Panda Express is reaching out to Latinos, the nation’s fastest growing community, with its latest premium fish entree in time for the Lenten season. The restaurant chain is setting a new gold standard for fish in the fast casual restaurant category with its newest entree, Golden Szechuan Fish. Made with 100 percent wild-caught North Pacific Cod and inspired by the culinary flavors of central China, Golden Szechuan Fish combines hand-sliced, lightly battered cod fillets, crisp sugar peas and sweet red bell peppers wok-tossed in a zesty Szechuan sauce.
"Golden Szechuan Fish offers our guests premium seafood in a fast casual setting," said Andy Kao, executive chef at Panda Express. "With seven pieces of cod per serving and a healthy serving of fresh-cut vegetables, Golden Szechuan Fish delivers the high quality, great taste and unique Chinese-inspired flavor guests have come to expect from Panda Express."
"We already know that Latinos comprise a growing and vibrant market for Panda Express and with the addition of our Golden Szechuan Fish we are offering a viable and delicious option to those members of this community who will be observing traditional dietary guidelines during Lent," Kao continued.
Just in time for the Lenten season, Golden Szechuan Fish will be available at participating Panda Express locations for a limited time beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26. North Pacific Cod is a lean whitefish with a sweet flavor, delicate texture and melt-in your-mouth flake. It also is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Panda also offers other seafood options throughout the year such as its award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp, made with fresh tempura shrimp wok-tossed in a gourmet honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.