REVIEW: Fantastic Impossible Meatballs Join Mickey Sweet Potato Macaron and More from Red Dragon Spice Traders in Disney California Adventure for Lunar New Year 2022

Looking for something savory with some heat to it? Look no further than Red Dragon Spice Traders, which is a food booth found at Disney California Adventure for the 2022 Lunar New Year celebration. We love a little spice with our food, so hopefully, we can handle the Red Dragon.

Red Dragon Spice Traders Booth for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Menu for Red Dragon Spice Traders for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Food:

  • Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice – $8.00
  • 🆕 Impossible™ Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction – $7.50
  • Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream, with crème fraĂ®che center – $6.50

Beverages:

  • 🆕Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purĂ©e, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice – $6.50
  • 🆕Master Gao Brewery Baby Jasmine Tea Lager, China (5.4% ABV) – $13.25
  • 🆕Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)

Photos of Menu Items from Red Dragon Spice Traders for 2022 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Spicy Three-Cup Chicken – $8.00

served on a bed of jasmine rice

This little cup of chicken and rice packs a punch. By far one of the better savory dishes; this is full of spicy flavor.

The portion is a bit small for the price, but this spicy bowl of fun will give you a kick if that’s what you’re looking for. We don’t normally like dark meat chicken, but we ate this without any problems. The rice and chicken were perfectly cooked. The sauce was slightly sweet to offset the spice from the chili pepper.

This was garnished nicely. Most hungry guests would enjoy this.

*NEW* Impossible Lion’s Head Meatballs – $7.50

Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction

This is a great meatless meatball with a fantastic sauce.

The cabbage soaks up a lot of the sauce and brings a pungent twang to the dish when eaten together.

We don’t even really miss the meat; this impossible meatball is fantastic. Overall, we enjoyed this and would get it again.

Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron – $6.50

Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center

This macaron returns from previous years and is always a fun treat.

Like all the Lunar New Year food offerings, this is simple and beautiful. The shell cracked apart in a satisfying way.

The purple filling was an interesting color against the red shell, and if we didn’t know it was yam, I likely wouldn’t have guessed.

This was a simple dessert that could easily be shared with several guests.

Sadly, no hidden sprinkles, but just more creamy goodness.

This dessert rounded out this booth nicely to cool down your palate after some spice.

*NEW* Dancing Firecracker (non-alcoholic) – $6.50

Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice

It’s comprised of super sweet juice with a surprising kick of heat. As one of the few non-alcoholic drinks at the festival, this still may not be a great option for kids. The amount of heat the Dancing Firecracker packs could be off-putting to a child. An adult looking for a non-alcoholic drink may enjoy this.

It’s not bad, but we probably would not opt for this with so many other cocktails available.

*NEW* Master Gao Brewery Baby Jasmine Tea Lager, China (5.4% ABV)

From TotalWine.com: “Jasmine Tea Lager uses Jasmine Tea produced in Guangxi province. The overall tea flavor on the beer is mild as to complement the lager quality of the beer, making this a very easy to drinking & refreshing beer.”

Are you excited to try a dish from Red Dragon Spice Traders at the 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure? Let us know in the comments!

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