Fortune cookies provide glimpses of the future without giving too much away, unlike magic-eight balls, which are always spoiling plot twists in movies. Acquiesce to a palatable fate with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Chinese cuisine and drinks at Happy Panda.
Happy Panda subdues hunger with traditional Chinese dishes, vegetarian specialties, and savory combination platters. Bury mouth pearls in a meaty trove of green-pepper steak ($5.45–$8.25), or experience a spicy excursion as poultry teams up with garlic sauce ($7.75) to deliver a sultry flamenco strut atop oral stages. Chefs craft signature dishes such as the Happy Family, which unites seafood, vegetables, and cuts of meat with a light brown sauce glue ($11.49). Tofu exhibits the flexibility of a gymnast with a wide-open calendar by satisfying frondescence feeders in multiple styles, including mongolian ($6.95) and kung po with peanut ($6.95).
Chefs at Happy Panda use crunchy vegetables, sweet pineapple, and lots of Asian herbs and spices (but never MSG) to create flavorful Szechuan and Hunan dishes. They fry egg rolls, wontons, and origami swans to a crisp in 100% vegetable oils and offer a number of vegetarian dishes in addition to the roast pork, chicken, beef, and seafood options. The restaurant runs a bustling dine-in and carry-out trade, particularly during the lunch rush, when diners can choose from 30 specials served with fried rice and an egg roll or soup.
117 Towne Center Dr.
Lexington, Kentucky 40511