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August 4 - 5, 2023

New Food & More Coming to Disney World for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Did you know that this month is Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month? Walt Disney World has shared a complete guide to new food and beverage offerings around the theme parks and resort hotels in addition to “A World of Voices” celebrations.

On May 6 and May 27, the Disney Springs Kids Club will feature Polynesian luau performers with story drumming and dance. There will be a variety of musical acts representing various Asian American Pacific Islander music and dance performances live at the Orange Node as well – the schedule is below.

  • DJ Pram featuring two Bollywood-style dancers: May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25
  • Lahjit, a Salt Lake City, Utah band that plays music from various genres: May 7 and May 8
  • The Collective, a high-energy vocal group that celebrates boy bands and K-pop (short for Korean pop music) sensations from throughout history: May 14, May 15, May 28 and May 29
  • NETANE Polynesian Productions, whose performances feature authentic Polynesian dances from the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and more: May 21 and May 22

The Viva Gaia Street Band at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has added songs this month that guests may recognize from the film, Moana.

At Disney Springs, two artists have added their art to the Disney Springs Art Walk: Vietnamese-American artist Thao Huynh French and Cambodian-American artist Andrew Hem.

Moving onto the new food and beverages coming to Walt Disney World, the official detailed information is below.


Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s and Kona Island (Currently available)

  • Moana Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake, toasted coconut mousse filling, buttercream, coconut flakes, and white chocolate Moana piece with a fresh orchid

Kona Cafe (Currently available)

  • 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 May 1 through 30)

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

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

Everything POP Shopping & Dining and Landscape of Flavors (Available May 1 through 30)

  • 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
    • This dish is inspired by Haupia and the name celebrates Moana’s ambition to preserve her culture and traditions.

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotels (Mobile order available)

  • Korean Fried Chicken Bowl with Cucumber Namasu: Double-fried chicken thighs tossed with gochujang sauce, sesame seeds, green onions, and pickled cucumber (New) (Available May 1 through 30)
    • Executive Chef Kevin was inspired by his Mama Chong and his heritage to create homestyle Korean comfort food accompanied by pickled cucumbers namasu. 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 (Available May 1 through 30)

  • Pad Thai Fizz: Inspired by the traditional flavors of pad Thai, this cocktail features Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, thai basil, and lime (New)
    • This cocktail features Skrewball Whiskey, which tells the story of its founder’s journey from Cambodia to California and the pivotal role that peanut butter played in his childhood.


Caravan Road (Currently available)

  • 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 (Currently available)

  • Chicken Dumplings

Nomad Lounge Available May 1 through 31)

  • Bangkok Chicken Wings: Crispy chicken wings, fish sauce caramel, peanuts, and cilantro (New)
  • Tuna Poke Bowl: Steamed rice, edamame, pickled radish, chili-sesame glaze
    • Heavily influenced by Japanese and other Asian cuisines and poke represents diverse and multifaceted cultures.
  • Coconut Mango Cocktail: Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, mango purée, and rice milk garnished with whole lychee fruit
    • This cocktail is inspired by the exploration of the Pacific Islands, featuring popular ingredients offered to explorers along the way.

Pizzafari (Available May 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • 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

Restaurantosaurus (Available May 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Spicy Asian Chicken Sandwich: Crispy, pickled red onions (New)
  • 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

Tiffins Restaurant (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Yuzu Crème Brulee: Ube ice cream, hibiscus cookie crumble, matcha tea cake, and mango sauce (New)

Thirsty River Bar, Dawa Bar, and DinoLand U.S.A. Bars (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Singapore Sling: New Amsterdam Gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, sweet-and-sour, grenadine, and Sprite


Connections Eatery (Mobile order available)

  • Curry-spiced Pizza: Two slices of freshly baked pizza topped with tikka masala, carrot, potato, peas, tomato, plant-based mozzarella, and lime “yogurt” (Currently available through June 1)
  • 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 (Currently available)

Sunshine Seasons (Currently available for lunch only)

  • 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 (Plant-based)
  • Asian Vegetable Noodle Salad with wakame, tuna poke, and spicy mayonnaise

Nine Dragons Restaurant (Available May 1 through 30)

  • Char Siu Rice Bowl: Cantonese-style BBQ pork over vegetable egg fried rice (New)

Garden House (Available May 1 through 30)

  • Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake: Unfiltered sake with pineapple (New)
    • This Pineapple Nigori honors the Japanese settlers who came to the United States and worked on pineapple farms. The first Japanese community in Florida, the Yamato Colony, grew up around a pineapple field.

Teppan Edo (Available May through 30)

  • Japanese-Hawaiian Pineapple Nigori Cocktail: Pineapple juice, coconut cream, Nigori sake, and a dash of shochu (New)
    • This Japanese-Hawaiian Cocktail celebrates some of the contributions of Japanese Americans to the culture, economy, and social fabric of Hawaii.
  • Golden Philadelphia Roll: Salmon, cream cheese, salmon roe, capers, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise, aonori, micro shiso, and pepper flakes (New)

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

  • Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange-chili sauce

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

  • Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce
  • Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings
  • House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons
  • Classic Bubble Milk Tea

Hanami Outdoor Kitchen at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (Available now through July 5)

  • 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 now through July 5)

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


Backlot Express (Currently available, mobile order available)

  • 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 (Plant-based version with tofu available)

Fairfax Fare (Currently available, mobile order available)

  • 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 (Plant-based) (Also available with chicken)


Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen (Currently available)

  • Pannie Connie’s Congo Lime Delight: Lime ‘panna cotta’ served with mango-lime sorbet and fresh fruit (Plant-based)
    • This dish is inspired by traditional desserts served in Vietnam.


Amorette’s Patisserie (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Ube Pianono: Ube roulade cake filled with cinnamon banana mousse and an ube buttercream
    • This treat was created by Pastry Culinary cast member Reuben, who drew inspiration from his Filipino heritage.

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Korean Bulgogi Hot Dog: Spicy Korean beef and pork hot dog, bulgogi steak, pickled vegetables

The BOATHOUSE (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Changing Tides: Fever-Tree Sparkling Lime & Yuzu, a unique blend of zesty Mexican Tahitian lime, and floral sweetness of Japanese Yuzu

The Edison (Available May 1 through 31)

  • 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

The Ganachery (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Matcha Yuzu Square: Japanese green tea and yuzu with dark chocolate

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Frozen Mandarin Fusion: An exotic blend of refreshing iced tea, frozen lemon, and mandarin syrup topped with passion fruit popping boba (Spirited option available)
  • Ripple Art featuring Moana and Mulan

Morimoto Asia (Available May 1 through 31)

  • “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

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 (Available May 1 through 31)

  • 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
  • Ly-chee Martini: Ocean Hawaiian Vodka, lychee syrup, and house-squeezed fresh lemon juice garnished with a fresh flower, lychee, and boba pearls

Sprinkles Cupcake (Available through May 14)

  • 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.
    • Nguyen Coffee Supply is America’s first specialty Vietnamese coffee company and proud champion of the resilient Robusta bean. Founded in 2018 by Sahra Nguyen, their mission is to build a diverse and inclusive coffee culture for all while uplifting robust coffee producers worldwide.

Wetzel’s Pretzels (Available May 1 through 31)

  • Mango Boba Lemonade: Popping mango boba topped with either signature fresh lemonade or frozen lemonade, and mango purée (Non-alcoholic)

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