

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This is a super filling and delicious appetizer, I have actually gone to Sanaa just to get the bread service with friends and it is the perfect amount of food. I don’t care for all the sauces since some have a pretty strange taste but there are a couple that I stick with and their Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is delicious. I also really don’t care for the stuffed breads, I think it is just a texture thing, but I pass every time and just eat the different Naans.

Now for my meal, I was really struggling to find something on the menu that I would like. I eventually landed on the Kenya Coffee Barbeque Sandwich ($16.00). I was even hesitant to get this because, shock and awe, I don’t drink coffee. I asked our waiter if it really tasted like coffee and he said you can definitely taste it so I was like, great, now what do I do. But I ordered it anyway. I may be a picky eater but I am still open to trying things, unless they smell weird, then no thanks.

So the sandwich was Pulled Pork with Warm Root Vegetable Slaw served on Naan Bun with Sanaa Chips and Pickle Spear. It was really good, I mean, really good. And if you don’t like coffee like me, I couldn’t taste it, so I’d say go for it. The bread this came on was so flipping good. I would get it again just for that. I didn’t really eat the root vegetable slaw, but what I did eat, it wasn’t bad.

Kenya Coffee Barbeque Sandwich

So, Sanaa is picky eater approved! I highly suggest it if you want to try something out of the ordinary while you are visiting Walt Disney World or just in the Orlando area. The prices for lunch range from $15-$30. You can check out their menu here: Sanaa Lunch Menu.

See ya next time!