PHOTOS, REVIEW: Grilled Chicken Bowl, Braised Beef Short Rib Scallion Pancake Wrap, and Chicken Pot Stickers at NEW Asian Street Eats Take-Out Window in Downtown Disney District
New to the Downtown Disney District, Asian Street Eats is adding a fresh, flavorful dining option to the area. Celebrity chef Hung Huynh has created delicious Asian cuisine that is easy to grab on the go.
Street Eats is located where the former Rainforest Cafe restaurant stood. The small brown booth is tucked between two small gardens along the left side of the Downtown Disney walkway.
The front of the food truck style restaurant is primarily brown wooden planks with red accents.
You place your order on the left side, where they will print your receipt and give you a buzzer for your food.
The middle of the truck holds unique drinks like Ramune, Calpico, and Royal Milk Tea that guests are welcome to purchase.
Once your order is placed, you can make your way over to the right side of the stationary truck and pay for your food. After that, they will give your dishes to you in a to-go bag.
The bag is white with bamboo artwork done in black and white on the two smaller sides. The front presents the same logo.
Grilled Chicken Bowl with White Rice – $8.95
This dish comes in a paper bowl with a plastic lid that snaps on.
This mixed bowl comes with grilled chicken, fire-roasted corn, pickled carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, caramelized onions, and your choice of sauce. You are given the option to choose between royal purple rice or mixed greens for the bottom of the bowl. We went with the rice just because it already seemed pretty vegetable-heavy.
The grilled chicken is presented on top of the veggies and rice. Visually, this dish is very pretty and has a lot of vibrant colors blending together.
All of the veggies were delicious. The onions added some crunch, the carrots and cucumber brought a lot of freshness to the dish, and the corn and mixed greens added great flavor.
The onion was well cooked and also added some extra texture. Everything blended exceptionally well and complimented the chicken.
The grilled chicken was the perfect bit of protein for this dish. It was flavorful and had the right consistency. Not too chewy and not too dry. It was easy to bite into, and had us wanting more.
The bowl comes with a choice of sauce. We chose the miso honey as recommended by the cast member at the front. It was sweet and a little bit more on the creamy side. The sweetness brought together the chicken, veggies, and rice, making an all-around delicious dish.
Chicken Pot Stickers – $7.95
If you are looking for a quick snack to grab on your way into the parks, this is the perfect option for you.
This dish includes five chicken potstickers as well as a side of ginger soy sauce.
The pot stickers are bigger than we expected and well worth the money.
The bottom of the pot sticker is a little bit darker than the rest of the bite, as that’s the side it is cooked on. It added a little bit of crunch, which was pleasant.
The pot sticker itself was soft and moist on the outside.
The ginger soy sauce was the perfect pairing for this delectable treat.
The dough was soft and sweet and had the perfect consistency to hold the chicken inside the potsticker. The chicken tasted almost identically to what was served in the mixed bowl, so I’m sure it’s close to the same. These pot stickers were delicious, and something we would most definitely get again.
Braised Beef Short Rib Scallion Pancake Wrap – $9.95
This dish comes wrapped in a paper holder inside a compostable paper to-go box.
This item shares a lot of the same ingredients as the mixed bowl. The wrap is stuffed with cabbage, caramelized onions, pickled carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, hoisin sauce, and sriracha aioli. You can’t forget the braised beef short rib that is in the wrap as well.
The colors are vibrant once again. It looks somewhat like a Ronto Wrap, which is available for purchase in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The outside “pancake” was flaky, as you can tell from the photograph.
The braised beef short rib was excellent and carried a hearty flavor throughout the wrap. It was soft and pulled apart quickly. The vegetables were tasty in the wrap, but did get a bit soggy. The pancake was thicker than we thought it would be. While it was flaky, it held everything together well and had a sweet flavor.
The new Asian Street Eats option at Downtown Disney is an excellent addition to the area and offers delicious meals at a reasonable price.
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