The Disney Parks Blog has officially shared its Foodie Guide for the special menu items that Guests can expect at Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort for the Lunar New Year, and if you’re planning on joining the festivities, then you’re in for some good food!
This next year will be the Year of the Tiger — and according to the blog post, “some Disney Parks from across the globe will be offering up some delicious bites to commemorate this joyous occasion” and to allow Disney Guests to “get a taste of the deep traditions of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures through vibrant flavors the whole family will love”.
The Lunar New Year celebration is also called the Spring Festival, and Disney visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of flavorful options for the event. We’ve rounded up the Lunar New Year food highlights from the menus!
If you’re visiting the Disney California Adventure Park within the Disneyland Resort, then take note of the special offerings that will be on the menu between January 21 and February 13! Disneyland Guests with big appetites might want to invest in “the popular Sip and Savor Pass, which provides six coupons, redeemable for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Lunar New Year Marketplace kiosks and dining locations”.
The participating locations include Longevity Noodle Co. (which has Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles that you won’t want to miss) and the Lucky 8 Lantern (whose highlights include Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame and a Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with a green onion salad). The unique Peach Yuja-Ade and Soju Peach Yuja-Ade will definitely be worth trying here, as well!
Another participating location is Prosperity Bao & Buns, which has Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao and a Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun for any picky eaters. There is also an adult beverage here called the Prosperous Tiger (with vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, and vanilla bean paste) that you might want to try!
Don’t be surprised by the strong flavors from the Red Dragon Spice Traders, which is another participating location if you get the Sip and Savor Pass. The “plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction” or the Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron (featuring a “red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center”) will be meals that you remember!
If food trucks are your style, then check out the Studio Catering Truck between now and March 1. The Hoisin Pork Sliders and Green Tea Slush look like a perfect pairing!
Next up is the Paradise Garden Grill, which is also eligible for the Sip and Savor Pass. This grill’s Pork Banh Mi (“grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette”), Green Tea Raspberry Parfait (“green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls”) and Tiger Milk Boba Tea definitely make for some unique menu options!
If you’re headed to the Lamplight Lounge, try the Kung Pao Bao, which is “Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, chili peanuts, steamed bao bun, red pepper, and green onion slaw”. Finish the meal off with an oolong donut!
The Crystal Lotus at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel has offerings like the Golden Tiger Spring Festival Poon Choi Takeaway and the Chinese New Year Kid’s Menu available to celebrate, while the Wandering Moon Restaurant at Shanghai Disney Resort has a special experience available called Spring Festival Afternoon Tea for Two.
With this Lunar New Year food experience, you can “enjoy a Chinese-style afternoon tea featuring puddings, cupcakes, and Chinese tea or specialty beverages”.
Which of these mouth-watering treats is the most appealing to you for the Lunar New Year? What’s your favorite food event at Walt Disney World Resort or any Disneyland Resort across the globe: is it something like the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, or perhaps the Totally Minnie Mouse celebration in Hong Kong?