Eating out... PF Chang's

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Boy, I went to PF Changs yesterday with some friends. They call themselves a Chinese Bistro right? I didn't think anything they had was Chinese food. All I can say is that their Cantonese Style Chow Fun is:

    1 Not Cantonese
    2 Dry
    3 Not actually a Chow Fun type noodle, just some undercooked wide dry noodle that was hard.. (chow Fun should be soft and be able to drape over a chopstick and stick together just under the chopstick.
    4 Flavored like Soy Sauce

    I think I'll be sticking to real chinese food, real as in the resturants that you sit in and when you look around, 95% of the people are Asian, waiters speak two languages and the head chef is actually from the country the food is to represent. Asked the waiter if the head chef was Chinese... well he wasn't even asian... and nor were the other chefs. No wonder!

    But I guess it must be good enough to fit the "American" palate to get good reviews and be really busy all year long!

    I do give them props for being very nice, not charging me for my dish because I was unstatisfied with it, and having a nice american resturant atmosphere with asian themed decorations.
  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Remind me not to order a take a way......[​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    They sponsor a "Rock and Roll" marathon down here the 2nd Sunday in January each year.

    We've heard that it's VERY expensive and not that good.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They were really expensive for what you got... 10 bucks for some dry noodles and a quarter cup of sliced beef with a few green onions on top. But maybe it's the kind of food that fits the American taste so they do well in that aspect. Or perhaps it's the name. [​IMG]
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I think it is the name, like starbuck coffee, I swear it is tooooo expensive and speedway gasstation's coffee tests way better.[​IMG]

  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't know if I can do gas station coffee. I like my coffee, and bad coffee is no good! Seattle = caffine addiction. I like Big Foot Java's blend of coffee!
  7. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I agree with you 100% I rarely get coffee from gasstation it was just an example, I am coffee addicted, and my coffee has to be homemdade and only the way I like it.

  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    My favorite place in San Diego was Shogun.... loved it, the chef's cook at your table (or on it) and they didn't speak a word of english but seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as we did!
  9. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    the lettuce wraps at PF Changs are very tasty, but I don't think that they are actually "chinese" food. I think the wraps are some sort of "California cuisine". I think thay are over priced too.
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If I ever end up there again with friends, I'll be sure to try the lettuce wraps in hopes of something palateable.

    I like mongolian grill type places. It's nice to be able to see your food being made. Of course, it's also fun to hang out in the back of family resturants too when they are frying up meals during off hours. They move FAST! So don't want to be there during meal hours, you'd get run over.

    Crashing back into social life after a solid quarter stuffed in books is a real shocker.

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