Expat Life in Dubai

Dubai: PF Chang’s at Mall of the Emirates

January 8, 2012

Finally, after a long year, I was able to drag the boyfriend to the well-renowned Chinese restaurant – PF Chang. We arrived at 8pm and were greeted by a friendly face at the reception area. Asked to wait for 5 minutes to be seated and well, after 5 minutes – the device they gave us started beeping and vibrating which meant our table is now ready. Immediately after sitting, we browsed thru the extensive menu and I, being a big fan of Chinese food – wanted to order everything. So with herculian efforts that only I can manage, I settled on: chicken lettuce wrap, dynamite shrimp, mongolian beef and grilled salmon.

Chicken Lettuce Wrap

The chicken lettuce wrap was fantastic! Although a bit disappointed because I’m used to eating ground beef as filling for the lettuce wrap but hey, this isn’t so bad too. The lettuce was cold and crispy while the chicken was perfectly seasoned and could be eaten by itself (should you run out of lettuce hehehe).

Dynamite Shrimp

The only reason I ordered dynamite shrimp was because it was raved upon by most people who checked in at PF Chang on Foursquare. What???? You don’t know what Foursquare is? It’s been helping me a lot (together with timeoutdubai) to discover good restaurants, bars, cafe etc. around Dubai and wherever I’m at (I used it a lot too when I was in Thailand). Download it on your phone and add me: La Viajera. Anyway, I didn’t like dynamite shrimp. It was not addictive as one foursquare user mentioned, there was nothing extraordinary to it except that it’s a bit spicy.

Mongolian Beef

The Mongolian beef however was to die for! It has the perfect sweet barbecue-y taste. The boyfriend liked it as well even if he’s not a big fan of sweet food as main course. We ordered steamed plain rice along with it and it was the perfect combination. I didn’t know if the salmon was ok (it was the boyfriend’s main course and frankly speaking, I didn’t even bother tasting it).

We paid a total of AED210 (including our drinks) and asked our efficient waiter to put the dynamite shrimp and mongolian beef in a take-away box. I’ll definitely go back and will try their VIP duck next time. Too bad they don’t deliver. 🙁

For PF Chang’s online menu, please click here.

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