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Mad Dumplings is Serving The Most Vibrant Spam Sandwich At MEAT STREET

When y’all see SPAM at restaurants, it’s usually in some sort of musubi form or in fried rice.

Orange County food truck Mad Dumplings isn’t about that, and instead is changing the SPAM game in a bold way.

In the Marketplace of Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall, they’ll be serving up an eye-popping sandwich called the Spam Pancake to get your tastebuds and eyeballs going.

The sandwich gets its name from the eight slices of pan-fried Spam that get loaded into it and the GIANT handmade scallion pancake that serves as the base. It’s also drizzled with an aioli sauce and topped with a kaleidoscopic assortment of veggies: pickled radishes, carrots, red cabbage, and a healthy amount of cilantro, give you a symphony of flavors that can only be had at Meat Street.

Make sure to snag some tickets if you haven’t already to try out this mad creation along with everything else Meat Street will have to offer.

Mad Dumpling’s Spam Pancake, Bruxie’s Angry Mac, and all of the other fire being served up this weekend are ready to hype up meat in so many ways, and you DON’T wanna miss out.

Fast Food

Panda Express Innovation Kitchen Now Shilling Boba, Orange Chicken Burritos


In Pasadena, Calif., Chinese American fast food chain Panda Express is currently testing a trendy new concept that’s somehow Chipotle, Teavana, a mom and pop boba shop, and good ol’ fashioned Panda all at once.

Just opened last week, the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen looks like the love child of Panda Express and one of the newer, sleeker Starbucks-es. According to Los Angeles Magazine, there’s a tea bar serving up a bevy of hot or iced teas, fruit teas, milk teas, all the requisite add-ons like boba and egg pudding, as well as a Chipotle-esque assembly line that lets guests compose their own rice, chow mein, or salad bowls, or scallion pancake “burritos.”


In case the name didn’t give it away, the key here is innovation, meaning nearly all Panda toppings are on the table, even, as LAMag illustrates, fried rice and Orange Chicken. Yes, in a “burrito.” Yes, like mothereffing Kogi Truck. Sure, you could just snooze it up with an Eggplant Tofu salad, but we doubt you’d be on this site if you would.

As of now, there’s no news of Panda Express 5.0 making its way outside of Pasadena, but it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea if it did.


As for us, we’d like to order a Double Wide with Honey Walnut Shrimp and Orange Chicken and chow mein and fried rice and cream cheese rangoons. Washed down with an Orange Chicken milkshake, of course.

H/T + Picthx LAMag, Yelp