P.F. Chang’s invites you to Spark Something New

Thanks to P.F. Chang’s for sponsoring today’s discussion.
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Last week, I was contacted to see if I wanted to “Spark Something New” by experiencing some of P.F. Chang’s new menu items that are available in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex.  I must admit we needed a night out – although I was a ‘tad’ bit worried because my husband isn’t the biggest fan of Chinese food – but then I thought, “Heck ya!  It’s time for him to be adventerous, and as the tagline suggests to “Spark Something New.”  This was our first time eating at P.F. Chang’s and we will definitely be back to try out more of the new options.

So what new menu items are at the Dallas locations?  Well, P.F. Chang’s is introducing hand-rolled sushi, a first for P.F. Chang’s, as well as inventive small plates and handcrafted cocktails. First and only in Dallas!

The P.F. Chang’s Sushi lineup is as follows:

Tempura Shrimp Hand Roll
A sesame-soy wrap, hand-rolled with crisp tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber and Japanese rice
Dynamite Scallop Roll
P.F. Chang’s signature California Roll topped with lightly seared scallops, finished with a creamy sriracha sauce
Spicy Tuna Roll
Rolled-to-order Sushi-grade Ahi with cucumber, daikon sprouts, sesame-seasoned rice and a dash of sriracha
Cucumber Rolled Kappa Maki
Fresh sushi-grade Ahi tuna, salmon and kani kama rolled with avocado and mango, wrapped in cucumber served with sweet and spicy glaze
California Roll
Rolled-to-order with kani kama, crisp cucumber, avocado, sesame-chive rice and sweet soy sauce
Ahi Tartare with Avocado
Diced sushi-grade tuna with cucumbers, scallions, citrus soy sauce and sesame seeds over sliced avocado with crispy wontons”

I thought that was a pretty good selection.  Here’s the thing – I’m not a huge sushi eater.  I was going to be safe and order the Tempura Shrimp Hand Roll, but then I changed my mind and got the Cucumber Rolled Kappa Maki.

I recommend this!  The fish was fresh and I loved the addition of the mango and avocado.

While EVERYTHING (and I’m not embellishing here, I’m truly gushing because the entire evening from the new menu items, to the other food we ordered, but especially the service we received) was amazing, the best part were the Asian Carnitas Bao from the Small Plates Menu.

The P.F. Chang’s Small Plates are a perfect size to share as an appetizer.  There’s a variety of taste palates to try too.

Edamame Hummus
P.F. Chang’s twist on hummus is a signature blend of fresh edamame, sesame seeds, ginger and a hint of chili. Served with house-made crisp plantains
Saigon Summer Rolls
Lemongrass chicken, julienne carrots, celery root, cilantro, peanuts, Thai basil and mint wrapped in cool rice paper with a sweet chili dipping sauce
Jicama Pork Tacos
Lemongrass seared pork, topped with a refreshing tropical pepper slaw served in jicama “shells”
Asian Carnitas Bao
Carnitas with an Asian twist. Seared chili marinated pork stuffed in soft steamed pillow bao buns, served with a fresh pineapple salsa”

The bao buns were so fluffy and wonderful and the seasonings of the pork and the pineapple salsa complement each other so well.

And then there are the Specialty Cocktails.   I usually don’t order alcholic beverages when we dine out.  But I’ll be the first to admit that I have a hard time turning down a Sangria – and I’ll know just where to dine the next time I’m looking for a Red Sangria.

Red Sangria
Absolut Mandarin Vodka and merlot mixed with fresh fruit
Long Island Rum Tea
With Cruzan Mango, Guava and Aged Light Rums with fresh sour mix and a splash of cranberry with pink cherries.
Twisted Whiskey Sour
Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Cointreau, orange juice, honey with blood orange bitters
Moscow Mule
Russian Standard Vodka mixed with our House-Made Ginger Beer

The fortune in my husband’s cookie says it all.

P.F. Chang’s was definitely an unexpected treasure that we found. I’m already trying to decide what we’ll order the next time we eat there. 

If you’re looking for a P.F. Chang’s Dallas location, the one in Grapevine has great service, I almost felt like a celebrity with the way we were waited on! 

New Sushi, Small Bites & Wine Flights Wednesdays
Make sure to go on Wednesdays for great deals on food and drink pairings!  Starting Wednesday, July 23rd these tasty dishes can be paired with a flight of three wines. Perfectly matched wine with a great dish is the start of a memorable experience.

25 thoughts on “P.F. Chang’s invites you to Spark Something New

  1. P. F. Changs is one of my favorites! Love the orange shrimp, but I'm going to try the Asian Carnitas Baos the next time I'm there!

  2. OMG! Y'all are so stinking cute! I love me some Thai and Chinese food. I stick to sushi rolls that are tempura fried because I do not eat raw fish — but all your food looks amazing!! Cannot wait to find me one and try it finally!

  3. Wow, it sounds like they are really expanding their menu! I haven't been there in years but it might be time to go again!

  4. I haven't been to a P. F. Chang's in a really long time. I'd like to taste these menu items pictured in your post. They all look yummy.

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