P.F. Chang’s: Chinese Fusion

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P.F. Chang’s has made its wave to Montreal! I always see them all over in the States without understanding why. This is my chance!

For my review to be fair, I have to regard their cuisine as non Chinese food… and just food by itself.

Asian Pear Mojito (left) - Auntie Chang's Fruit Frappe (right)

Asian Pear Mojito (left) – Auntie Chang’s Fruit Frappe (right)

Asian Pear Mojito: I couldn’t taste much of the pear, but Mojito is definitely there.

Auntie Chang’s Frappe: What a refreshing drink!

Hot  & Sour soup

Hot & Sour soup

This Hot & Soup tasted a bit odd. Its sourness did not come from vinegar…but more from tomatoes.

Salt & Pepper Calamari

Salt & Pepper Calamari

Very different from how other restaurants serve their calamari. In general, I enjoy how freshly fried they were and loved how they were paired with green onions, make a nice combination. However, some of the calamari are too salty. And as if they weren’t salty already, the side included a mini pot of salt! Find it totally unnecessary…

Tuna Tataki crisp

Tuna Tataki crisp

One of my preferred dish of the evening. The tuna was very fresh. I loved how when I take a half a bite of the flat won ton crisp wouldn’t make all the other half fall into pieces. Mess free! Would have been even better if the won ton crisp could be thinner, but then I guess it wouldn’t be mess free anymore…

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

I find the wrap too stiff. A fluffier texture would have been a better choice to bring out the filling flavors.

Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Not very tender, making it hard to chew. The sauce was not very appetizing.

Chengdu spiced lamb

Chengdu spiced lamb

Tomatoes and lamb? That’s a first for me. Although I enjoy the dish, I couldn’t tell that I was eating lamb.

Caramel mango chicken

Caramel mango chicken

I like the incorporation of mangoes and tomatoes, sweetening the chicken. It was labelled as a spicy dish. No worry. I couldn’t taste its spiciness at all.

Dan Dan noodles

Dan Dan noodles

I never ate dan dan noodles cooked in this manner. However, this is not a bad thing actually! The noodles are elastic, chewy just like how dan dan noodles should be! The taste is light, so not everyone’s palate. However, there is their so called special sauce on the side of the table which can boost their flavor if you want, which is rarely ever used since most of the dishes are so rich in flavor already, unless you like to over-stack sauces.

Fried rice

Fried rice

Fried rice! very savory!

The Great Wall of Chocolate

The Great Wall of Chocolate

This chocolate cake has such a nice description in the menu that I was expecting so much. Results? Underwhelmed…It’s just your basic chocolate cake with a few extra layers of cake. And it was a bit dry for my taste.

If I put it bluntly, P.F. Chang’s is like a higher notch of Tiki-Ming. Or let’s put it, in the same rank as Casa Grecque for Greek food. I agree it’s a very nice restaurant. Nice to go with friends, colleagues and even family. Would I suggest it? Not really. The price is not cheap and the portion is just okay.

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Zuuchini

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