REVIEW: PIXAR Fest’s Chilled Noodle Salad at the Lucky Fortune Cookery

An order of PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad
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PIXAR Fest has finally begun at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California and one of the many specially-themed food offerings was the Chilled Noodle Salad, originally billed as “color-changing noodles,” found at Disney California Adventure’s Lucky Fortune Cookery. I sampled this dish on the event’s opening day and can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. So without further ado, I present to you the PIXAR Fest Chilled Noodle Salad!

The sign describing PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad

As you head up to place your order at the Lucky Fortune Cookery in Disney California Adventure, you will find a sign describing the Chilled Noodle Salad in the window.

An order of PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad

Here is the dish in all its glory. For the price of $10.49, the noodle portion could be a bit larger. This felt more like a large side dish in the end rather than a full lunch.

a close-up of the noodles from PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad

Judging by their consistency, I believe the “iridescent noodles” are some version of glass noodles (sweet potato starch-based noodles), like the ones found in Japchae. The chopped, toasted peanuts added a nice crunch.

The vegetables in PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad

The accompanying veggies consisted of a shredded daikon and carrot mix and pickled cucumbers. The daikon and carrots weren’t really much to speak of; they were simply those two vegetables. However, I loved the cucumbers, which were slightly pickled in rice vinegar and had a bit of spicy kick at the end of each bite. Looking back, I think this was perhaps Disneyland’s attempt at kimchi.

the vinaigrette for PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad

The vinaigrette was billed as “sweet and spicy” but I would have called it more “sweet and savory” with the prevalent flavors being a sweet soy sauce with hints of sesame oil and green onion. I am pretty sensitive to spicy stuff and I didn’t notice any heat coming from the vinaigrette.

PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad with the vinaigrette poured on top

After you pour the the vinaigrette on top of the noodles and stir with your chopsticks, the blue noodles turn purple! It took a bit of stirring to achieve the change in color, but the effect is still fun.

PIXAR Fest's Chilled Noodle Salad changing color

PIXAR Fest’s Chilled Noodle Salad was a fun way to celebrate the start of the resort’s festivities. With PIXAR Fest running until September 3, it is safe to say that this was not the only time I will be feasting on this dish. If you find yourself in Disney California Adventure with a hankering for something a little different, you can’t go wrong with the Chilled Noodle Salad.

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About the author

Natalie Kipper

A native to Southern California, Natalie's first visit to Disneyland was on her second birthday and she has been going regularly ever since. If you are in the Parks, you will most likely find Natalie in line for the Haunted Mansion or scouring the Emporium for the latest Disney merchandise.
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