A few years ago Disneyland closed much of the west end of the Downtown Disney District in order to make way for a new luxury hotel, a hotel it eventually canceled after a fight over taxes and financial support from the city of Anaheim. Now that end of Downtown Disney is slowly starting to come back to life.
The latest addition is Asian Street Eats by Chef Hung Huynh, a new concept from Earl Enterprises (whom you may know from Earl of Sandwich and Planet Hollywood fame). The location is a take-out window that features a flavorful menu of Asian dishes you can eat on-the-go.
Hung Huynh, a Vietnamese-American Chef, was the winner of the third season of “Top Chef” on Bravo and has been focused on bringing modern Asian flavors in an accessible format to his own restaurants after working in some of the best restaurants in the nation. In 2018 Huynh could be found at working at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL as Chef de Cuisine. Asian Street Eats is the Chef’s first concept for Earl Enterprises.
Start with a mixed bowl and customize it with proteins like grilled chicken, braised beef short rib, or sauteed tofu. Then pick royal purple rice or mixed greens and your choice of vegetable toppings and sauce.
Another customizable option is the Scallion Pancake Wrap. Pick your protein (same as above) and add it to the stuffing of cabbage, caramelized onions, pickled carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, hoisin sauce, and Sriracha aïoli. Top with a sauce that’s spicy, savory, or sweet as you so desire.
Other dishes at Asian Street Eats include pot stickers (chicken or vegetable) with a ginger soy dipping sauce. There are also kid sized portions of the mixed bowls. Drinks include Japanese teas and sodas.
Asian Street Eats fills a need at Downtown Disney District by bringing a little bit of life to that end of the shopping district and also adding modern Asian dining available to enjoy for the first time. Will you give Asian Street Eats a try on your next visit to Downtown Disney District at Disneyland?