Teriyaki Steak - Koan Cafe

As soon as I read about this recipe I could taste the sweet sticky asian style sauce. Combine it with steak and Mmmm, I’m drooling.

This is a slightly different twist on the current offering at the Kona Cafe, Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The menu there currently offers this as a New York Strip steak, but being from the UK our meat choices are different. So we have opted for a Sirloin Steak. We have also cooked the sides to go with this meal so you can have a full dinner plate.

The meal will consist of Teriyaki Sirloin Steak with Mash Potatoes and a Medley of stir fried vegetables. (sounds good, just wait for the pictures)

Teriyaki Sauce


  • 250ml Soy Sauce
  • 30g Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Mirin
  • 3 cloves of garlic Crushed
  • 2″ of fresh Ginger grated (or similar amounts of Garlic to Ginger)
  • 3 spring onion finely chopped
  • 125ml Pineapple Juice
  • 125ml water
  • 3 tsp of Cornflour


Add all the ingredients to a saucepan (excluding water and cornflour) and bring to the boil. Add the Cornflour to the water and mix. Then add to the saucepan. Stir thoroughly and it will start to foam and boil resembling treacle. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. I found that the temperature had to be very low as it wanted to bubble over. When done allow to cool.

Teriyaki Sauce boiling
All the sauce ingredients are simmering to become thick and sticky.


I then spread the sauce onto the steaks and slapped them on to a hot griddle. I turned the griddle onto a medium heat and allowed to cook for a few minutes (to suit). Flip the steaks and re-coat with more Teriyaki Sauce. Repeat as necessary.

Steak on teh Griddle with a coating of sauce.
The slightly bigger one is clearly mine 🙂


Vegetable stir Fry.


  • 1 courgette Cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper Cut into strips
  • 1 red onion Finely Sliced
  • 1 carrot Finely sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • salt & pepper
Vegetable Stir Fry - Kona Cafe
Preparation is the key and the colours in this dish look amazing. I mean, where else can you see blue spots and yellow ones?



Add a small amount of olive oil to a large frying pan. Add all the veg into the pan and cook on a medium heat. Season with salt and keep stirring often to cook through. When vegetables are softening add sesame seeds and serve.

Stir Fry.
Its Veg, being stirred and fried!


Mashed Potatoes


  • 3 large red skin potatoes
  • 100ml Sour Cream
  • 25g Butter
  • Salt & pepper


Cut up and boil the potatoes complete with skin on. When soft mash and add cream, butter, (salt and pepper to taste)
The only reason I added the mash to the method list is because it contained sour cream, instead of cream or milk. I’m sure most of you would know how to make mash potatoes with out a recipe.

Teriyaki Steak - Kona Cafe
Everything cooking in one go. It’s not man cooking unless you have all hobs covered.


And the finished results!!

Teriyaki Steak - Koan Cafe
It tastes just like Disney!


The Results were amazing. My wife said that “It tastes just like Disney!”. The show plate is this last photo. After taking the shot I poured more Teriyaki Sauce on and scoffed the lot. The quantities served 2 people easily and didn’t need halving.


By Alan

Alan has been part of the Disney fan community since early 2000. He has worked on and built many fan websites including hiddenwdw.com and hiddendlrp.com. So If your looking for the best secrets of Walt Disney World or Secrets of the Magic Kingdom You can currently join him, Adam and Juz on the Disney Brit Podcast.

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