Tasty Treat Tuesday – Pongu Lumpia
Welcome back to Tasty Treat Tuesday here at MickeyBlog.com!
We all know that Walt Disney World is known for its iconic eats – popcorn, pretzels, ice cream and even Mickey waffles. HOWEVER – did you know that the theme parks are about SO much more than those classic well-loved treats? Each week, I’m ready to show you a unique tasty treat and where to find it on your next Disney vacation!
So, come join me on this weekly journey to find your new favorites! It’s time to create a new tradition!
Tasty Treat: Pongu Lumpia
Can you believe that Pandora – the World of Avatar opened one year ago today? Before opening, the land was heavily debated amongst Disney theme park fans on whether it was an appropriate choice for Animal Kingdom. Well, the increase in 2017 attendance at Animal Kingdom has certainly proved that many curious guests have flocked to Pandora on their most recent trips to Disney World!
I, for one, was amazed by the beauty of this land after my visit last November, and my new favorite ride really is Flight of Passage for its realistic approach to flight! I would happily wait 3 hours for this ride, and I don’t like to wait for anything longer than an hour! The best way to experience Flight of Passage, though, is with an advance FastPass+ reservation. And having an experienced MickeyTravels agent (such as myself) help book and plan your trip can greatly increase the chances of securing one of these coveted FastPass reservations!
In addition to the immersive theming, beautiful details, exciting E-Ticket attractions, Pandora also offers a variety of Tasty Treats. I have already featured a few in prior posts such as the Night Blossom and the “Teylu” Hot Dog; so, you can clearly see that the treats here are quite tasty!
In honor of the 1 year anniversary of Pandora – World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, I am taking you back to Pandora where we are featuring a treat from the land – Pongu Lumpia!
What is it?
Lumpia is a fried spring roll that is a popular street food found at snack carts around Indonesia and the Philippines. The traditional lumpia is filled with savory ingredients such as vegetables and meats.
Disney’s Pongu Lumpia takes a sweet spin on the traditional version by making a sweet snack for the otherworldly themed land of Pandora. Disney’s Pongu Lumpia is a spring roll filled with a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, and pineapple, wrapped with won ton, lightly fried and dusted with sugar.
Why try it?
If you’re looking for a unique snack, the Pongu Lumpia is a perfect pick! Juicy pineapple is blended with cream cheese and lightly sweetened with sugar. The filling is a soft and creamy bite that balances between tart, tangy, and sweet flavors. The velvety cream cheese filling contrasts nicely with the delicate crunch of the won ton wrapper. Each flavor is subtle and no particular item overpowers another. It is a perfect light snack with just a touch of sweetness.
Where can I find it?
Pongu Lumpia can be found at a little snack spot called Pongu Pongu just outside the exit to Flight of Passage and adjacent to Pandora’s gift shop – Windtraders. After exiting Windtraders, take a sharp left and you will find this refreshment post. Pongu Pongu means “Party Party” in the language of the Na’vi. And the Pongu Lumpia will certainly make you feel festive as you enjoy the snack in Animal Kingdom’s newest land!
Will you celebrate Pandora’s 1 year birthday with the otherworldly snack Pongu Lumpia? Let me know in the comments below!