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