DCA Lunar New Year treats

A Gourmet Guide to Disney California Adventure’s Lunar New Year Festival

By Megan Deppe

It is almost time for the Lunar New Year, and Disney California Adventure has planned a celebration to appeal to all of the senses! The Lunar New Year Festival, commemorating the Year of the Dog (Pluto is extra-excited this year!), runs from January 26 through February 18, and features a menu that includes Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese culinary delights. We are excited to try all of the delicious foods, and we’ve made a list of where you can find each and every tasty treat, so that you plan a tour for your tastebuds!

DCA Lunar New Year treats

Korea Marketplace (in front of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap: Vegetable Fried Rice (pictured above left)
  • Yachae Mandu: Steamed Vegetable Dumpling with Sesame-Garlic Soy Sauce
  • Yang Gaeng: Sweet Red Bean and Raspberry Jelly
  • Banana Ooyu: non-alcoholic Banana milk (pictured above right)
  • Mae Shil Ju: Plum Wine Cocktail
  • Hite Pale Lager

DCA Lunar New Year treats

China Marketplace (in front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Xiǎo Lóng Bāo: Pork Soup Dumplings with Black Vinegar and Ginger (pictured above)
  • Sānbēijī: Three Cup Chicken
  • Dàn Tǎ: Egg Tart Dessert
  • Wǔxiāng Huāshēng Táng: Five Spiced Peanut Brittle
  • Bǎixiāngguǒ Lǜchá: Passion Fruit Green Iced Tea with Lychee Popping Pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Tsingtao Lager

DCA Lunar New Year treats

Vietnam Marketplace (in front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Bánh chu’ng: Sticky Rice Cake with Pork (pictured above left)
  • Chạo tôm: Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Bánh khoai lang tím: Purple Sweet Potato Macaron (pictured above right)
  • Cà phê sữa đá: Vietnamese Iced Coffee (non-alcoholic)

Outdoor Vending Cart (in Paradise Gardens)

  • Zhūròu Bāo: Steamed Bao filled with Pork and served with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Xìngrén Qū Qí: Three Mini Almond Cookies

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Cá rô phi chiên giòn: Whole Crispy Tilapia with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette served Family-Style with soup, vegetables, and rice
  • Japchae: Sweet Potato Noodles, Onions, Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrot, Spinach, Snow Peas, Broccolini, and Lightly Sautéed Tofu tossed with Sesame Oil and Sweet and Spicy Sauce topped with Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Galbi: Short Ribs Marinated and Grilled Korean-Style and served with Steamed Rice and Kimchi
  • Phở Bò: Beef Noodle Soup with Seasoned Beef Stock, Thinly Sliced Tri-Tip and Rice Noodles and Classic Accompaniments of Onion, Jalapeño, Basil-Lime, and Hot Sauce
  • Bánh mì thịt nướng: Marinated Pork Belly, Pickled Carrots, and Daikon with Cucumber, Cilantro, Seasoned Mayonnaise, and Jalapeño on a Crispy Baguette
  • Mango Pudding
  • Almond Milk Black Iced Tea with Pudding (non-alcoholic)
  • Black Beer Stout