After the successful launch of Beyond the Original Orange Chicken last year, Panda Express looks to continue expanding its plant-based offerings by testing two new Beyond Meat dishes – Mapo Tofu with Beyond Beef and String Beans with Beyond Beef – for a limited time exclusively at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena, California.
Traditionally made with minced pork or beef, these new Beyond Meat dishes incorporate Beyond Beef for a plant-based twist. According to a press release, fans can expect the bold American Chinese flavors that they know and love from Panda Express.
Described as delicious, nutritious and sustainable, Beyond Meat’s plant-based Beyond Beef is made from simple, plant-based ingredients such as peas and brown rice, without GMOs, cholesterol, soy or gluten.
Mapo Tofu with Beyond Beef is made with small bites of firm tofu and plant-based Beyond Beef, wok-tossed in a spicy Sichuan garlic sauce. Panda Express recommends serving it over steaming white rice.
String Beans with Beyond Beef is a veggie packed entrée that features hand-cut fresh string beans wok-fired with plant-based Beyond Beef in a savory garlic sauce. Panda Chefs recommend pairing this dish with slightly sweet and spicy Eggplant Tofu and Chow Mein.
As mentioned above, both Beyond Meat dishes will be available at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena through February 23, 2022.