Red Panda.

The Chinese restaurant scene in Colombo is quite strong and Red Panda is a welcome addition to it. 

Their restaurant's dine-in area is under construction at the moment, but they are available for delivery and takeaway. After seeing all that chatter online, we just couldn’t help ourselves but drop by to get a taste of what they have.

Food

On their menu, you'll see chicken, prawn and fish cooked in Chinese style, alongside a few side dishes you can choose to complement them and a bunch of rice-centred specialities. Or you can just skip them all and get the set menu.

We opted for the Chilli Chicken with Cashew Nuts (Rs. 550), Hot Butter Cuttlefish (Rs. 550),  and Seafood Fried Rice (Rs. 650). They neatly packed them in nice cardboard containers. 

Our Seafood Fried Rice had an irresistibly pleasant aroma, which just kept jumping at us. The rice was well cooked, seasoned nicely without being oily. Fluffy and pleasing to eat with plenty of seafood bits (mostly prawns) mixed in, it was great.

One can eat this on its own without any side dishes, or probably with the chilli paste that was provided. It was that flavourful. The hefty portion size can easily fill up two, or three if you are not super duper hungry.

The Chilli Chicken with Cashew Nuts was a good portion which had plenty of chicken pieces – easily enough for two. Cooked well and marinated to be on the sweet side rather than being spicy, it was not bad.

However, we didn’t get a whole lot of cashews in here. We also felt that there is just too much sauce included, but, you can use that in your serving if you are into that. The sauce itself was thick, tangy, and didn’t pack much heat as one would expect. There were plenty of onions and little pieces of veggies swimming about in the sauce that added a good crunch.

The HBC was perfectly fried and the batter was deliciously crunchy and mildly spiced. Not being too oily is always commendable. We would have liked to see a little bit of chilli flakes in it and to make it "hot" as promised.

All in all, everything added up to a quite alright, satisfying meal.

Ambience & Service

As stated earlier, they are still under construction. When we inquired, however, we were told that they are planning to open up within a week if the conditions are favourable. 

Conclusion

While we look forward to their full opening, it's safe to say that they do a solid Chinese food offering while keeping things improving. Their food looks great, tastes good and the prices are pretty decent. I for one, am looking forward to paying them a visit when they open up the dine-in.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

A flavorful journey to the North East by Paadum Meen

An ecstatically beautiful place located down Frankfort place, Bambalapitiya has caught a significant eye for

Highlights Kamu

Hummus Festival 2022 – Graze Kitchen by Hilton

By Shamrina Carim The stunning atmosphere Walking into this masterpiece designed by an excellent interior

Kamu

A Luxury European Dining experience at 1864 Limited Edition

Ambience Intimate dining area for couples and friends Comfy lounge areas to sit and catch

Highlights Kamu

Pizza Hut – My Box Birizza Fever- review

By Sumaiya Jaleel Hurrah! Welcome back to your scrumptious feast. Pizza Hut has brought back

Highlights Kamu

The Hottest Food Fest of the Year: Eat Street Colombo

By Janani Vithanage After a 2 year (Covid induced break), Sri Lanka’s biggest, best food

Highlights Kamu

A Chocolate fantasy with Zeez Treatz

By MI The Yamu team was in for a massive sugar rush and sweet indulgence

Kamu

Trending.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s ColomBar moves to newly refurbished location

04 May2022, Colombo: Colombo’s iconic and stylish destination bar, ColomBar, has been re-located to its

Trending

Spreading Mother’s Day Love with Ramada Colombo

Treat your Mother to lavish lunch, and high tea buffets, sweet treats, and plush stays. 

Trending

Eid Staycation at Sheraton Kosgoda TurtleBeach Resort

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Eid Staycation at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

By Janani Vithanage Heralded by the first sighting of the crescent moon, Eid-al-fitr, which translates

Trending

Order your Ifthar Dinner via PickMe Food

By Hiruni Herath As Ramadan is a time of introspection and prayer, you can devote

Trending

7 Things you Should Know about Gotagogama

By Janani Vithanage Sri Lanka, internationally known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is

Highlights Trending

Yamu Guide.

The Embazzy – a relaxing luncheon spot

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience Stepping into The Embazzy, it’s clear that the restaurant

Highlights Yamu Guide

What to expect at a Yala National Park Safari

Covering an extensive area of Southern and Uva Provinces, Yala is the second largest national

Yamu Guide

Everything you need at Online Kade

Located in the heart of Rajagiriya Online Kade also has a branch in Colombo 04

Yamu Guide

5 Co-working spaces in Colombo

By Tashia Ranasinghe Here are some more interesting places for all the digital nomads out

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Buffets to Indulge In this Easter 2022

By Janani Vithanage As the youth of our nation make their voices heard, the birth

Yamu Guide

5 occasions to celebrate with Shirohana

By Rahma Rifkhar Okay, so, first question: Are you the colour-coordinated bullet journaling typa person

Highlights Yamu Guide