I’ve seen them on Twitter for a few years now. Alien Dumplings, LGM Mochi, Little Green Men Dumplings, Toy Story Alien Mochi… Whatever you want to call them, they’ve been on my Disney “must try” bucket list since I first laid eyes on them.
I ‘m here to report that I’ve crossed them off of my bucket list AND I’ve finally learned their “official” name: Little Green Dumplings!
Little Green Dumplings are obviously a tribute to Toy Story’s Little Green Men. They’re quite possibly the cutest edible thing I’ve ever had. Little Green Dumplings can be found at both Tokyo Disney Sea and Tokyo Disneyland.
I feasted on mine from the Soft Landing snack stand in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland. It’s a small ice cream stop upstairs near Star Tours. We used the
stairs inside Pan Galactic Pizza Port (also worth a look, amazing decor & themeing) to get there. Soft Landing is kind of a hidden spot and when we visited, no line! They only offer soft serve ice cream, beverages, and a few snack type items here. The current flavors of ice cream were peach, milk, or you could get a peach/milk swirl. I wish I had tried the soft serve, but at this point, the dumplings were a higher priority!
The little plastic cases you see on the bottom right are mini snack cases. They come filled with small chocolate candies similar to M&M’s and look like mini souvenir popcorn buckets. The large plastic alien case is an optional souvenir carrier for your dumplings. It will set you back 880 Yen ($7.46 US), which isn’t too terrible considering that it comes with the trio of dumplings. The dumplings alone are 360 Yen ($3.05 US). At just over one dollar each, this is a perfectly affordable & tasty little treat!
When we stopped here, we were actually on a guided tour and on the hunt for bottled water. For some reason, bottled water is not quite as common in Japan as it is in US parks. Soft Landing is one of the few in-park spots where you can buy bottled water. So, with that… We purchased some water (don’t you love the Monster’s Inc. themed bottle?) and an order of dumplings.
The dumplings come three to an order. From the top they all look the same, but if you flip them over you can see which flavors they are: Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla.
The actual green “mochi” dumpling is chewy & sweet. Each alien is filled with custard. The consistency of the custard is pretty thick; when you take a bite it doesn’t ooze out. The dumplings are filling & rich, I had just one bite of each flavor. Chocolate was my favorite, with vanilla in second place. I’m not a huge strawberry flavor fan, so that one was my least favorite.
Apologizing now that the “bitten” photos are a little gross looking. When I revisited these photos I thought they looked sort of like stuffed grapes!
Although I really enjoyed the Little Green Dumplings, I don’t think they are something I’d get on a regular basis. If you could buy them individually, I’d probably be inclined to grab a chocolate filled cutie once in a while. I mean how can you say no to this face?!?
Are you a mochi fan? Would you or have you tried Little Green Dumplings? Let us know in the comments below!