P.F. Chang's Offers 22 New Dishes, Repositions Itself as 'Pan-Asian'
Last year, PF Chang's China Bistro-- one of America’s largest Chinese restaurant chains said to be frequented by Hollywood stars like John Travolta, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez—opened its first Asian branch in Alabang Town Center.
It was a tricky move: to put up another Chinese restaurant in a country that’s already teeming with noodles and dim sum. But thankfully for P.F. Chang’s, their promise of a unique bistro experience and its no MSG, Vegetarian-friendly, and Gluten-free policy appealed to Filipinos. This early success prompted the brand to put up a second branch in Bonifacio Global City. A third one in Shangri-la Plaza is underway.
To spice things up, P.F. Chang’s recently overhauled their menu. They pulled out 19 plates and replaced them with 22 new dishes across the different categories. The highlight of the rollout: dim sum options. “We are always on the lookout for what our guests want. People were requesting dim sum, so we are giving them dim sum,” Angela Camins, P.F. Chang’s Operating Partner remarked. “We hope that with the addition of the new dim sum category on our menu plus the other new dishes, P.F. Chang’s will entice even more loyal guests. Many of our new items like dim sum come at a very attractive price point, even below P200,” added Archie Rodriguez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc.
Headlining the new dim sum menu is P.F. Chang’s version of the classic Chinese soup pork dumplings Xiao Long Bao (P125).
Xiao Long Bao
The same can be said about Crystal Shrimp Dumplings (P165). Popularly called hakkao, the dumpling hides a plump shrimp, made tastier when dipped in soy.
Vegan or not, you might want to order P.F. Chang’s Vegetarian Dumplings (P165). For this healthy option, a sombrero-shaped spinach wrapper is used to encase tofu, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage, ginger, onions and rice noodles.
For something more unusual, try their Radish Shrimp Dumplings (P165), with tender shrimps and asparagus delicately topped with daikon coin, cilantro and tobiko caviar. Spice-lovers on the other hand might want to get these Flaming Red Wontons (P165), swimming in P.F. Chang’s signature fiery sauce of chilies and spices, then finished with scallions and sesame seeds.
Radish Shrimp Dumplings
Flaming Red Wontons
Ahi Cucumber Salad
And if again, if you prefer spicy flavors, get the Tofu Steak (P365) -- crispy breaded silken tofu slices with charred bell peppers, onions and savory Kung Pao sauce.
Grilled Angus Flank Steak