Jungle Skipper Canteen
Asia, South American and Africa
Just steps from the legendary Jungle Cruise attraction you can enjoy the bold, flavorful tastes of Asia, South America and Africa at this new 222-seat table-service restaurant staffed by the wisecracking crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Lunch is served from 11am until 3pm, then Dinner from 3pm until 8pm.
There are three dining destinations within the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant: Hungry passengers may find themselves in the mess hall or the jungle-inspired parlor once used by the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Falls and his family. Behind the once secret bookcase lies an additional dining room in a former meeting room of the mysterious Society of Explorers and Adventurers.
The Jungle Skipper Canteen touts an adventurous menu with some new and interesting dishes inspired by the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise. You can try head-on shrimp or sustainable fish collar, or stick with delicious, familiar tastes such as a grilled steak, pork tenderloin or chicken breast.
Why not begin with an appetiser of 'House-made arepas' made with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco or try the 'Ginger's "Croc" of Hot-and-Sour Soup', flavored with Ginger "not the crocodile," Ginger, Soy Sauce and Rice Wine Vinegar finished with fresh Egg, Tofu, and Wood Ear Mushrooms.
Follow with a speciality entree of 'Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak', a strip loin marinated in sofrito and served with yuca planks, avocado and house-made chimichurri. There's also a 'Rice Noodle Bowl' with an Asian pho broth with choice of chicken, duck breast or tofu served with jalapeños and mix of fresh herbs or 'Trader Sam’s Head-on Shrimp', with sustainable, local, farm-raised shrimp tossed in a chili-garlic sauce and served with Chinese broccoli and choice of five-grain or white rice.
Finish off with a refreshing 'Coconut Bar with Pineapple-Basil Compote and Vanilla Cream' made with a vanilla chiffon cake with coconut and lime topped with white chocolate ganache, or how about the 'Kungaloosh!', this African-inspired chocolate cake is served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream topped with coffee dust!