P.F. Changs is celebrating the Chinese New Year during the Month of February with a special Chinese New Year menu which features symbolically lucky options. The Restaurant will donate $1.00 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (up to $100,000) from each entrée purchased from the Chinese New Year menu. On social media, P.F. Chang’s will donate $1.00 for anyone sharing a Chinese New Year wish on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PFChangswish. On February 8th, they will have a wishing tree event, with red envelopes. Why red envelopes? Red envelopes are often gifts presented during the Chinese New Year and symbolize good luck and believed to ward off evil spirits. 5 Red Envelopes will contain a golden ticket, which will grant free P.F. Chang’s for a year. Talk about lucky!
The Long Life Noodles & Prawns with Crispy garlic prawns, fresh egg noodles and roasted chili peppers wok-tossed with preserved black beans and scallions were fantastic.
The Handmade Butternut Squash Dumplings is a Vegetarians delight made with hand folded dumplings filled with creamy butternut squash in umami butter sauce.
Hong Kong style sea bass will satisfy the tastebuds of anyone who enjoys perfectly cooked fish. It’s made with wild-caught, tender and buttery Chilean sea bass, steamed and seasoned with fresh ginger, served over a flavorful Asian mushroom medley, perfectly cooked asparagus and grape tomatoes, with a house made ginger-coriander broth.
The Sichuan Chili-Garlic Chicken is made with lightly crisped and thinly sliced chicken breast filets seasoned in a spicy-chili-garlic glaze, topped with red chili peppers, scallions and bean sprouts. This dish really packs a punch with great flavor.
The Monkey Mule cocktail pairs perfectly with all of these dishes and has a magical refreshing taste. It’s made with Monkey Shoulder Whiskey (fitting for the year of the monkey), mixed with House-Made Ginger Beer, a dash of peach syrup, garnished with an orange twist.
Why not end the meal with something sweet, say the Mandarine Orange Cake. Light and airy sponge cake infused with creamy vanilla sauce topped with mint and fresh orange slices, will be great luck and prosperity to anybody that tastes it, at least that’s what I think.
About Author Heather Hirsch-Ripberger: She is an Arizona Native, who loves all types of cuisine and recently started a food blog, forkitoveraz.wordpress.com. Her Family and Friends call them a Foodie Family, since her husband and two young boys also love trying new restaurants. In fact, her boys will often order items such as Scallops or Pork Belly off a menu instead of Mac N Cheese. Eek$$. She often plans their family vacations around where they plan to eat. When Family, Friends or Co-workers are looking for a new place to eat, whether local or beyond the AZ border, she is their go to person. They also love cooking together and trying new recipes.