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Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+

About Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2

Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2 is an educational role-playing app that lets kids experiment with different kitchen tools and foods and be as creative as they want. This imaginative play is great for promoting creativity, storytelling and children’s understanding of the routines in restaurants.

Teacher Review

Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2 is a popular cooking game for kids. Kids serve as Dr. Panda, taking customer's orders and preparing their dishes in the kitchen. Kids work with a variety of foods -- vegetables, fruits, pasta, sauces, spices, and meats -- and tools -- the oven, stove, wok, food processor, grater, and knife -- to create the dishes customers order. 

It's also a great introduction to basic kitchen techniques. It encourages discussion about cooking and nutrition. Kids learn basic recipes such as throwing together a plate of pasta or making a pizza, and they get to try out various techniques such as grating, chopping, baking, boiling and frying.

You can combine flavours and seasonings to make a delicious dish or, if you're feeling cheeky, go out of your way to make it disgusting. If you make it too spicy, your customers will breathe fire, much to the Madhouse Mini-testers' delight ! You need to watch your customers for reactions to see what they think of your food and how you can adapt it to their tastes, so it's a great way of learning about facial expressions with young players, as well as using your memory to remember which ingredients they did and didn't like.

It's a gentle, non-competitive game with no scoring or time limits to worry about. The Madhouse Mini-testers were confused by this to begin with, because there are no levels to work through or targets to attain. There are dozens of different reactions to discover though so they love trying out different combinations of ingredients and kitchen tools to see what they can come up with and keep coming back to the app.

There are absolutely no third party ads or in-game purchases, which is great, but I would like to see some updates with further ingredients  and recipes at some point to keep it fresh.

The orders repeat -- pizza, a stir fry dish, pasta, salad, and soup, but kids get to choose what to put in and how to prepare it and then serve it to their customers who eat it and respond with what they liked and what they didn't -- including some fun expressions, especially with spicy dishes.

Kids are empowered to express themselves freely and fully in kitchen. They can choose which ingredients to include and how to prepare them. Foods change in appearance, realistically reflecting what happens to the food when cooked, chopped, processed, etc., which will transfer to real-world cooking.

 

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Skills

Creative Development
Life Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Dr. Panda Ltd

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Screenshots for Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2

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Publisher's Description

Dr. Panda’s Restaurant is re-opening, and this time all the choices are yours! Make the pizza of your dreams, a pasta dish to rave about, or a soup so spicy your customers will breathe fire! Sweet or salty? Spicy or bitter? It’s up to you!

Kids can take charge in their own kitchen in Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2! Future fine chefs have the freedom to choose what they want to prepare and exactly how they’d like to prepare it! Chop, grate, blend, fry and more with over 20 ingredients and create the perfect (or perfectly disgusting!) dish! Feed them to your customers and pay attention to how they react--it’ll be different every time! In Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 you can be a master chef, so get cooking!

Key features

  • Choose from over 20 ingredients: Fish, kiwifruit, eggs, peppers, tomatoes and more!
  • Chop, bake, boil, fry and more to make the perfect dish!
  • Experiment and have fun! No time limits or scoring.
  • Check out how customers react to what you use and how you cook! Dozens of different reactions to see!
  • Vegetarian mode included!
  • Safe for kids! Absolutely no third-party ads!


Educational Values

  • Learn the basic steps of making all sorts of different foods!
  • Get familiar with how different recipes and kitchen tools work!
  • Pick up on facial cues and choose what things customers want to eat!
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