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Local perspective on Philippines unrest, Big Sur's monstress landslide, Panda Express and the future of Chinese cuisine




Jimmy Wang, director of culinary innovation, prepares five-flavor shrimp, a newly developed dish, at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena on Thursday morning, May 11, 2017.
Jimmy Wang, director of culinary innovation, prepares five-flavor shrimp, a newly developed dish, at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena on Thursday morning, May 11, 2017.
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The local take on Phillippines unrest, Big Sur and the giant landslide, Panda Express may hold the key to the future of Chinese cuisine by looking back to the past.