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Panda Express came up with the recipe for Orange Chicken 30 years ago today. It's the company's signature dish and top seller. Nina Gregory /NPR hide caption

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Orange Chicken, Panda Express' Gift To American Chinese Food, Turns 30

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One of the new dishes being tested at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., is this beef brisket stew. It was inspired by a dish of braised beef that chef Jimmy Wang's mother and grandmother used to make for him when he was growing up in Taiwan. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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