Firecracker Shrimp Returns To Panda Express On February 14, 2024


Firecracker Shrimp Returns To Panda Express On February 14, 2024

Panda Express has just announced that they are bringing back the popular Firecracker Shrimp for everyone to try for a limited time only.

The returning item will officially go on the menu starting on February 14, 2024 and can be found at all participating locations nationwide.

As you know, Panda Express’s Firecracker Shrimp features a seared work-fired shrimp, fresh vegetables and also delicious flavors from Sichuan cuisines.

And in celebration of this amazing return, Panda Express is inviting fans from all over to enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinary experience where they are teaming up with acclaimed Olivier Cheng Catering and Events. For four nights only, fans will be able to enjoy this amazing experience at either the Los Angeles (2/13 & 2/14) or New York (2/16 & 2/17) locations.

Each day of the event, there will be two time slots open which are either the 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. seating and fans will need to reserve their seats on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are limited to about 200 seats total for each city location, and you will need to go to to get your seat before its too late.

Basically, what happens is that Panda will transform two of its restaurants into elevated fine dining areas for the evening. Then fans attending will be able to enjoy a five-course prix fixe menu at around $38.00 per person and is curated by Panda’s very own Culinary Innovation Team. All of the foods will be served Family-Style, and will include Panda’s signature items that are elevated in a certain way.

Here is a list of the foods you will be served:

  • Special Amuse Bouche and a Welcome Drink inspired by Panda Crafted Beverages
  • Bread Service: Chinese donut, burrata with honey, sesame seed, chili crisp and scallion, and a side of cilantro jalapeno relish
  • Appetizer: Mongolian beef sandwich made with shaved rib eye, topped with a cheese sauce and onions served with a side of lotus root and yam chips
  • Main Course: The star of the night, Firecracker Shrimp, served with Panda’s regional specialties quinoa brown fried rice and an eggplant tofu side
  • Dessert: ‘Tea’ramisu made with chiffon cake, milk tea, mascarpone whipped cream

And here are the participating locations:

Los Angeles, California

  • Location: Panda Express, 2011 WEstwood Blvd 90025
  • Dates: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 and also Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. PST Seating / 8:00 p.m. PST Seating

New York, New York

  • Location: Panda Express, 835 3rd Ave.10022 (3rd Ave. and 51st St.)
  • Dates: Friday, February 16, 2024 and also Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. EST Seating / 8:00 p.m. EST Seating

Note: Fans that are not able to attend will also be able to celebrate in a different way. Panda is offering all Panda Rewards members the ability to redeem one free small entree of Firecracker Shrimp with a purchase of a 2-item plate during the duration of February 19 through March 3, 2024.

Fans wanting to get their hands on the returning Firecracker Shrimp or attend one of these dining events will need to act fast as they are only going to be here for a limited time only. The Firecracker Shrimp can be found at all participating locations nationwide while the special dining events are on a first come, first serve basis.

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