The orange chicken at Panda Express was inspired by a similar Sichuanese dish. Photo: Shutterstock

The story of American Chinese chain Panda Express – is the Chinese food it serves ‘authentic’?

  • Panda Express has become many Americans’ first — and in some cases, only — exposure to the cuisine
  • Critics are quick to label it as inauthentic because of its deep-fried, high-sugar offerings
Topic |   Chinese culture

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The orange chicken at Panda Express was inspired by a similar Sichuanese dish. Photo: Shutterstock
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