REVIEW: Mickey Hot Dog and More at Prosperity Bao and Buns in Disney California Adventure – Lunar New Year 2020

Prosperity Bao and Buns is a special food booth open from January 17th to February 9th, 2020 for Disney California Adventure’s Lunar New Year 2020 celebration. (And don’t worry, these bao buns won’t come to life on ya, like they do in one of our favorite Pixar shorts!)

Prosperity Bao and Buns Booth at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Menu for Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

 

Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Food:

  • Char Siu Pork Bao – Chinese BBQ Pork with Pickled Red Onions and Jalapeño – $7.75
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

Beverages:

  • 🆕 Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00
  • 🆕 Kloud Original Gravity Lager (canned alcoholic beverage) – $10.00

Photos of Menu Items from Prosperity Bao and Buns at Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year 2020

Char Siu Pork Bao – $7.75

Char Siu Pork Bao – $7.75

The bao includes Chinese BBQ pork with pickled red onions and jalapeno. I seem to be missing the jalapeno.

Char Siu Pork Bao – $7.75

I see pork, pickled onions, and cilantro, but no peppers… which was fine with me. The bao itself was light and soft, which is the right consistency. The pickled onions added a bit of spice, but are easily picked off if those aren’t your thing. The pork had good char siu flavor and was a generous portion given the size of the bun. The pork was also tender and easily flaked apart.

Char Siu Pork Bao – $7.75

Overall, we liked this, but it was not outstanding. At almost $8, it wasn’t huge… and I’d skip it for desserts.

Char Siu Pork Bao – $7.75

Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

This was fun and clearly geared towards kids. We enjoyed the “hidden Mickeys” on it. It was actually pretty big and looks heavy, but it was light on the inside.

Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

It had flavor that reminded me of an everything bagel. Kids would love this as long as they don’t mind a subtle chive flavor. The hot dogs were normal hot dogs with a bit of sesame and onion flavor. For the price point, it was not outstanding, but it would be a fun snack to munch on or please a kid. Plus, it was photogenic.

Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

Mickey grew legs!

Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun – $7.00

*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00

*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00
*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00

This drink was excellent and tasted like an unsweetened soda. There were a lot of notes of grapefruit and it was fizzy!

*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00
*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00

We found it hard to find the gin taste, but it was very citrusy and boozy, in the best way. If you aren’t a fan of grapefruit, this drink probably isn’t for you, but we will be coming back for this drink! It may also complement some of the spicer food offerings at the festival nicely.

*NEW* Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer (alcoholic beverage) – $13.00

We’re pretty glad these bao buns don’t come to life, so that we can enjoy them without feeling any guilt. Did you try any of the food from Prosperity Bao and Buns? Which item was your favorite?