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Mar 18, 2022

Panda Express Tests New Orange Chicken Sandwich Bao

Panda Express tests the new Orange Chicken Sandwich Bao as a hand-held way to enjoy their signature Orange Chicken dish.

The new menu item is being tested for a limited time at their Innovation Kitchen location in Pasadena, CA through April 14, 2022.

Panda Express' Orange Chicken Sandwich Bao features a crispy-fried chicken strip coated in Orange Chicken sauce served with pickles and sriracha aioli on a toasted sandwich bao.

A bao is generally a type of Chinese dumpling made of a steamed bun with a filling. The form of the Panda Express' Orange Chicken Sandwich Bao seems to borrow from a gua bao, which features a clamshell steamed bun filled with meat and condiments.

Panda Express previously tested another hand-held vehicle for their Orange Chicken last year at the same location. It was simply called the Orange Chicken Sandwich (and I tried it).

Photo via Panda Express.