Complete Guide to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Food Coming to the Disney Parks

by | May 1, 2023 | DLR Food, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

It’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Disney is celebrating with new food and drink offerings at the parks and beyond!

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Disney has revealed a full list of the food, drinks, and more that will be coming to Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii to celebrate the month! Disney has released a full foodie guide that includes both existing and new treats to enjoy throughout the month. Read on for everything you need to know!

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Disney Food Guide

Walt Disney World

From the hotels to the parks, guests will be able to take in a variety of limited-time food offerings for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Disney World.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s and Kona Island  

  • Moana Cupcake: A vanilla cupcake with toasted coconut mousse filling, buttercream, coconut flakes, and a white chocolate Moana piece

Kona Cafe

  • Hamachi Tuna Roll: Hamachi tuna, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, and ponzu
  • Pork Belly Noodle Bowl: Bone broth, rice noodles, soy egg, mushrooms, bok choy, and hot sesame oil

Pineapple Lanai (Available through May 30th)

  • Heart Of Te Fiti DOLE Whip Cup: DOLE Whip, mochi cake, Moana-Inspired white chocolate medallion, and an edible flower (Available through May 30th)

Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

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Everything POP Shopping & Dining and Landscape of Flavors

  • How Far I’ll Go Haupia Pie: Rich chocolate coconut pie with a layer of coconut Haupia custard topped with sweet cream and macadamia nuts (Available through May 30th)

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotels

  • Korean Fried Chicken Bowl with Cucumber Namasu: Double-fried chicken thighs tossed with gochujang sauce, sesame seeds, green onions, and pickled cucumber (Available through May 30th)
    •  Available at the following:
      • Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
      • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
      • Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
      • Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
      • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
      • Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Sesame Chicken Stir-fry: Chicken, broccoli, red pepper, and onion with jasmine rice
    • Always available at the following:
      • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
      • Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
      • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
      • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
      • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Available at Various Pool Bars, Table-service Restaurants, and Lounges

  • Pad Thai Fizz: Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, thai basil, and lime (Available through May 30th)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Caravan Road

  • Kakigori: Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with watermelon syrup and sweetened condensed milk
    • Kakigori is a popular shaved ice dessert dating back to Japan’s Heian period.

Mr. Kamal’s  

  • Chicken Dumplings

Nomad Lounge

  • Bangkok Chicken Wings: Crispy chicken wings, fish sauce caramel, peanuts, and cilantro (Available through May 31st)
  • Tuna Poke Bowl: Steamed rice, edamame, pickled radish, chili-sesame glaze (Available through May 31st)
  • Coconut Mango Cocktail: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, mango purée, and rice milk garnished with whole lychee fruit (Available through May 31st)

Pizzafari

  • Turning Red Cupcake: Vanilla cake, mandarin cream filling, honey mousse bao bun, crispy pearls, sweet magnolia blossoms, chocolate garnish, and the Asian-Canadian character Meilin panda on white chocolate medallion (Available through May 31st)

Restaurantosaurus

  • Spicy Asian Chicken Sandwich: Crispy, pickled red onions (Available through May 31st)
  • Turning Red Cupcake: Vanilla cake, mandarin cream filling, honey mousse bao bun, crispy pearls, sweet magnolia blossoms, chocolate garnish, and the Asian-Canadian character Meilin panda on white chocolate medallion (Available through May 31st)

Tiffins Restaurant

  • Yuzu Crème Brulee: Ube ice cream, hibiscus cookie crumble, matcha tea cake, and mango sauce (Available through May 31st)

Thirsty River Bar, Dawa Bar, and DinoLand U.S.A. Bars

  • Singapore Sling: New Amsterdam Gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, sweet-and-sour, grenadine, and Sprite (Available through May 31st)

EPCOT

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Connections Eatery  

  • Curry-spiced Pizza: Two slices of freshly baked pizza topped with tikka masala, carrot, potato, peas, tomato, plant-based mozzarella, and lime “yogurt” (Available through June 1st)
  • General Tso Chicken Salad: Petite kale blend, romaine, broccoli slaw, red bell pepper, mandarin oranges, edamame, crispy wontons, warm fried chicken, General Tso’s dressing

Sunshine Seasons

  • Mongolian Beef with vegetable fried rice
  • Stir-fried Shrimp with honey-ginger sauce, seasonal vegetables, and cashews
  • Vegetable Korma with plant-based chicken and cashews
  • Asian Vegetable Noodle Salad with wakame, tuna poke, and spicy mayonnaise

Nine Dragons Restaurant  

  • Char Siu Rice Bowl: Cantonese-style BBQ pork over vegetable egg fried rice (Available through May 30th)

Garden House

  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake: Unfiltered sake with pineapple (Available through May 30th)

Teppan Edo

  • Japanese-Hawaiian Pineapple Nigori Cocktail: Pineapple juice, coconut cream, Nigori sake, and a dash of shochu (Available through May 30th)
  • Golden Philadelphia Roll: Salmon, cream cheese, salmon roe, capers, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise, aonori, micro shiso, and pepper flakes (Available through May 30th)

