Delicious Reasons to Get on Board With Disney’s New Protein Bowl Trend
Dating back to the opening of Satu’li Canteen at Pandora-The World of Avatar we are seeing a new culinary trend emerge. Disney’s chefs have been hard at work coming up with new, inventive and delicious ways to feed hungry theme park guests! As part of this effort, we give you the rise of Protein Bowls!
These convenient on-the-go lunches have been popping up at various location through Disney’s theme parks and resorts. D23 recently had a chat with Chef de Cuisine at Disneyland Resort Mark Baun about this exciting new trend. According to Braun, “(It all started with the Cast. We have a team of different cultures, something like (the bowls), is something we didn’t have.”
For those wondering what sort of ingredients you’ll find with this new dining trend, each bowl starts with a base of white or brown rice. Then a protein is added. Thrown into the mix are a wide array of delicious fresh toppings including things like Togarashi seasoning, pickled cucumbers, watermelon and more! Culinary Director John State from Disneyland Resort said he hopes guests are “transported to a unique place with foreign flavors” when you try each bowl. So where can you find these delicious entrees? Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl – Satu’li Canteen- Animal Kingdom
This Crispy Fried Tofu version of the Protein Bowl is seasoned with Chili-Spice. It is topped with Crunchy Vegetable Slaw and Boba Balls. It comes with your choice of Base and Sauce. You can order yours up for $12.49.
Ribs Bowl- Harambe Market – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
This treat comes with a decent portion of ribs, cilantro rice, salad greens and is topped with salsa. It will set you back $14.29.
Poke Bowl- White Water Snacks – Disney’s Grand Californian Resort
White Water Snacks has recently re-opened with a revamped menu that features tasty new bowl options. One of our favourites is the Poke Bowl which comes with your choice of Salmon, Tuna, or Tofu marinated Poke Sauce. Guests can choose between steamed white rice or shredded lettuce, red onions, pickled cucumber, edamame, avocado, green onion, furikake, sriracha aioli and Togarashi Spice. Pick yours up for $12.00.
Asian Rice Bowl Beef – Lucky Fortune Cookery – Disney California Adventure
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