I'm a huge fan of the hit tv series The Big Bang Theory, the same way that I adore FRIENDS, That 70's Show, and The Family Guy. In one of the episodes of the Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard were discussing their plans on Valentine's Day.
Leonard: Hey, what are you and Bernadette doing for your first Valentine's Day?
Howard: Yeah, I am pulling out all the stops. There's a $39.95 lover's special at P.F. Chang's. Egg rolls, dumplings, bottomless wok, and you get your picture taken on the big marble horse out front.
Well, for most fans, if not all, we'd love to get a taste of what the tv characters are eating- a cup of coffee at Central Perk, a glass of Butterbeer from Three Broomsticks, White Castle burgers from Harold and Kumar's first movie and many more.
PF Chang's has been around sitcoms in the U.S. like Drake and Josh, South Park, The OC, iCarly, Victorious that I wanted to try it out when I heard about their Alabang branch, but it was too far. And then PF Chang's Fort Bonifacio happened. I celebrated my birthday there, and here's my review:
The photos are arranged in order of taste, starting with the lowest.
|This didn't taste like a feast at all. Beans, carrots, baked tofu, broccoli. The taste was sophisticated, but if they wanted kids to eat their vegetables, this is NOT one way to cook it.|
|The PF Chang's fried rice had an amazing chao fan aroma, and the serving was huge.|
|This dish can be ordered whole (P695) and half (P410). The Angus beef were cooked just right, went fine with the celery, carrots and sweet asian spice sauce.|
|The Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps was a good appetizer. They serve this wok-seared chicken on a bed of crispy rice sticks and lettuce wraps. The mushrooms, green onion and water chestnuts complimented the spicy dish.|
|The Chang's Spicy Chicken is an excellent blend of sweet, sour and spicy! |
This is best paired with PF Chang's Fried Rice.
|The Dynamite Shrimp was the bomb (see what I did there?). Serving this dish on a martini glass was classy and creative, and this dish will probably live up to everyone's expectations. Believe me when I say it's good, it deserves all five stars.|
Overall, our PF Chang's experience was wonderful. The place was clean and classy, and staff were attentive. Adding to the ambiance were their iconic marble horses by the entrance door.
PF Chang's is a great place to celebrate special family occasions, intimate gatherings and romantic dinners. It's a bit pricey compared to your typical chinese food, and taste can be closely compared with North Park and Hap Chan. I think PF Chang's edge is their warm modern interior, service and (in my case, boohoo) popularity. HAHAH!
Here's a link to their complete Menu .
For big groups, I suggest you reserve a table in advance, the place gets crowded fast.
They have two branches:
Alabang Town Center, Alabang Zapote Rd, Muntinlupa
W Global Center, 30th St. cor 9th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig