Satu’li Bowl Recipe from Pandora – The World of Avatar

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Step out of reality and into Pandora – World of Avatar with these delicious Satu’li bowls from Satu’li Canteen at Walt Disney World.

Satuli bowl with noodles, chicken, and beef
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  2. Satu’li Canteen Menu
  3. What’s In A Satu’li Bowl
  4. What Ingredients Do You Need?
  5. How to Make Satu’li bowls
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These bowls are a MUST when visiting Walt Disney World. Each bite is bursting with an array of different, fresh flavors. You will feel like you have stepped out of reality and into the World of Avatar. Create your own salad, rice bowl, potato bowl, or noodle bowl using the ingredients in this recipe. The combinations and possibilities are endless!

Where in the [Walt Disney] World is Satu’li Canteen?

Satu’li Canteen is located in Animal Kingdom Park in the Land of Avatar (aka Pandora). You will find it across from the Windtraders Shop at the exit of the Flight of Passage ride (best. ride. ever.) Save time by putting your order in on the WDW app. You can just walk up to the front of the line and pick up your order!

Pandora at Night

Satu’li Canteen Menu

Though the Satu’li bowls are the main entree at Satu’li Canteen, there are all sorts of other fantastic menu items. You can’t go wrong with the blueberry cream cheese mousse or the chocolate cake for dessert. There is also a great kids menu including several “Mickey check” items. Have an allergy? The Satu’li Canteen menu also includes gluten-free, dairy free, egg free, fish free, soy free, and tree nut free options. Pretty much any of the menu items can be made to be allergy friendly. How cool is that?

Satu’li Bowls at Pandora

What’s In A Satu’li Bowl

The Satu’li bowl is a “build your own”-type entree. You basically pick a meat option, then a base, and a sauce. Each is topped with the crunchy slaw and a few boba balls. Here are the options:

  1. Pick Your Protein:
    • Combination grilled chicken and beef
    • Chili-garlic shrimp
    • Grilled wood-fired chicken
    • Slow roasted sliced beef
    • Crispy fried tofu
  2. Pick Your Base:
    • Rice and black beans
    • Lo mein noodles
    • Red and sweet potato hash
    • Hearty Salad (basically a kale salad)
  3. Pick Your Sauce:
    • Black bean vinaigrette
    • Creamy herb dressing
    • Charred green onion vinaigrette

For the recipe below, we made the combination chicken/beef bowls with the lo mein noodles and creamy herb dressing. I have had several variations/combinations of the bowls and this one is my favorite by far.

Close up of Satuli bowl with veggies, chicken, and beef

What Ingredients Do You Need?

For this recipe you will need some very common ingredients such as olive oil, vinegar, carrots, beef, chicken, along with some not so common ingredients. I will break down some of the ingredients that aren’t as easy to find and tell you where/how to find them:

  • Lo Mein Noodles: I was able to find these in the Asian section of my regular grocery store. You will be able to find them at any Asian market as well. They came in a pack like spaghetti noodles. If you can’t find lo mein noodles, Yakisoba noodles would probably work fine.
  • Ground Sumac: This one is tricky. You can find it at an Asian market in a small packet. I just asked one of the employees where I could find it and they led me right to it. If you can’t find sumac, I have heard that lemon zest is a decent substitute.
  • Cardamom/Turmeric: You should be able to find both of these in the spice section of your grocery store.
  • Boba “Popping” Balls: Not to be confused with tapioca boba balls. You want these boba balls to have the juice in the middle. The kind that gives you a little juice explosion when you bite into them. I read online that you can find them at most Asian markets but I called every. single. Asian market in my area and I couldn’t find them anywhere. Finally, I remembered seeing them at a build-your-own frozen yogurt shop and tried my luck there… SUCCESS! They actually had cups that were pre filled with the boba balls that you could buy (without having to get any frozen yogurt). The flavor doesn’t really matter, but I think the ones we got were strawberry.Package of lo mein noodles, boba balls, and ground sumac for Satuli bowls

How to Make Satu’li bowls

Though these bowls seem to have a lot of ingredients, the preparation part really isn’t that hard. Most of it is mixing marinades/dressings and letting them sit overnight. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Prepare marinades for chicken and beef and marinate meat (separately) in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Prepare creamy herb dressing and allow to set overnight (this is very important, you want those flavors to combine or it won’t taste right)
  3. On the day of serving, remove beef from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temp (about 1 hour). Roast at a low temperature for 3-4 hours or until beef has an internal temperature of 130-degrees, then allow beef to rest and cut into thin slices.
  4. Prepare the lo mein noodles and allow to cool (you can serve them warm but they are served chilled at Animal Kingdom).
  5. Grill the chicken and dice into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Prepare the slaw by making the easy dressing and tossing with carrots and cabbage.
  7. To arrange the bowls, place the noodles in each bowl and top with chicken, beef, slaw, and boba balls. Serve with the dressing on the side or over the meat.Thinly sliced roast beef for Satuli bowls

Frequently Asked Questions

What goes with the Satu’il Bowl?

