Raya and the Last Dragon Movie Night

It is #Movienightfriday and Raya and the Last Dragon is out. I did get the VIP access on Disney + which was soooo worth it. We absolutely loved this film for so many reasons. We were non stop laughing. The color and southeast Asian influences were clear throughout the movie which is great for a lesson. While Raya and the Last Dragon was set in Kumandra, as you can see below.

The animators traveled throughout South east Asia, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India), Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore. They took their time to study the elements of the cultures and geography to bring it to screen As you can see below, there is a lot of similarities in geography, food, clothing and much more.

Then we took the opportunity the VR the area.

Then we created a mixed Asian menu using the recipes below. It was so good that we can’t wait to do it again.

Raya and the Last Dragon Menu

Yakitori (Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers) Recipe – Drugstore Divas

“The flavors in this Yakitori (Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers) recipe made with Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar and Mizkan Mirin drum up so many wonderful memories and stories.” – Lisa

Pacific Cod with Lime, Chilli and Ginger – In the Playroom

“It’s important to eat fish at least once a week, but sometimes it can be hard to think up different recipes and move away from the traditional fish and chips. There are so many other simple and tasty ways to prepare cod though, and I have one Asian style cod and noodles recipe to share with you today.” – Anna and Luciana

VEGAN RICE PAPER SUMMER ROLLS (GOI CUON CHAY) – My Plantiful Cooking

“These vegan summer rice paper rolls, aka goi cuon chay, are paired with a flavorful peanut sauce, making them the perfect light & refreshing meal to have !” – Meesha

VEGAN TOFU SATAY WITH PEANUT SAUCE – My Plantiful Cooking

“Perfectly seasoned and grilled vegan tofu satay skewers are paired with a rich and creamy peanut sauce. This amazing Asian-inspired dish will impress even meat-eaters!” – Meesha

ASIAN MARINADE FOR SALMON AND STEAK – Aubrey’s Kitchen

“This bold Asian steak and salmon marinade is delicious on steak, salmon and chicken. Plus, you can make an incredible pan sauce with the remaining marinade!” – Aubrey

FROZEN EGG ROLLS IN AIR FRYER – Aubrey’s Kitchen

“If you want crispy, crunchy and cooked perfectly, frozen egg rolls in air fryer are the way to go! Air fry frozen egg rolls like a pro with this quick and easy air fryer recipe. Much easier than deep frying or using a conventional oven and even healthier!” – Aubrey

Crock Pot Chicken Pho – Served from Scratch

“With your slow cooker, you can make your own Vietnamese noodle soup! Our Crock Pot Chicken Pho is our take on this classic with an incredibly flavorful broth but with a little added nutrition from fresh bok choy. Making this Asian chicken noodle soup at home is easier than you may think!” – Stacey

Mango Chicken Fresh Spring Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce- On My Kids Plate

“Bursting with crunch, these fresh spring rolls in rice paper wraps are healthy and delicious. Packed with veggies, sunny mango and chicken, your kids will love dipping them in the peanut sauce on the side for delicious party appetizer, dinner or even packed into a lunchbox. Similar to a salad but all rolled into a wrap, these delicious fresh spring rolls are really delicious and tasty.” – Kristy

Bulgogi, Korean Barbequed Beef – Christina Cucina

Bulgogi, otherwise known as Korean Barbequed Beef is a simple, yet extremely flavorful Asian dish. Marinate the beef and grill, that’s it.” – Christina

Filipino Lumpia with a Garlic and Black Pepper Vinegar Sauce – Christina Cucina

Filipino lumpia are a spring roll type dish filled with vegetables and a tiny bit of ground beef. The black pepper, garlic and vinegar lumpia sauce puts them over the top!” – Christina

How to Make Easy Thai Curry Chili to Warm You Up – Fluxing Well

Have you ever tried a new recipe and had it become an instant family favorite? That’s what happened with this Thai curry chili recipe. To make it even better, this recipe will help you use some holiday leftovers if you have them. Read on to learn more!” – Lisa

thai red curry noodle soup – Season and Thyme

“Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup is a great way to have Thai takeout at home. This creamy soup is packed with flavor powerhouses like cilantro, jalapeños, and curry. It’s made even more filling with lots of tender chicken pieces and silky rice noodles. You will want to slurp up a big bowl (or two!) of this spicy, creamy soup!” – Sarah

miến gà (vietnamese clear noodle soup) – Season and Thyme

“Most people have heard of Pho Ga, but have you heard of it’s sister soup, miến gà? Think of it as the easy way to make pho, it is light but still incredibly satisfying. It can be done in just about an hour and you will still get to enjoy all of the wonderful aspects like tender chicken, savory broth, and fresh aromatics. Not to mention delicious glass noodles! In fact, this soup can alternatively be called “clear noodle soup” or “glass noodle soup.” Keep scrolling to learn more about this miến gà (Vietnamese Clear Noodle Soup) recipe.” – Sarah

THAI RED CURRY WITH TOFU – My Pure Plants

White frying pan with a darkbrown red sauce tofu cubes, sliced bell peppers, sliced green chilies, mint leaves, sliced spring onion, mushrooms slices.

This is the easiest Thai red curry ever with only simple 6 ingredients to make a delicious sauce. We also used ingredients that are common in Thai cuisine like tofu, wood ear mushrooms also known as black fungus, bamboo shoots, spring onions and red chilis. It is a delicious, rich and creamy red curry dish which is done in 30 minutes!” – Ermese and Nandi

CRISPY RICE PAPER SPRING ROLLS – My Pure Plants

Lots of spring rolls cut in half and arranged in a semi-circular dish facing upwards around a brown dipping sauce.

Let’s make delicious and crispy spring rolls with rice paper! I am talking about these cute rice paper rolls that have a colorful, pre-cooked veggie filling (with carrots, purple cabbage, spring onion, bean sprouts in this recipe) and baked in the oven until crispy. If you add the shredded hoisin tofu as well, you have some truly yummy vegan spring rolls in your hands.” – Ermese and Nandi

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce – What a Girl Eats

Chicken satay with peanut sauce is a delicious and easy to make dinner, or appetizer. Skewers of seasoned chicken pair up with a flavorful Satay dipping sauce.” – Cynthia

Singapore Hot Pot – What a Girl Eats

“Spencer and I had Singapore Hot Pot, in (of all places), Singapore, on our honeymoon. My first thought was “Asian fondue!” Well, not exactly.” – Cynthia

PANDAN ICE CREAM – Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

“This pandan ice cream has a wonderful herbaceous pandan flavour and an amazing green colour that’s totally natural.” – Sarah

10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe – The Forked Spoon

“Crisp, fresh, and bursting with loads of unexpected flavor, this Garlic Bok Choy Recipe is guaranteed to be your new favorite side dish. Ready in just 10 minutes, enjoy this easy vegetarian side dish with chicken, beef, or fish.” – Jessica

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