REVIEW: Papas Bravas and Savory Sopaipilla Fail to Impress from Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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Laissez les bons temps rouler! We’re ready to get the good times rollin’ here at Universal Studios Florida. There are two booths for Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet, and we are ready to try some new dishes. This booth is shaped like volcanic rock.

Menu for the Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

Food:

  • 🆕 Papas Bravas: Crispy roasted potatoes, salsa bravas, garlic aioli, parsley – $7.99
  • 🆕 Savory Sopaipilla: Roasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, pebre salsa, cilantro – $5.49

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Cosmic Cornucopia: New Amsterdam Gin, Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Owen’s Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Craft Mixer, honeydew melon balls – $6.00 for 9 oz., $13.00 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

Photos of Menu Items from the Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

*NEW* Papas Bravas – $7.99

Crispy roasted potatoes, salsa bravas, garlic aioli, parsley

The potatoes are unevenly cooked. Some are nice and tender, but others are undercooked. The seasoning gives them a nice salty zest, however.

The sauce is a good representation of a patatas bravas sauce, halfway between salsa and marinara. The garlic aioli is a perfect complement.

*NEW* Savory Sopaipilla – $5.49

Roasted butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, pebre salsa, cilantro

These are way too chewy. It seems like they were fried a while ago and have been sitting out. The sweet potatoes are nice and tender, and the salsa adds a good kick of flavor.

The pepitas add a nice crunch. Unfortunately, the parmesan cheese is overwhelming and the dominant flavor of the dish.

*NEW* Cosmic Cornucopia – $6.00 for 9 oz., $13.00 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

New Amsterdam Gin, Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Owen’s Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Craft Mixer, honeydew melon balls

A really nice, light refreshing drink. Fruity, with an herbal kick from the Germain, cucumber, and mint. This is a winner among the pre-mixed alcoholic drinks at the festival.

Location of the Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

The Southeast Asia: Volcano Planet booths are located in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone near KidZone Pizza, as indicated by the letter “G” on the map below.

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort runs from February 5 through April 24. There are so many new things to try this year, so bring your appetites!

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