REVIEW: New Char Siu Pork Rib Rice Bowl Is Nothing Short Of Disappointing In Disneyland

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With the opening of Regal Eagle Smokehouse over on the East Coast, it seems Disneyland was feeling a bit left out when it came to barbecue. Luckily (or not so luckily) they were quick to rectify it with the new Char Siu Pork Rib Rice Bowl in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Indiana Jones Adventure.

DL Pork Ribs

The new bowl comes with grilled ribs that are basted with a Cantonese BBQ sauce and served with steamed rice. This big bowl is available fittingly at Bengal Barbecue in Disneyland and will cost you $13.99, which is pretty pricey, but we hoped that MAYBE, just maybe it would be worth it. (Narrator: But it was not worth it.)

DL Pork Ribs

DL Pork Ribs

In a nutshell, this dish was very disappointing. That’s right… not just disappointing, but VERY disappointing. The pork was not just fatty, but very hard to pull off the bone, which made eating it even more difficult than ribs normally are. Altogether, the meat quality was just poor and could be much better.

DL Pork Ribs

One positive was the sauce, which was tangy, but unfortunately did not do much to help. The rice was fine but once again, very basic. At the end of the day, the dish is just overpriced and bad.

DL Pork Ribs

DL Pork Ribs

Our suggestion is to save your money and order something else. There are so many better options from Bengal Barbecue, you’re better off ordering any one of their specialty skewers.

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Jilly Hite

Jilly, a native New Yorker has been visiting the parks since before the tender age of 1 and is happy to finally call Orlando her home. When she's not on Sunset Boulevard professing her love to Evie Starlight you can probably find her in line for Popcorn. The only thing she loves more than the mouse himself is her pup, Macoco.

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