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Review: New Pineapple ‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Kona Cafe

‘Ohana is still closed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, but good news – you can order the ‘Ohana bread pudding at Kona Cafe! However, you will notice a difference. It’s not officially on the menu, and it’s not quite the same recipe, but it’s still delicious and helps me remember all that ‘Ohana goodness. Here’s how you can get reimagined ‘Ohana bread pudding even when the restaurant is closed.

'Ohana Bread Pudding at Kona Cafe

Pineapple ‘Ohana Bread Pudding at Kona Cafe

My husband and I came to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in early December to investigate the new bread pudding at Kona Cafe that we heard about. ‘Ohana is one of my favorite restaurants and have been loving the Kona Cafe take-out option to get my fill of Sticky Wings and Pot Stickers, then I find a table outside of Capt. Cook’s and eat with a water view.

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But since I really wanted bread pudding, we opted to dine-in. You can only order the bread pudding during table-service at lunch or dinner. We didn’t have a reservation and got on the walk-up list around 5:15 p.m. They said it was an hour wait, but that you can order the ‘Ohana bread pudding at Tambu Lounge as well! 

We decided to wait, because the wings and potstickers were calling to me, too. I just asked for the bread pudding and the server knew what I was talking about.  

The first thing I noticed was that the caramel sauce was much thicker than the original ‘Ohana bread pudding and there were no bananas in the sauce.

Pineapple Bread Pudding Kona Cafe

The bread pudding texture on the inside is the same but it has small chunks of pineapple throughout. Some people have compared the taste to a pineapple upside down cake, but it’s not a cake; it’s still bread pudding. Also the top layer had a pineapple crust, too.

The thicker caramel also has a much stronger caramel taste than the thinner original sauce that had bananas. I think the bananas toned it down some. 

The combination of flavors is still delicious and still reminiscent of ‘Ohana, just don’t expect an exact replica. The combination of the wings, pot stickers, and now bread pudding at Kona Cafe will give you definite ‘Ohana vibes, and I’m here for it.

New Ohana Bread Pudding Recipe