Pixar Fest Eats: Color-Changing Noodles at Lucky Fortune Cookery in Disney California Adventure!

Pixar Fest fans, it’s time to try our luck at one of the more intriguing Fest eats: Color-Changing Noodles! When this one was announced, we couldn’t wait to make some monster magic — and we hoped they’d be as tasty as they were unusual!

So naturally we headed straight for Lucky Fortune Cookery to get our scary little paws on this festival dish!

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Even though the start of this dish is the color-changing magic, they’re billed as Chilled Noodle Salad — and they’re inspired by none other than our friends at Monsters, Inc.! Of course the salad is more than just noodles; also included are Herbaceous Preserved Plants, Sweet and Spicy Vinaigrette, Crushed and Toasted Peanuts with Mint, Thai Basil, Shredded Daikon (a type of radish), and Carrots.

Chilled Noodle Salad

Chilled Noodle Salad

You’ll notice there’s also a wedge of Lime — and that’s uber important to the dish! We love the combination of fresh flavors and those crunchy peanuts. And the daikon adds a little something unexpected.

Chilled Noodle Salad

Chilled Noodle Salad

The noodles are a pretty shade of blue — totally James P. Sullivan-approved! But what do they look like with a little spritz of that lime wedge?

Blue Noodles turn...

Blue Noodles turn…

That’s right: they’re Randall Boggs-purple! The slightly translucent nature of the noodles only adds to the Monsters vibe! And we really love the color change.

And in case you’re wondering how this magic happens, it turns out, science is to thank! The noodles are made with butterfly pea flower powder which, when combined with the acid from the lime juice, naturally changes the pH of the noodles — and the color!

...purple!

…purple!

And thankfully, the flavors in the Chilled Noodle Salad make it a sleeper hit — even without the allure of the color-changing noodles! Get this!

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What do you make of these funky color-change noodles? Tell us in the comments! 

Heather Sievers is DisneyFoodBlog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist! Check out more of her adventures at @DininginDisney on Instagram!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    Sarah, I love to try new things like an exotic meal at the Yak & Yeti TS, but for some reason the pink purple, translucent noodles remind me of deep trench ocean worms. Sorry, Sarah, but you did ask. I agree with you, Deb. These would fit Pandora very well!

  2. Kimberly says

    Color change or not, that noodle salad looks delicious. I hope this comes to WDW. It seems some of the healthier options are going away (R.I.P., Lighthouse Sandwich at Columbia Harbour House). If we eat white bread, American “cheese,” extra butter and fatty fried stuff, we feel like a sluggish food-coma lump. No fun, especially at a theme park. Bring on the color-changing noodle salad, please! And bring back the Lighthouse, too. (I wonder if anyone at Disney actually reads and/or cares about our comments?)

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