Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls Review

Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls

We’ve been meaning to check out the Pagoda brand for quite some time now. We love Asian-inspired frozen food, and that’s exactly what Pagoda makes. We’ve also been hearing good things about their egg rolls.

So today we’re finally cracking open a box of the Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls to see what they’re all about.

There are a few different ways you can cook these — in the oven, in a microwave, or in an air fryer — and the box includes separate instructions for each one. Of course, the box also recommends using a conventional oven, so that’s the method we decided to go with for these. (If you want to read the full cooking instructions for all three methods, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

These things start smelling amazing within minutes of entering the oven. If you’re especially hungry, waiting through that cook time is going to be difficult! We assure you, they do smell just as good when they finish cooking, so there’s no need to take them out early.

Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls

These come out of the oven looking delightfully golden brown. The shells turn out nice and crispy, so they make a satisfying crunch when you bite into them. The shells also taste quite good, with a subtle hint of sweetness underneath the warm, wheaty flavor. They’re mostly dry to the touch, though there’s a little bit of oil that will get on your fingers when you pick one up. Bring napkins or a fork — or both!

Because we had plenty of egg rolls to go around (there are eight per box, and our grocery order mistakenly ended up giving us two boxes instead of one), we decided to try one in the microwave to see how it would turn out. We don’t recommend it, as the shell becomes chewy instead of crispy, and it’s kind of hard to chew through. You’ll be sacrificing that delightful crunch for a shorter cook time if you nuke these.

Of course, it’s what’s inside that really matters. Inside each egg roll is a blend of pork, cabbage, and carrots, as is to be expected. The pork has just a little bit of kick to it, which we suspect comes from the garlic and onion powder that it’s seasoned with. As you can see in the image below, the pork portion isn’t stingy here.

Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls

The carrots, while not a surprise, are quite tasty here. These have a rich steamed flavor to them that really complements the rest of the egg roll.

While you could definitely add a dipping sauce, we decided to eat these exactly as they come out of the oven, and we weren’t disappointed. They don’t need a dipping sauce, but we can only imagine that a good sweet and sour sauce could really tie the flavor combo together.

The box considers a single egg roll to be a serving. Each egg roll contains 180 calories and 400 mg of sodium. We think you’ll probably end up eating at least two, though, bringing those numbers up to 360 calories and 800 mg of sodium. If you can cap it off at two, we don’t think that’s too terrible, though both of those numbers are slightly higher than average for a frozen meal. We should also mention here that these are more filling than they might appear at a glance, and two egg rolls really does seem like the right amount.

The Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls are excellent, especially when baked in the oven. We’re not sure why it took so long for us to check out the brand, but we’re glad we finally did, and we look forward to sampling their other offerings.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Pagoda egg rolls, check out our package scans below.

Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls
Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls