Review of The Wok Bowl at Urban Pantry In The Aventura Hotel

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Wok bowl with chicken broth

The food offerings at Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort are far more than you would expect from a value plus resort hotel. For those of you more familiar with the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, this would be equivalent to Art of Animation. Unlike Art of Animation, I paid $109/night to stay at Aventura. A

ventura has a Starbucks, Rooftop Bar 17 and Bistro, and the Urban Pantry food court. Urban Pantry has a pizza station and a grill station as you would expect.

The most unique part is the more Asian themed Wok Station.

You can get sushi and wok bowls. I have made two trips to this food court in last several weeks. This time, I decided to go with the wok bowl. I wanted the feel of soup so asked for vegetable broth. My selection of vegetable broth was based on a friend’s experience with “tasteless” chicken broth a few weeks earlier. The vegetable broth had taste unlike her broth. The flavor was nice but not overpowering. The broth is designed to go with other items in this entrée.

Wok bowl with chicken broth

Each wok bowl comes with a protein. I chose chicken. Also, each bowl comes with five vegetables. I tried to choose the most likely candidates other people would select. I chose carrots, corn, snap peas, broccoli, and mushrooms. I should have learned form my friend’s experience about the snap peas. When she had it, the snap peas were not cleaned properly and tasted bad. I had identical experience so be aware of that issue. The other vegetables worked well with this dish.

Wok bowl with vegetable broth

The chicken was nothing special but worked well with broth, noodles, and vegetables. Now that I have seen other people order this, I would suggest adding the spices to your bowl if you get a broth. However, if you get the teriyaki sauce, then that will not be needed. You can also order this entrée in kid size which may be enough for many adults.

Kids size noodle bowl

I chose a wok bowl because I wanted something unlike traditional theme park food. This was good but price point is a bit high at $18 for what you get. However, this food option is a phenomenal change of pace from burgers and pizza.

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