Sneak Peek: Menu Item From Pongu Pongu in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora

The arrival of Pandora – The World of AVATAR to Disney’s Animal Kingdom gets closer every day! And more and more details are starting to emerge about this new land opening on May 27th.

Pandora Concept Art ©Disney

Pandora Concept Art ©Disney

Just a few days ago, in fact, we learned more about Pandora’s dining options, which include Satu’li Canteen, the restaurant’s main dining establishment, and Pongu Pongu, a drink station run by an expat who visited Pandora and decided to stay and set up shop for the long-term.

Pongu Pongu Concept Art ©Disney

Pongu Pongu Concept Art ©Disney

Pongu Pongu will be home to an exclusive Pandora snack — Lumpia! The cast of the ABC daytime cooking show, The Chew, offered a sneak preview on today’s episode!

The Cast of The Chew at the 2015 Rockin' Burger Block Party

The Cast of The Chew at the 2015 Rockin’ Burger Block Party

Lumpia is a popular street food in the Philippines and Indonesia. It’s of Chinese origin and can be compared to egg rolls. Though typically filled with savory veggies and meat filling, Disney has created a sweet take on the snack. At Pongu Pongu, the rolls will be filled with pineapple cream cheese.

Television Shot of Lumpia on ABC's The Chew

Television Shot of Lumpia on ABC’s The Chew

And the lucky ducks who host The Chew got to try them…

Television Shot of ABC's The Chew

Television Shot of ABC’s The Chew

Among the reactions? “Wow!” (Note the thumbs up from Michael Symon). (Not that they’d be allowed to say anything else, but…whatever.)

Television Shot of ABC's The Chew

Television Shot of ABC’s The Chew

To summarize the tasting, Clinton Kelly said they taste exactly like “pineapple cream pie in an egg roll.”

Television Shot of Lumpia on ABC's The Chew

Television Shot of Lumpia on ABC’s The Chew

So, there it is… the very first taste of Pandora! Oh, and if you’re reading this on March 9th, there is still time to set your DVR or carve out time to catch Nightline on ABC for an in-depth look at the new land TONIGHT!!

Will you be trying Lumpia at Pongu Pongu? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Scott G says

    I hope they offer these in a Gluten-Free option for my wife who has Celiac Disease.

  2. Jason says

    How American, taking a savory snack and turning it into dessert. No wonder we’re all fat.

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