REVIEW: Prosperity Bao & Buns Adds New Pizza Bao Bun for 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure

Prosperity Bao & Buns is a staple food booth for the Lunar New Year Festival, located at Disney California Adventure. But for the 2023 festival, this booth unfortunately lost the Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun (though it remains at the festival; available at Bamboo Blessings!) but it received a new pizza bao bun to make up for the loss!

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Menu for Prosperity Bao & Buns in Disney California Adventure for Lunar New Year 2023

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Food:

  • 🆕 Pepperoni Pizza Bao Bun – $9.00
  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao – $9.00

Beverages:

  • Peach Yuja-Ade – $6.50
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade – $16.00
  • Lychee Celebration – $15.00

While the beverages are new to this food booth, both the Peach Yuja-Ade and the Soju Peach Yuja-Ade have appeared at the Lunar New Year Festival before, available from Lucky 8 Lantern.

Photos of Menu Items for Prosperity Bao & Buns in Disney California Adventure for Lunar New Year 2023

*NEW* Pepperoni Pizza Bao Bun – $9.00

served with Marinara

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These were supremely unpleasant. The bao buns come two to an order, which is two too many.

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They’re crispy on top and soggy on the bottom, and the lackluster ingredients inside are surrounded by an overly sweet dough.

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Then these bao are swimming in a boat of marinara sauce, making it all just a mess and unpleasant to eat.

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This seems like a bad idea from the get-go, and it lives up to the expectation.

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This is the kind of thing that gets theme park food made fun of. We know they can do better.

Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao – $9.00

Pickled Red Onions and Jalapeño

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The bao includes Chinese BBQ pork with pickled red onions and jalapeño, but we seem to be missing the jalapeño.

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The bao itself was light and soft, which is the right consistency. The pickled onions added a bit of spice but are easily picked off if those aren’t your thing.

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The pork had a good char-siu flavor and was a generous portion, given the size of the bun. The pork was also tender and easily flaked apart.

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Overall, we liked this, but it was not outstanding.

Peach Yuja-Ade – $6.50

Yuja-Lemongrass Purée, Dragon Fruit & Peach Syrups, Lemon Juice and Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, garnished with a Lemon Wheel

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This is a beautiful, two-toned cocktail. It’s perfect for Instagram and surprisingly tasty.

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The bright purple from the butterfly pea plant is unflavored, but the orange mix on the bottom is flavorful. Mixing them together dilutes the sweetness if you want to cut the blast of sugar.

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The orange part is tart, sweet, and has a hint of herbal flavor, likely from the Yuja.

Soju Peach Yuja-Ade – $16.00

Soju, Yuja-Lemongrass Purée, Dragon Fruit & Peach Syrups, Lemon Juice and Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, garnished with a Lemon Wheel

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This is the same drink as above, but with the addition of soju.

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The soju gives it an extra layer of complexity and cuts a bit of the sweetness, making it even more drinkable.

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With or without soju, this is a delicious drink that is sure to delight everyone at the festival.

Lychee Celebration – $15.00

Gin, Prosecco, Lychee Syrup, Yuja-Lemongrass Purée and Grapefruit Juice, garnished with an edible Purple Orchid

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This one is too much. It’s just a cup of sweet with hardly any flavors to register.

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The slight grape-like flavor of lychee is present but instead is overwhelmed by the sweetness. With an aftertaste almost like cough syrup, we will definitely be avoiding this one in the future.

Did this food booth prosper or did it fail for you? Let us know in the comments below!

The Lunar New Year festival is running from January 20 through February 15, 2023.

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