Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open inside Disneyland Park, and the residents of Batuu are sharing some of their favorite culinary delights at several eateries throughout the Black Spire Outpost, the largest of which is Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo.
On opening day, several members of the DIS team enjoyed leisurely lunch of everything on the menu, including one of the kid’s meals. I’ll share our thoughts, but keep in mind that, while there have been some previews of the land, this was the first day that guests were allowed inside the new land, so the chefs could still be “getting used to their programming.”
Let’s start with the Felucian Garden Spread [$12.99], which is the vegetarian option at lunch. The plant-based meatballs (or “kefta) was served with herb hummus, and cucumber relish, with pita on the side.
This was one the favorite entrees, of the day. The flavorful and filling meatballs were a hit with several members of the team.
The Felucian Garden Spread is only served until 4:00pm, when it’s replaced by Ithorian Garden Loaf [$14.99], a plant-based meatloaf dish.
Also, well done was the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip [$15.49]. Tip-yip, we found is a close relative of the chicken. The chicken is lightly coated and fried, then served with roasted vegetable potato mash and herb gravy.
While the flavor was nice, with the gravy reminding some of chicken pot pie, the chicken itself was dry. Also, the official menu described the chicken as “crispy,” which it wasn’t.
Another popular dish was the Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip Salad [$13.99], which featured marinated chicken on top of mixed greens, with seasonal veggies, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds, served with a green curry ranch.
The chicken had a nice kick to it, and we thought the salad itself was unique and continued the theme.
Less successful was the Yobshrimp Noodle Salad [$15.99]. The cold entree features shrimp on top of marinated noodles and vegetables.
While the dish had some nice heat (spice) to it, the slimy noodles were its downfall.
The final entree was the Smoked Kaadu Ribs [$16.99], which we thought would be the signature dish of the restaurant. The pork ribs were served with a blueberry corn muffin on top of a cabbage slaw.
We were disappointed with what should be the best dish on the menu. The red cabbage slaw was uninspired and the savory muffin was dry and really added nothing to the dish. The biggest offender, however, were the ribs themselves. While the sauce was tasty, with just a hint of heat, the ribs were dry and just a little tough.
At dinner a Braised Shaak Roast [$18.99], beef pot roast with pasta and mushrooms, is added to the menu.
The kid’s menu also features the shrimp and noodle salad with a sweet orange dressing [$10.99], the fried chicken served with mac & cheese [$9.99], and A Taste of Takodana [$8.49], which is what we picked up.
This dish features a black bean hummus served with edible soil, assorted vegetables, and a multi-grain crisp. While we’re sure there are kids out there that will enjoy this dish and we’ll agree that the idea of it is interesting, we don’t really think it will appeal to the masses.
We also tried the three signature drinks at Docking Bay 7, the Moof Juice $5.49], Phattro [$5.49], and Butuubucha Tea [$5.49]. The team was split on which they enjoyed the most.
The Moof Juice is made Simply Fruit Punch, Simply Orange with Pineapple, and Chipotle-Pineaple. The flavor was somewhat enjoyable, but not at all spicy. We also thought it tasted watered down, and reminded us of drinking Vitaminwater or a similar product.
The Phattro starts with Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, with Odwalla Lemonade and Desert Pear. This one was refreshing, but also a bit underflavored.
Butuubucha Tea was Suja Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha and was the favorite of the team members that enjoy kombucha.
The two desserts are the Batuu-Bon [$6.99] and the Oi-Oi Puff [$6.49], and again we were split on our favorites.
The Batuu-Bon was a dense chocolate cake with a bit of white chocolate mousse and a coffee custard, and was the most popular with the chocolate lovers.
The Oi-Oi Puff was filled with raspberry cream and passion fruit mousse, and is a nice choice if you’re looking for something a little lighter.
While there were some hits and misses at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, there is enough variety…and enough hits…that it’s a good dining choice for your family’s next visit to Batuu.
For even more about our experience, including our thoughts on the dinner entrees, check out this video:
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.