Lunar New Year foodie guide for Disney California Adventure

Annually guests can celebrate the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure. The Lunar New Year celebration will run from Jan. 26 to Feb. 18, 2018 and features delicious food from Korea, China and Vietnam. The celebration takes place along Paradise Pier.

Purple Sweet Potato Macaron

Purple Sweet Potato Macaron is delicious

Korea Marketplace (The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap – Vegetable fried rice
  • Yachae Mandu – Steamed vegetable dumpling with sesame-garlic soy sauce
  • Yang Gaeng – Sweet red bean and raspberry jelly
  • Banana Ooyu – Non-alcoholic banana milk
  • Mae Shil Ju – Plum wine cocktail
  • Hite Pale Lager

China Marketplace (Golden Zephyr)

  • Xiao Long Bao – Pork soup dumplings with black vinegar and ginger
  • Sanbeiji – Three-cup chicken
  • Dan Ta – Egg tart dessert
  • Wuxiang Huasheng Tang – Five-spiced peanut brittle
  • Baixiangguo Lucha – Passion fruit green iced tea with lychee popping pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Tsingtao Lager

Vietnam Marketplace (Golden Zephyr)

  • Banh Chu’ng – Sticky rice cake with pork
  • Chao Tom – Sugar cane shrimp skewer with sweet and sour sauce
  • Banh Khoai Lang Tim – Purple sweet potato macaron
  • Ca Phe Sua Da – Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)

Paradise Gardens Cart

  • Zhurou Bao – Steamed bao filled with pork and served with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Xìngren Qu Qi – Three Mini Almond Cookies

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Ca Ro Phi Chien Gion – Whole crispy tilapia with chili-lime vinaigrette served family-style with soup, vegetables and rice
  • Japchae – Sweet potato noodles, onions, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spinach, snow peas, broccolini and lightly sauteed tofu tossed with sesame oil and sweet and spicy sauce and topped with toasted sesame seeds
  • Galbi – Short ribs marinated and grilled Korean-style and served with steamed rice and kimchi
  • Pho Bo: Beef noodle soup with seasoned beef stock, thinly sliced tri-tip and rice noodles with classic accompaniments of onion, jalapeno, basil-lime and hot sauce
  • Banh Mi Thit Nuong – Marinated pork belly, pickled carrots and daikon with cucumber, cilantro, seasoned mayonnaise and jalapeno on a crispy baguette
  • Mango Pudding
  • Almond Milk Black Iced Tea with Pudding (non-alcoholic)
  • Black Beer Stout

Last year, we had a great time trying the variety of the food and drink available during Lunar New Year. One of the biggest surprises was the Purple Sweet Potato Macaron. It’s sweet and really doesn’t taste like sweet potato.

What foods are you most looking forward to trying? We’d love to hear your favorites and what you want to try. Please share in our comment section below!

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