Friday, July 02, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
Pei Wei has over 150 locations in 15 states. The restaurant is a casual atmosphere based on the exquisite cuisine of the parent company P.F. Changs China Bistro. At Pei Wei you can enjoy the fantastic fresh wok-seared, contemporary pan-Asian cuisine at affordable prices. The entire menu is priced under $10.00.
I have a Pei Wei Asian Diner close by in Huntington Beach. You know I have never been there before. I have wanted to go many times but I had no idea what it was all about. It looked rather fancy from the outside. Courtesy of Pei Wei, I was provided a gift card for lunch to enjoy the Pei Wei experience. I must say I am very impressed. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by friendly smiles. The menu was explained to us as well as the ordering procedures. Having never been there before this was a welcomed touch. The menu is amazing. My hubby and I were in awe of all the incredible dishes to choose from. Each menu item sounded so tasty. We were not the only ones that could not make up our minds from all the great dishes. There was another family doing the same thing....oh that looks good, but wait I want that, could we split something? etc. Finally making our decision, we ordered at the counter, took our seats and waited for our meals to be delivered to our table. It is casual and inviting inside. The decor is filled with warm Asian colors. You can see the kitchen hard at work making your meal fresh. I love the unlimited fortune cookies! They have a big basket of them by the self service soft drink bar. We had a lot of fun opening and eating a few fortune cookies while waiting for our meal.
Now on to the tasty part. Our meal choices were - Hubby chose Mongolian with beef and a cup of Thai Wonton soup. My choice was the Thai Mango Chicken (which is available for a limited time only). Hubby loved the soup, had he known it was so delicious he would have ordered the bigger bowl. He did not even share a taste with me but the way he ate it so fast I guess it was pretty good! The Mongolian with Beef was out of this world. At least I got a nibble of this dish from him. The sauce was a sweet soy sauce with scallions, garlic and white mushrooms, with generous pieces of beef freshly made with a nice side of brown rice. You can choose the Mongolian with different ingredients of chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetables & tofu. Whichever you like. My meal - Thai Mango Chicken was incredible. I was a little hesitant on ordering because it is a spicy dish. I made sure to ask how spicy it was before ordering. It looked so good I knew I had to try it. I am so glad I did! Scrumptious pieces of chicken in a sweet and sour Thai sauce loaded with delicious mango strips. The spice was just right. After a few bites you do get the nice Thai spice burn. Not enough to stop eating it. I would order this again. The portions were very generous and the meals were plenty for us to share with enough to take home. To make it convenient, Pei Wei offers take home containers for you right next to the unlimited fortune cookies. I wish I had tried Pei Wei before! This is my newest favorite Asian Cuisine place to eat. Just thinking of Pei Wei gets me craving the deliciousness.
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Disclosure: I received gratis gift cards for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.