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The Citrus Blossom Outdoor Kitchen at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Available through July 5th)

  • Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange-chili sauce

Lotus House Outdoor Kitchen at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Available through July 5th)

  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce
  • Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons
  • Classic Bubble Milk Tea
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Hanami Outdoor Kitchen at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Available through July 5th)

  • Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut
  • Hanami Sushi: Assorted nigiri sushi with lemon-cured salmon, soy-marinated tuna, and cured mackerel
  • Creamy Shrimp Udon: Udon soup with shrimp and spring vegetables

Trowel & Trellis Outdoor Kitchen at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Available through July 5th)

  • Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Ribs with cilantro-lime rice, danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise
  • IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce  

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Backlot Express

  • Tofu or Chicken Teriyaki Bowl: Seasoned jasmine rice, teriyaki chicken or marinated tofu, yuzu-pickled edamame, carrots, cucumber, and onions drizzled with house-made lemon-tahini-chipotle vinaigrette, and sesame seeds

Fairfax Fare

  • Korean Barbecued Pork Belly Bowl: Braised pork belly tossed in Korean Barbecue sauce topped with Korean Salad and green onions served on mashed potatoes in a waffle bowl
  • Soba Noodle Bowl: Chilled soba noodles, edamame, red cabbage, red peppers, shredded carrots, celery, and green onions tossed in yakisoba sauce served in a waffle bowl

Magic Kingdom

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

  • Pannie Connie’s Congo Lime Delight: Lime ‘panna cotta’ served with mango-lime sorbet and fresh fruit

Disney Springs

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Amorette’s Patisseri

  • Ube Pianono: Ube roulade cake filled with cinnamon banana mousse and an ube buttercream (Available through May 31st)

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.

  • Korean Bulgogi Hot Dog: Spicy Korean beef and pork hot dog, bulgogi steak, pickled vegetables (Available through May 31st)

The BOATHOUSE

  • Changing Tides: Fever-Tree Sparkling Lime & Yuzu, a unique blend of zesty Mexican Tahitian lime, and floral sweetness of Japanese Yuzu (Available through May 31st)

The Edison

  • High-Voltage Chicken Sandwich: The Edison’s take on a spicy Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich, made with gochujang, a staple of Korean cooking, as well as fried chicken breast, jalapeno lime crema, smoked bacon, frisée, tomato, and pickle (Available through May 31st)

The Ganachery

  • Matcha Yuzu Square: Japanese green tea and yuzu with dark chocolate (Available through May 31st)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.

  • Frozen Mandarin Fusion: An exotic blend of refreshing iced tea, frozen lemon, and mandarin syrup topped with passion fruit popping boba (Available through May 31st)
  • Ripple Art featuring Moana and Mulan (Available through May 31st)

Morimoto Asia

  • “Bloomin” Japanese Mushroom Tempura: Hon-Shimeji, Asian mushrooms with a nutty flavor coated in tempura batter and deep fried to golden brown perfection served alongside mashed potatoes and a Japanese golden curry cream sauce (Available through May 31st)

The Polite Pig (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Coconut Jerk Pork Sandwich: Smoked pork butt, braised in a coconut jerk sauce, and topped with a pineapple slaw accompanied by a Hawaiian macaroni salad

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

  • Poa Poa Shrimp Bowl: Fresh jumbo shrimp lightly tossed in blackening seasoning sautéed to perfection on a bed of white rice, topped with a mixture of grilled fresh pineapple, yellow, red, and green bell peppers, and red onion, drizzled with an in-house kimchee ponzu sauce, and finished with fresh Asian slaw and sesame seeds (Available through May 31st)
  • Ly-chee Martini: Ocean Hawaiian Vodka, lychee syrup, and house-squeezed fresh lemon juice garnished with a fresh flower, lychee, and boba pearls (Available through May 31st)

Sprinkles Cupcake

  • Vietnamese Coffee Cupcake featuring a decadent coffee cake infused with Nguyen Coffee Supply’s Loyalty Blend, filled with creamy condensed milk buttercream and finished with coffee frosting (Available through May 14th)

Wetzel’s Pretzels

  • Mango Boba Lemonade: Popping mango boba topped with either signature fresh lemonade or frozen lemonade, and mango purée (Available through May 31st)

Disneyland Resort

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At Disneyland Resort, the parks and hotels will be offering specialty food and drinks in celebration of AAPI month in May.

