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Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2022: Celebrate at Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort

Nicole Cantore

by , Digital Integration Specialist, Global Food & Beverage

The Lunar New Year is almost here! With the Year of the Tiger upon us, some Disney Parks from across the globe will be offering up some delicious bites to commemorate this joyous occasion. Get a taste of the deep traditions of the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures through vibrant flavors the whole family will love.

As it’s also known, this Spring Festival has a little bit of everything, from sweet snacks and savory dishes, all featuring unique elements inspired by these cultures. Explore what you can enjoy from Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Shanghai Disney Resort with this guide to all things eats and sips showcasing the beauty of the celebration. Once you taste these items, you’ll instantly be basking in happy vibes (and a full stomach) for the year ahead, trust me.

Now what you’ve been waiting for … it’s time to taste your way through the Lunar New Year celebrations. Enjoy!

Collage of images from Longevity Noodle Co.

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort

At Disney California Adventure park, you can enjoy the limited-time, Lunar New Year celebration from Jan. 21 through Feb. 13!

For the best value in your epicurean adventure, you may purchase 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, which I’ve indicated for you below.

Longevity Noodle Co. (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in a zesty garlic butter with Parmesan cheese
  • Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and a spicy tri-chile blend sauce

Beverages:

  • Salted Pistachio Cold Brew featuring Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee
  • Pale Ale with mandarin and bergamot zest
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Collage of food items from Lucky 8 Lantern

Lucky 8 Lantern (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame
  • Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with green onion salad

Beverages:

  • Peach Yuja-Ade: Peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade: Soju, peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Collage of food items from Lucky 8 Lantern

Prosperity Bao & Buns (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao: Pickled red onions and jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions

Beverages:

  • Prosperous Tiger: Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, and vanilla bean paste
  • Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja
  • Bamboo Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Collage of food items from Red Dragon Spice Traders

Red Dragon Spice Traders (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice
  • Impossible™ Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction
  • Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center

Beverages:

  • Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice
  • Jasmine Tea Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Mango-Pineapple Pie from Disney California Adventure park

Seasonal Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Mango-Pineapple Pie

Beverages:

  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola bottled beverage or DASANI bottled water

Additional Spring Festival-inspired Offerings Throughout Disney California Adventure Park

Don’t forget to download the latest version of the Disneyland mobile app*, as some Lunar New Year food offerings at select locations are available through mobile order!

Seasonal Cart in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)

Food Item:

  • Brown Sugar Steam Bun: Brown sugar steam bun topped with blue cream cheese icing (New)

Beverages:

  • White Hot Chocolate: Blue white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow whipped cream and purple sugar (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Warm Apple Cider Cocktail: Hot apple cider, spices, and cinnamon whiskey garnished with a cinnamon stick and a caramel rim (New)
Collage of food items from Studio Catering Truck

Studio Catering Truck (available Jan. 10 through Mar. 01)

Food Item:

  • Hoisin Pork Sliders: Marinated pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls with apple slaw (New)

Beverages:

  • Green Tea Slush: Almond milk, green tea, and vanilla (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Lemongrass-Ginger Lemonade: Lemongrass, lemon juice, ginger, and mint (non-alcoholic) (New)
Hong Kong-style Milk Tea from  Lucky Fortune Cookery

Lucky Fortune Cookery (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)

Beverages:

  • Hong Kong-style Milk Tea: Black tea sweetened with condensed milk served over ice (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of: Fountain beverage at time of purchase, Hong Kong-style milk tea, or Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Baked Char Siu Bao from Cappuccino Cart at Disney California Adventure park

Cappuccino Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Baked Char Siu Bao: Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun (New)
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New)
Collage of food items from Paradise Garden Grill

Paradise Garden Grill (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:

  • Korean-style BBQ Chicken: Half chicken with steamed white rice, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and sesame seeds (Sip and Savor portion available)
  • Pork Banh Mi: Grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette (Sip and savor portion available)
  • Spicy Kung Pao Tofu: Deep fried tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts, and fried rice garnished with garlic deep-fried chips (Sip and Savor portion available) (New)
  • Whole Fried Fish: Crispy whole fish, sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables and chicken soup – served family-style for two
  • Green Tea Raspberry Parfait: Green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls
  • Sides of steamed or fried rice

Beverages:

  • Tiger Milk Tea with brown sugar boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Soju Cocktail: Soju, ginger beer, lemon, basil, Fresno chile, lychee flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Collage of food items from Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart

Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)

Food Items:

  • Gochujang Wings: Chicken wings in spicy gochujang sauce
  • Asian-style Street Corn: Steamed corn on the cob rolled in spicy gochujang sauce (New)
  • Orange-flavored Cotton Candy
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New)

Beverages:

  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola, bottled beverage, or DASANI bottled water (non-alcoholic)
  • Puffed Rice Pale Ale
Collage of food items from Lamplight Lounge

Lamplight Lounge (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)  

Food Items:

  • Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New)
  • Kung Pao Bao: Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, chili peanuts, steamed bao bun, red pepper, and green onion slaw
  • Oolong Donut: Oolong-dusted beignet donut served with oolong crème anglaise, and orange soy pudding dipping sauces

Beverages:

  • Lunar Cocktail: Baiju Chinese liquor, smoked orange syrup, orange bitters and lemon juice garnished with orange peel (New)
Collage of food items for Lunar New Year at GCH Holiday Cart

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Holiday Cart

Food Items:

