There is a place inside California Adventure on the Pacific Wharf that I thought served Chinese food. When I saw the name of the place, the large dragon behind it and the hanging lanterns; I thought that meant "Chinese Food." Wrong! The Lucky Fortune Cookery is a place that serves a mix of Thai, Korean, Japanese and Chinese flavors in a rice bowl. They only serve Asian rice bowls here. (sad face) If you are in the mood for Chinese food like I was when I saw the sign... it's the not so Lucky Fortune Cookery.
The Lucky Fortune Cookery only serves Asian rice bowls, and they come in a box, not a bowl. You choose from beef, chicken or tofu and then you choose a sauce. Sauce choices include Mandarin orange, spicy Korean, Thai coconut curry and Teriyaki. It's mix of different Asian flavors, not just Chinese even though the name of the place suggests Chinese food. Okay, okay, I'm over it.
The kids meal includes chicken and brown rice and is served with oranges, carrots and choice of a drink. Not really something that my children would choose so they did not eat here. My husband I decided we would take them somewhere else but we would still eat here to try it out.
All the rice bowls are served with big chunky vegetables. If you don't like vegetables you need to make sure you say something to them when you order. My husband hates big chunks of vegetables in his food so he was a little disappointed in how many there were. There are too many to pick out, so make sure to order without if you don't like them. The vegetables vary depending on the sauce you choose. My husband chose Teriyaki so there were big chunks of bell peppers and that made him sad, he can tolerate most vegetables but he doesn't like bell peppers at all and there was a whole rainbow of them.
You eat outside at the Lucky Fortune Cookery, it's not close to the water, it's in the back near the bathrooms and Chase ATM towards the entrance to Cars Land. It's decorated with a Chinese theme as you can see with the lanterns and all. If I recall correctly, this used to be a Chinese food place but it was closed down for a while before it re-opened and served just Asian Rice Bowls. Probably why you see all Chinese themed decor and the name of the place certainly suggests Chinese Food when you first look at it. We we're a little disappointed when we saw the menu because it's just not what you would expect given the appearance of the place.
We ordered two Asian rice bowls and a large drink in the big sippy cup because my son likes Ariel. He just saw the movie for the first time a couple weeks ago so he's all about The Little Mermaid right now in his 6 year old career.
I ordered the Chicken with a Mandarin orange sauce. It was good but it had too many vegetables in it. I think I would order it again without all the 'goobies' as my daughter likes to call them. We didn't order the kids anything here because we knew they would not like it. The chicken and Mandarin were a good combo but the vegetables were really icky, not my kind of vegetables at all. Very soft and limp, not really that great. Next time I would order them without the vegetables because they just weren't very good.
My husband ordered the beef rice bowl with a teriyaki sauce and he didn't really get what he bargained for. He hates vegetables and in the middle of this bowl is a sea of bell peppers and onions that just made him want to gag. It was a waste of money for him because he just picked at it the whole time. The chives on top were a dead giveaway, he hates chives. The menu says "vegetables", we should have paid closer attention to that part.
You get fortune cookies with your meal. We probably should have opened those before we ordered huh?
"You have to try things at least once" is what my momma always tells me. But unfortunately for us, this was not a winner in our book, at least not this visit. I may come back again one day and order it without vegetables, but it's not likely considering it's $10 for chicken and rice. It hardly seems worth it when you put it those terms.
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