Eat Out Review: PF Chang’s

PF Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps2

We’ve eaten at PF Chang’s quite a few times.  I love their food and frequently crave their Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  The first time I tried them, I knew I would be ordering them every time.  I don’t love the noisy dining area, small tables (it’s hard to fit dishes on the table for family-style dining), & higher prices.  There are other good Chinese restaurants that don’t charge quite so much (and have bigger servings).  However, we still love PF Chang’s, and occasionally go there and indulge in a great meal.  It is Mr. Diner’s favorite Chinese restaurant.

In fact, we decided to have dinner there for a recent date night.  We went early so we wouldn’t have to wait (prime dinner time on the weekends is busy).  Sometimes we make a reservation….I love it when places will take reservations.

We looked over the menu and decided to do something new and order the Four-Course Meal for Two ($39.95).  The four-course dinner includes a cup of soup for each person, one appetizer, two entrees, & two mini desserts or one larger dessert to share.

PF Chang's Hot & Sour Soup PF Chang's Egg Drop Soup

For our soups, Mr. Diner chose the Egg Drop Soup and I had the Hot & Sour Soup.  The Egg Drop was much more flavorful than many egg drop soups while the Hot & Sour was good also, but not anything special.  I wish their wonton soup was an option since that is my favorite. 

Can anyone guess which appetizer we chose?  There were nine choices, which I’m sure I would love if I ever ventured from my favorite Chicken Lettuce Wraps, but this is one menu item I just can never pass up!  They were fantastic, as always.  I love the combination of the sweet-spicy meat with the crunchy rice sticks and the fresh, crisp lettuce:  perfection! The servers are generally good about keeping the crisp lettuce cups coming, but why do they start you off with just about four?  There is much more filling than will fit in just four wraps!  Start out with twice that many!  I think I need to start requesting two plates of lettuce up front. 

PF Chang's Salt & Pepper Shrimp2 PF Chang's Chicken2

The choice of two entrees is not an easy one.  PF Chang’s has given their diners plenty of options here with twenty-three entrée choices in their four-course dinner!  We chose a favorite, Salt & Pepper Prawns, and something new, Crispy Honey Chicken.  We just love the slightly spicy seasoned prawns that are fried and served with a spicy mustard sauce!  The Crispy Honey Chicken is a battered chicken in a honey-sweet sauce served over rice sticks.  It was good, but I thought it seemed like a milder version of their Chang’s Spicy Chicken. 

PF Chang's Great Wall of Chocolate2

By the time dessert rolled around, we were stuffed (and had leftovers to take home, too)!  But since our meal included dessert, we chose The Great Wall of Chocolate and had it boxed up to enjoy at home.  Can’t go wrong with a six-layer chocolate cake served with berries & raspberry sauce (yum!).  It was fantastic (although I do love Utah’s local Magleby’s chocolate cake even more) and we stretched it out by eating just one layer at a time. 

I don’t think I’d splurge on the Four-Course Dinner again because we just don’t usually order that much food for two of us, but we enjoyed it. 

Entrée Price:  $$
Average Fork Rating:  4

Mr. Diner:  4
Mrs. Diner:  4

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  1. That dessert looks YUMMY!! I don’t like Chinese food but it sure looks good. Great post. Visiting from VoiceBoks!

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