Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Seven Seas Food Festival Eats and Adventures

Food. I love it. So I am always a huge fan of food festivals when I can try a bunch of it. We recently went to the Seven Seas Food Festival at Sea World San Antonio. It's runs until May 31st, so you have time to check it out. There's not just food there. If you like booze, there's plenty of that as well. 

I made sure to pick up a booklet so I could keep track of everything I tried. There are different booths from various parts of the world set up around the park. 

I also picked up a 15 card sampler package--since I'm a pass member, I got 3 free, so I had 18 in total. This was $75 which works out to be cheaper than if you just bought dishes or drinks individually. 

Our first stop was The Gulf of Mexico:

We decided on the braised beef tacos. They came with braised beef, queso fresco, pickled red onion, radish, serrano pepper, and micro cilantro. Let me tell you, the flavor was THERE:

We also picked up the Deep Fried Elote Con Queso and oh my gosh, yum:

We headed to France next:

Here we picked up the Chocolate Cherries And Cream which is a chocolate crepe filled with cherries, topped with powdered sugar and vanilla whipped cream. It was delicious! I also need to get back and try the Cuben Crepe which is roasted pork, ham, pickles, swiss cheese and yellow mustard.

I am a sucker for creme brûlée so when I saw there was a CHOCOLATE creme brûlée, I knew I needed to try it. Holy crap, it tasted like a rich chocolate mousse. I would bring home so many of these. 

Not only does the Seven Seas Food Festival had food, but there are also photo ops. This one was set up by France so I had fun much to the horror of my teens:

Natalie was like "why am I here?"

Next stop was Germany. I love German food. There was also a man playing the accordion so I had Steve Urkel vibes while we ate. 

We got the Braised Beef With Spaetzle which was tender braised beef served on buttered egg noodles. The beef was tender, the noodles were tasty:

We also got the Beer Cheese Spatzle With Sauteed Onions. This was incredible. Natalie said it tasted like the cheese we get at The Melting Pot:

The Beer Braised Bratwurst With Caramelized Onions had a weird consistency for me. I wasn't a fan, but my son gobbled it up:

We stopped off at Greece next:

At this point we were starting to get full. Mind you, we each shared a dish, but you'd be surprised how fast you fill up. At Greece we got the Gyros With Tzatziki Sauce which is a mixture of lamb and beef served on pita bread topped with sliced onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce. The flavors were all there and the pita bread was fresh:

Stomaches were getting super full at this point, but I had to pop over to Italy which was nearby. 

I just picked up the Chocolate Chip Cannoli Siciliana because I am a sucker for cannolis. This one was scrumptious. I hate when the shell is soft, but this was firm and I loved the chocolate chips:

There's a fun set up in Italy, so I had my kids get in the barrel. It is TOUGH to get a good shot of teenagers. For some reason Tommy decided to pray and Natalie just gave me the typical irritated glare.

I thought, okay,  I should get some shots with the kids and my daughter was not keen to touch me in public even though she used to follow me into the bathroom when she was small. But whatever.

Tommy was just being odd and shouting something about fake grapes, so I basically gave up after that:

We took a break on eating for a bit and the kids went on some rides. Then we returned to the food. 

Some booths are combined at the moment. For example, Korea and Japan were at the same booth.

So from Japan we got the Chicken Yakisoba which had chicken, cabbage, carrot, ginger, onions, scallion, soy, garlic, and sesame. The flavors were fab. The only flaw was it seemed they gave us the smallest scoop. I wanted more! I found the other portions to be generous, but this one seemed lacking.

The Chicken Gyoza went fast. They are fried chicken dumplings and cabbage slaw served with spicy ginger soy dipping sauce. I LOVED this sauce so much. 

From Korea we went with the Bulgogi Bowl which had rice, marinated beef, carrots, cucumber, radish, scallion, cilantro, mint, sesame seeds and red chili aioli. This was another dish that went quickly. I think these booths were some of our favorites.

The Beef Short Ribs are marinated for 48 hours in a sweet and spicy sauce, then grilled. The sauce was fantastic. I just wish the ribs were easier to chew. I prefer ribs that fall off the bone, but because the flavor was stupendous, I pretended I was a caveman and gnawed on this. 

Hawaii was another popular booth and there's a hula dancer set up with someone playing music:

I was excited to try the Spam Fries, and they did not disappoint. They were deep fried Spam, aged red chile, and fresh garlic aioli. That sauce was the best!

We also picked up the Salmon Poke Bowl which was sesame-soy macerated, sticky rice, jalapeno peppers, cucumber, wakame salad, edamame, grape tomato, pickled ginger and masago. I don't like seafood, but I tried a bit of the rice and enjoyed it. The kids ate the rest, but left the edamame. 

I absolutely LOVED the Pina Colada Sorbet. It was hot when we went, so this was a refreshing treat. 

Oh, and if you want to try any of the alcohol choices and use your card, they come in sample sizes. This works out for me since I don't like to have a lot of alcohol. I picked up the Frozen Hawaiian Pineapple Express which was ocean organic Hawaiian pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, lemon juice, mint and honey. I figured I deserved a small taste since the kids weren't cooperating with photos. This was the perfect drink to sip on in the heat.  I mostly tasted pineapple. If you want the big size, it came in a hollowed out pineapple.

Our final stop was Brazil which is currently combined with Jamaica. 

I picked up the Spicy Beef Empanada with Chimichurri Sauce. I didn't find the beef to be spicy, but I was all about the chimichurri sauce. 

There was a pretty set up in the area and I asked Natalie for a photo. She was like "no" so I just took this shot:

Then I took a photo:

We ended up having an enjoyable day. I highly recommend stopping in to try all the different foods and drinks. Even with two teenagers the 18 sampler package filled us up. There's also a 10 sampler package. Or you can just pay for each item regularly but you end up saving with the packages. 

Our hits was the Korea and Japan booths. Plus that chocolate creme brûlée. I might have to go back and get some more. 

The Seven Seas Food Festival runs Friday, Saturday, and Sundays until May 31st. Happy eating and drinking! Bring me back one of those chocolate creme brûlées please. I'm not even joking. 


  1. I have been talking to my travel agent about Sea World - looks like this would be a perfect time to visit with this stellar event.

  2. I've been to SeaWorld a few times and they have wonderful food. I love going there and watching the dolphins.

  3. We don't do sea world personally, but I love food festivals. Everything looks yummy.

  4. So many delicious food options. I too love food events like this.

  5. I want to try all of these dishes! It looks like you had a great time with lots of great food.

  6. The foods looks so nice, gosh I could get fat in this place just for a day!

  7. Oh wow, I'm so jealous. It must have been so amazing to get out and go to a festival. Looks like you got to try a lovely range of foods. That pina colada sorbet must have been amazing!!!

  8. I love that SeaWorld is doing this! It's such a fun way to taste your way around the world! All of the bite-size foods look so delicious!

  9. This looks like an absolutely fantastic place to go and that food! I mean who doesn't love trying different foods out.

  10. Well that sounds like fun, I have have been wanting to visit San Antonio for awhile to see River Walk maybe this is the time of year to go.

  11. This is such a neat place!!!! the food looks so good, thanks for sharing

  12. What a fun festival. I would love to try all these different foods!

  13. Food Festivals are fun! I love them! And there are a lot a lot of yummy dishes. What more I can wish?! :)

  14. I love food festivals! Love all the choices you made. All the food looks interesting and yummy.

  15. Sounds like $75 went a long way love that you were able to sample for many foods from different parts of the world.

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