FIRST LOOK: Panda Express Opens Its First Branch at SM Megamall This December 12!

Who's ready to get their hands on the famous Orange Chicken?

Ready to get your hands on the famous Orange Chicken? 

It's been such a  long wait, and after years of wishing for the restaurant to come to Manila, the first branch of Panda Express is finally opening to the public this ThursdayDecember 12 at the Upper Ground Floor of  SM Megamall

First opened in Glendale, California, Panda Express is established by the Cherng Family, with hopes bringing their flavorful cuisine to the US. The restaurant takes pride in serving an extensive menu of American Chinese dishes that are all bold in flavor, and are made with the freshest ingredients, something that's palatable to their valued guests. 

The restaurant has opened in over 2,200 locations all over the world since its establishment in 1983, with branches not only in the United States, but also in Mexico, South Korea, Japan, and, now, the Philippines. 

Ahead of its official opening to the public, we got the chance to have a first look at Panda Express' first branch in Manila. Here are some of the must-tries from their menu, and how best to enjoy them – pairs and all: 


Orange Chicken: A Panda Express classic, this dish has crispy chicken,
tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce. 
Kung Pao Chicken: A spicy, Szechuan-inspired dish with chicken,
peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers 
Broccoli Beef: Tender beef and fresh broccoli 
cooked in a ginger soy sauce
Asian Grilled Chicken: Hand-sliced chicken thigh grilled
and served with teriyaki sauce 
Eggplant Tofu: A dish perfect for those looking for a meatless alternative, 
this has lightly browned tofu, eggplant, and red bell peppers, 
tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce 

Perfect for those looking for a hefty meal, Panda Express offers various combinations, which depends on your preferred side dish as well. Order it by the Bowl (P195), and you can enjoy 1 entree with 1 side dish; by the Plate (P245), which has 2 entrees and 1 side; and by the Bigger Plate (P295), a feast which includes 3 entrees and 1 side.

As for the side dish, note that you can also opt to get a full serving of their Chow Mein, Rice, or Mixed Vegetables, or split two of these into half to get the best of both worlds! 

A  Bowl with Orange Chicken, Half Chow Mein, and Half Fried Rice
A Plate with Orange Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Chow Mein, and Fried Rice


Panda Express, located at the Upper Ground Floor, Hall A, SM Megamall, opens this December 12. For updates and for more information, you may check out their official website, Facebook, and Instagram pages. 



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