Mar 10, 2010

Review: Panda Express - Honey Walnut Shrimp

Panda Express's new Honey Walnut Shrimp features tempura battered shrimp, honey sauce, and glazed walnuts and is available as an individual entree for $3.90 or as part of their 2- or 3-entree plates for an upcharge of $1.00.

Surprisingly, these shrimp are not the normal shrimpy shrimp normally associated with fast food; they are fairly normal-sized: about 2" long.  In a single entree box, you get about 6 to 8 shrimp.  If you're going to get them, your best value is just getting a plate and swinging for the $1 upcharge.

So how does it taste?  Very good actually!  I don't normally eat shrimp outside of egg rolls and dim sum but these are quite good.  If you like getting honey walnut shrimp at Chinese restaurants, but don't care for the mayo, these are right up your alley.  They have just the right balance of honey sweetness and the tempura batter while not crispy, adds a different texture to the mix.  The shrimp itself had a good shrimp flavor and wasn't dry at all.  The walnuts were crunchy and had a nice caramelized sweetness to them.

If you like shrimp, Panda Express's Honey Walnut Shrimp are definitely worth a try.  Especially, if you don't care for mayo.

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Nutritional Info (3.7 oz)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 210)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 470mg
Carbs - 27g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 14g


  1. You actually ate it!? Wow...

    I LOVE honey walnut can't go wrong. Even at the worse Chinese restaurant ever, they can't make honey walnut shrimp taste bad. I usually try to scrape off as much of the mayo as possible though.

    I don't know if I would like these since they are different. But if I ever go to Panda Express I will definitely give them a try.

  2. omg, i just got some and they are delish! I could eat them morning, noon, and night, but i probley wouldnt be around very long if i did that lol :]

  3. I bought some today! They were so amazing. I was so angry I didn't get more. They are quite expensive but worth it!


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