P.F. Chang’s is an American chain restaurant featuring Asian food. As an Asian person, it just seemed weird to dine at an American Asian Restaurant since Vancouver has a lot of Asian Restaurants.
I’ve spent years avoiding this restaurant because I assumed it would just be crappy food court-like food. This time around, I’m glad I came here for dinner since their American Asian food was quite food. It’s a good fusion of both cuisines.
Stella Artois was needed for a long day at the Disney Parks. Beer with Asian food is awesome.
Mongolian Beef has sweet, soy-glazed flank steak wok-seared with scallions and garlic. The beef was tender and full of flavour.
Chang’s Kung Pao has spicy Sichuan chili sauce with peanuts, celery, scallions and red chili peppers. Not too spicy at all.
Rice comes in a small bowl.
Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wrap is their signature appetizer. It has wok-seared chicken, mushrooms, green onions and water chestnuts over crispy rice sticks, with crisp lettuce cups.
You grab a little bit of filling and put it on a leaf of the lettuce. Then you fold it up and eat it.
Pad Thai has bold Thai spices wok-tossed with rice noodles, egg, tofu, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, crispy shallots and cilantro.
Shanghai Waldorf Salad has fresh chopped kale, endive, radicchio, crisp apples, grapes, celery, grape tomatoes and candied walnuts tossed in a light miso-lime vinaigrette. This salad isn’t Asian at all, but it tastes really good.
At the end of the meal, there are fortune cookies. A fun way to end the meal.
Overall, the food was pretty good for American Asian fusion food. A nice surprise!
We Rate P.F. Chang’s China Bistro:
321 W Katella Ave