First Taste of Panda Express Philippines!
First Panda Express Philippines information for you is that the first-ever Philippine branch is at the SM Megamall Building A on the Upper Ground Level. Once you enter the Julia Vargas entrance of SM Megamall Building A, just head straight towards the end of the Upper Ground Level, and Panda Express is right there waiting to feed your hungry tummy.
Second Panda Express Philippines information for you is that they will be opening their doors on December 12, 2019! Yup, that’s one awesome 12.12 treat to all of you Orange Chicken-loving people out there! Make sure to come early because the line can be really really long.
Third Panda Express Philippines information for you is about picking a meal! Panda Express has three options for individual orders namely the Bowl, the Plate, and the Bigger Plate! Prices start from Php 195, Php 245, and Php 295. They also have a Kid’s Meal at Php 180 and a Family Feast at Php 1,200. Each order offers different levels of satisfaction! Make sure to ask their servers about how each item tastes like especially if it’s your first time dining at Panda Express.
Here are the different entrée choices at Panda Express! What we loved about this is that it’s very informative. Why? Well, aside from knowing what to order, it also gives diners a chance to eat healthier by stating the calorie count. Panda Express also has Wok Smart items or healthier choice items that offer 300 calories or less and at least 8g of protein every serving. Amazing, right?!
More about the Panda Express menu! 4 side choices include Chow Mein (stir-fried noodles), Fried Rice, White Steamed Rice, and Mixed Vegetables (healthier choice!). 3 appetizers and a la carte boxes!
After knowing the important Panda Express Philippines information, it’s now time to EATSperience their signature dishes! Let’s EAT!
First up, ORANGE CHICKEN! It really had to be all caps, hehe! This one was definitely as good as advertised. Crispy batter, juicy chicken, and AMAZINGLY TASTY sweet and tangy sauce! Every bite left wondering what took it so long to come over here. We will definitely be back for more! One full serving each, hehe!
Next is Panda Express Philippines’ Kung Pao Chicken! Smoky and peppery stir-fried juicy chicken thigh chunks with fresh and crunchy veggies for a complete American-Chinese EATSperience! This will definitely go well with a lot of steamed white rice because its sweet and spicy sauce goes a long long way!
Moving on to the Asian Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce! One of the juiciest chicken dishes we have ever had. This one was definitely grilled to perfection because the meat was super tender, it had a good bite, and was really juicy and flavorful. We would gladly pair this up with the Panda Express Fried Rice for an awesome EATSperience!
One of two Panda Express beef dishes, the Broccoli Beef! Lots of crunch from the perfectly cooked chunks of broccoli and amazing meaty flavor from the tender slices of beef in a light soy and oyster sauce slurry. Balanced diet on one plate!
One more dish with veggies or should we say a vegetarian dish, the Eggplant Tofu! This was one of our favorites from this EATSperience. Definitely, a healthier choice on the Panda Express menu without sacrificing flavor and satisfaction. This and Chow Mein is definitely a match made in foodie heaven!
After all the entrées, it’s now time to talk about the unsung heroes at Panda Express, the SIDE CHOICES! In this photo, you can see two of the four options, the Mixed Vegetables (super healthy choice!) and the Fried Rice (flavorful, a bit dry but complemented greatly by the saucy dishes).
In this photo is the world-famous Panda Express Chow Mein! Stir-fried noodles with some onions and greens with a light soy sauce and sesame oil. We found this on the dry side of things, too. It might be intentional on their side because it’s meant to be a good side to their tasty and saucy dishes.
Our First Taste of Panda Express Philippines has now come to an end! It was definitely a delight trying out all of their signature dishes for the very first time. We absolutely loved the Orange Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, and Eggplant Tofu. As for the sides, we would go back for the Fried Rice and the Mixed Vegetables (trying to be healthy right now, hehe!). That’s it for our first-ever Panda Express EATSperience! Make sure to tell us about your very own EATSperience when you try it out starting tomorrow, December 12, 2019! Until next time!
Panda Express Philippines
Upper Ground Floor, SM Megamall A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
11:00am to 10:00pm
Budget: Php 500 for two