Eat Beat: Green Panda Café

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The sweet and sour chicken is made with fried chicken, peppers, onions and pineapples all drenched in a sweet and sour sauce. Green Panda Cafe, located on University Avenue, specializes in Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine. (Ari Davis)
The sweet and sour chicken is made with fried chicken, peppers, onions and pineapples all drenched in a sweet and sour sauce. Green Panda Cafe, located on University Avenue, specializes in Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine. (Ari Davis)

Students looking for authentic Taiwanese cuisine can stop by Green Panda Café on University Avenue. From sweet and sour chicken to stir-fried noodles with Shacha sauce, Green Panda Café offers a smorgasbord that serves as an alternative to Chinese fast-food chains since opening in 2011.

Hours and location

Green Panda Café is open Monday–Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Sundays.

It is located at 3220 N. University Ave. in Provo.

Prices

Appetizers begin at $2.99, and entrées begin at $5.99.

Popular dishes

The Taiwanese beef noodle soup is a favorite for returned missionaries, said Angie Hagedorn, whose parents own Green Panda Café.

“A good 30 to 40 percent of our customers are returned missionaries,” Hagedorn said.

Other popular choices are the handmade pot stickers, the sweet and sour chicken, the fried chicken steak on rice and, of course, the boba smoothie, a treat that is hard to find elsewhere in Provo.

Interesting fact

Co-owner Cami Hagedorn designed the decor of Green Panda Café, from the wooden booths to the bamboo plants.

The owner says

“We just want to offer some authentic Taiwanese food that we didn’t get here, and people seem to like it,” said Bob Hagedorn, co-owner of the Green Panda Café.

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