The meal itself is pretty complete, but a beverage is always a delicious and wonderful thing! Something yummy to make is the Pandoran Sunrise, an intoxicating and non-alcoholic blend of tropical fruit juice and Melon Powerade. If you are feeling adult (or even want to make a mock-tail version of any of these) try making any of these alcoholic beverages, such as Hawkes’ Grog Ale, a draft beer with notes of apricot and peach. Make a margarita (or mock-margarita!) with blended lime and kiwi– so sour it will transport you to another planet!

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Satuli bowl with boba balls, chicken, beef, and veggies

How to Make Satu’li Bowl Recipe

Satu’li Bowl with noodles, chicken, beef, and slaw in a bowl

Satu’li Bowl Recipe from Pandora – The World of Avatar

4.82 from 11 votes
Step out of reality and into Pandora – World of Avatar with these delicious Satu'li bowls from Satu'li Canteen at Walt Disney World.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Marinating Time 20 hours
Total Time 1 day 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Disney
Servings 6 bowls


  • Roasting pan
  • Grill


  • 20 ounces lo mein noodles
  • juicy boba "popping" balls (for garnish)

Slow Roasted Beef

Grilled Canteen Chicken

Crunchy Slaw

Creamy Herb Dressing


  • Cook lo mein noodles according to package directions. Drain well and allow to cool. Toss in 1 tablespoon olive oil and refrigerate until ready to eat. (see notes above)

For The Slow Roasted Beef:

  • Place beef roast in a large Ziplock bag.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, rosemary, thyme, red pepper flakes, sale and pepper until well combined.
  • Pour mixture over the roast and seal the bag, pressing out as much air as you can and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When beef has finished marinating, discard excess marinade and place roast in a roasting pan (uncovered). Roast at 200-degrees for 3-4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 130-degrees.
  • Remove from oven and cover with foil and allow to rest for 30-40 minutes.
  • Using a sharp carving knife, slice into very thin slices to serve over your Satu'li bowls.

For The Grilled Canteen Chicken:

  • Place chicken thighs in a large Ziplock bag.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour mixture over the chicken and seal the bag, pressing out as much air as you can and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Remove chicken from bag and discard excess marinade.
  • Grill over medium heat until chicken is completely cooked through (165-degrees). Remove from grill and cover with foil. Allow to rest 10-15 minutes.
  • Cut chicken into cubes and serve over Satu'li bowls.

For The Crunchy Slaw:

  • Place the shredded carrot and shredded cabbage in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Toss mixture with the carrot/cabbage mixture until well coated.
  • Serve immediately over the Satu'li bowls.

For The Creamy Herb Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse or blend until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Note: When you first make the dressing it will have no color to it. After it sets you will notice the natural color from the spices will make it look light green, just like in the park.

Assembling The Satu'li Bowls:

  • Divide lo mein noodles between 6 pasta-sized bowls.
  • Add about ½ cup chicken and ½ cup sliced beef to each bowl (or just divide evenly).
  • Add slaw to each bowl and top with about 2 tablespoons of boba balls.
  • Serve with ¼ cup creamy herb dressing per bowl (on the side or drizzled over the meat).

Nutrition Information

Calories: 749kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 34gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 427mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 3773IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her three beautiful girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 3 stars
    I just made the charred green onion vinaigrette at home after loving it at the park. I found it very bitter and too much parsley taste. I think that might be out of proportion a little bit. I also discovered that it has to be served room temp or cold, or it completely ruins the flavor. I might try this again, just with less parsley. Thank you for giving me a starting point though.

  2. 5 stars
    This was our favorite food at Disney so I looked for the copycat as soon as we got home and found this recipe. I have made it in different combos probably 12 times since.
    I was able to find all of the unusual spices on Amazon without a problem and get the bobo a balls from a local frozen yogurt place.
    It is a family favorite and with a little prep is quite easy for how good it is.
    Thank you!!

      1. The black bean vinaigrette is our favorite! I will be so excited if you post that recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    It was perfect! I have a great Asian market and still wasn’t able to find ground sumac so I substituted lemon zest and didn’t notice a difference in taste. Definitely a favorite, getting added to our weekly dinner meals!

  4. 5 stars
    This turned out really great. We made bowls with chili garlic shrimp and I was impressed with how close it was to Disney’s food. I ended up using lemon pepper instead of sumac. (I will use slightly less than 1/4 tsp next time) I also pan fried the noodles in butter and soy after boiling them because I felt they needed some flavor. I will definitely be making this again. I want to try it with the chicken. Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    My daughter made this for our family, we loved it! I am so glad we found this recipe, this is one of our favorite places to eat at in Animal Kingdom!
    Thanks for the recipe! We didn’t have any problem finding the seasoning at our store here. My new favorite spice!

  6. 5 stars
    What a fun and exciting recipe. My kids and I have this on the menu for next week. We are really excited to try it!

  7. 5 stars
    I love the different options you have. It’s easy for me to make a gluten-free version. I think the red and sweet potato hash as a base would be awesome.

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds amazing! The marinade and that creamy dressing… wow!! This is a winner and I can’t wait to make this!