  • Lantern Whoopie Pie: Whoopie pie filled with vanilla buttercream and dipped in pearl sprinkles
  • Assorted Pretzel Sticks: Tiger-striped chocolate pretzel sticks
  • Mickey-shaped Tiger Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold Mickey-shaped tiger
  • Mickey-shaped Tiger-striped Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold tiger stripes
Collage of food items from Crystal Lotus

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Crystal Lotus

Food Items:

  • Golden Tiger Spring Festival Poon Choi Takeaway: This exquisite cuisine is filled with mouth-watering ingredients, and is perfect for sharing with family and friends at home. (Available Jan. 23 through Feb. 20)
  • Chinese New Year Festive New and Seasonal Dishes: Ensure your celebration is full of bountiful blessings with new and seasonal dishes exclusively for the Year of the Tiger festivities. (Available Jan. 29 through Feb. 6)
  • Chinese New Year Kid’s Menu: Let the little ones get into the celebration with dishes inspired by the Spring Festival. (Available Jan. 21 through Feb. 20)
Menu items for Lunar New Year at Dragon Wind

Dragon Wind (Available Jan. 21 through Feb. 20) 

Food Item:

  • Chinese New Year Lunch and Dinner Sets: Indulge in your Spring Festival desires with this delicious New Year set menu. 

Disney Explorers Lodge

World of Color Restaurant (Available Jan. 29 through Feb. 6) 

Food Item:

  • Colorful Chinese New Year Set Lunch for Two: Sautéed sea cucumber, scallop and yellow fungus with honey bean on basket-steamed bamboo fungus, shrimp mousse on asparagus fried rice, corn soup with crabmeat and vegetarian sharks fin, and stew pear with rock sugar and chickpeas

Chart Room Cafe

Food Items:

  • Chinese New Year Combo: Stewed goose web with dried oyster, black moss and mushroom, steamed shrimp mousse in hairy gourd rings, seasonal vegetables, bamboo fungus soup with kou tau mushroom and cordyceps flower with steamed rice(Available Jan. 29 through Feb. 6) 
  • Mango Mousse Cake featuring Tigger (Available Jan. 21 through Feb. 20) 
Spring Festival Family Feast from Wandering Moon Restaurant for Lunar New Year

Shanghai Disney Resort

Wandering Moon Restaurant

Food Items:

  • Spring Festival Family Feast: Mickey-shaped braised pork belly, steamed chicken stuffed with glutinous rice and vegetable, and steamed fish with tofu
  • Spring Festival Afternoon Tea for Two: Enjoy a Chinese-style afternoon tea featuring puddings, cupcakes, and Chinese tea or specialty beverages.

Royal Banquet Hall

Food Items:

  • Spring Festival Family Feast Set Menu: Pork rib with mixed mushroom soup to give the blessing of abundant wealth along with steamed codfish, fried rice with spicy abalone sauce, braised white fungus with bamboo seeds, and fruit platter

CookieAnn Bakery Café

Food Items:

  • Mickey Passion Fruit Macaroon with Financier
  • Minnie Blood Orange Mousse Cake
  • CookieAnn Mixed Berry Chocolate Cake
  • New Year CookieAnn Cookie
  • New Year CookieAnn Caramel Apple
Collage of food items from IL Paperino

IL Paperino

Food Items:

  • Donald Waffle with Vanilla-Flavored Ice Cream adorned with Chinese elements
  • Donald Vanilla Flavored Ice Cream Cone topped with chocolate Donald

Barbossa’s Bounty

Food Item:

  • Spring Festival Pirate’s Feast: A meal fit for a pirate inspired by the Chinese New Year

Pinocchio Village Kitchen

Food Item:

  • Spring Festival Pinocchio’s Family Feast with unique New Year elements and inspiration

Mickey & Pals Market Café

Food Item:

  • Spring Festival Beast Feast: Bring your appetite for this tasty meal for the New Year!

Outdoor Vending Carts

Food Item:

  •  Chip & Dale Spring Festival Popcorn Bucket

Quick-Service Restaurants and Kiosks:

Beverage:

  • Mickey Spring Festival Tumbler featuring a self-luminating design and bells

Shanghai Disneyland Hotel

Lumière’s Kitchen

Food Item:

  • Spring Festival Buffet: Feast on a wide range of fresh seafood, fine meats, traditional Chinese and western dishes, and various types of New Year-themed desserts.

Aurora

Food Item:

  • Spring Festival Family Set Dinner: Indulge in a festival set menu masterfully prepared while basking in the sights on ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration.

Ballet Café

Food Items:

  • New Year Raspberry Jelly White Chocolate Mousse Cake
Food items from Sunnyside Café for Lunar New Year

Toy Story Hotel

Sunnyside Café

Food Items:

  • Spring Festival Buffet: Sunnyside Café invites you and your family to come celebrate the Spring Festival with a special holiday-themed buffet!

Happy Lunar New Year! May this year be filled with endless happiness and tons of tasty treats.

(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)

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Comments

  • To access the food at the hotels do i have to be staying there? Im new at this stuff i dont know much lol

  • All sounds and looks AMAZING!

  • All sounds and looks so yummy

  • Will there be any celebration in WDW Florida??

  • Will there be any Lunar New Year celebrations or specialty snacks at WDW?

  • All these amazing food and no dining credits to spend on them…….plz bring back the dining plan.

  • All this good food and no dining plan to use credits on it….. please bring it back lol