Disney California Adventure

Lamplight Lounge

  • Kung Pao Bao: Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, soft bao bun, red peppers, toasted peanuts, and green onions
  • Salmon Poke: Creamy avocado mousse topped with ponzu-glazed fresh salmon, edamame, pineapple, cucumber, and seaweed salad finished with pickled radish, furikake, fried wonton chips, and togarashi

Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining  

  • Chili-Ginger Pork Belly Sliders: Chili-ginger-glazed crispy pork belly and Asian slaw on baguette buns

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Pork Ramen with nori, roasted corn, and green onion
  • IMPOSSIBLE Bánh Mì with lemongrass-cucumber salad
  • Spicy Szechuan Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
  • Teriyaki Chicken with sautéed vegetables and steamed rice
  • Pork Wonton Nachos: Crispy wonton chips topped with cheese sauce, hoisin-glazed pork, spicy aïoli, and pickled cabbage
  • Beef Bulgogi Burrito with garlic-flavored chips
  • Pot Stickers: Crispy vegetable and chicken pot stickers
  • Organic Hot Green Tea (Non-alcoholic)
  • Black Milk Tea with sea salt cream and brown sugar boba (Non-alcoholic)
  • Ube Milk Tea topped with tiramisu foam and served with boba (Non-alcoholic)(Available starting May 2)
  • Bottle Logic Hanamachi: Japanese rice lager
  • Japanese Mule: Japanese Whiskey, ginger beer, and simple syrup
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Paradise Garden Grill

  • Sweet Thai Chile Chicken Tenders: Chicken tenders tossed in sweet Thai chili sauce and slaw with crushed almonds, mandarin orange segments, crispy noodles, and citrus vinaigrette served with fries topped with cheese sauce (Available starting May 2nd)

Pym Test Kitchen

  • Atomic Pretzel: Salmon Poke Pretzel with ponzu-marinated salmon, sriracha mayo, avocado mousse, wasabi mayo, and watermelon radish

Disneyland Park

Bengal Barbecue  

  • Pork Belly Skewer: Grilled pork belly with hoisin sauce, pickled carrots, and daikon topped with cilantro
  • Chieftain Chicken Skewer: Chicken skewer in a Polynesian sauce

Galactic Grill (Mobile order available)

  • Grilled Pineapple Ham-Burger: Angus beef patty, grilled spiced ham, pineapple, togarashi slaw, and sweet mayonnaise served on a toasted brioche bun (Currently available through May 11)
  • Bacon & Slaw Burger: 1/3 lb Angus patty, marinated pork belly, American cheese, Asian-inspired slaw, and sambal sweet mayo on a toasted brioche bun (Available starting May 12)

The Tropical Hideaway

  • Char Siu Bao: Sweet sticky roasted pork and sweet BBQ sauce dusted with paprika
  • Lime Chicken Bao with butternut squash and fresh herbs
  • Spiced Vegetable Bao with chickpeas and braised vegetables
  • Traditional Pork Lumpia: Pork and vegetable lumpia with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Sweet Lumpia: Pineapple and cream cheese-filled lumpia with DOLE Pineapple dipping sauce
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Disneyland Hotel

Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill  

  • Loco Moco Burrito: Steamed jasmine rice, chopped garlic beef patty, fried egg, gravy, crunchy fried onions, and furikake served with salsa roja
  • Pork Gyoza: Steamed pork and vegetable pot stickers served with gochujang aïoli, unagi sauce, and bonito flakes  
  • Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings: Asian honey glaze and sesame seeds served with togarashi aïoli  
  • Panko-crusted Long Beans served with togarashi aïoli  
  • Angus 1/2 lb. Hawaiian Cheeseburger with grilled pineapple, applewood-smoked bacon, havarti cheese, butter lettuce, tomato, onions, and sweet & spicy spread served with sweet potato fries or french fries  
  • Hawaiian Platter: Choice of marinated short rib or teriyaki chicken thigh served with furikake-seasoned jasmine rice, macaroni salad, and tangy slaw
  • Rongo Salad: Edamame, green papaya, iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, gooseberries, crispy shallots, sesame seeds, and marinated tofu with fermented miso vinaigrette  
  • Poke Bowl: Choice of ahi tuna, salmon, or marinated tofu with smashed avocado, sliced cucumber, edamame, and imitation crab salad with sushi rice topped with crispy fried onions and togarashi aioli
  • Tonkotsu Ramen: Rich pork-based broth, wavy noodles, pork belly slices, fresh green onions, shiitake mushrooms, fish cake, black garlic oil, soft-boiled flavored egg, and nori
  • Pu Pu Platter: Pork gyoza, panko-crusted long beans, macaroni salad, and sweet-and-spicy chicken wings served with togarashi aïoli  

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

GCH Craftsman Grill  

  • Poke Bowl: Choice of sushi-grade salmon or tuna tossed in citrus ponzu with cucumber, edamame, avocado, crab salad, green onions, radicchio, pickled seaweed, furikake and spicy aïoli with choice of Calrose rice or mixed greens (Available starting May 9th)

Disney’s Aulani Resort

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At Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, they will be celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with existing food and drink options!

Ulu Café

  • Mickey Shaped Spam Musubi: Sliced spam on top of a Mickey-shaped block of rice, wrapped together with nori
  • Poke Bowls: Choose from made-to-order spicy tuna or California bowls, or build your own with fresh ahi, salmon, or shrimp over salad or sticky white rice with a variety of condiments

The ‘Ōlelo Room

  • Pūpū Appetizer Menu: A selection of Hawaiian Ahi, Futomaki-style sushi rolls, and Nigiri-style sushi rolls including the signature ‘Ōlelo ‘Ahi Poke with pier 38 ‘ahi, sambal, ginger, cucumber, Maui onion, and green onion

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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