Thank you P.F. Chang’s for sponsoring today’s post and for the tasty date night!
Nate and I work hard to keep our relationship fun and exciting. This week for date night we made it a dinner date for two at P.F. Chang’s Dallas.
We love to come up with exciting ideas for date night (like my date night treasure hunt) instead of just a movie or the same ol’ place to eat. One of Nate’s favorite things is to try a new restaurant.
This time around we headed to P.F. Chang’s to sample their new menu! I had never been, and Nate had not been in several years. Our plan was to get a few different dishes to sample some new and exciting dishes.
When we first arrived, our waiter – who was amazing – immediately brought us a plate piled full of sweet & sour veggies. I loved the zucchini! They had a definite zing to them!
Since, we were starving, we started off with a couple of the small plates before the main course.
The first one was from the new items on the menu — Saigon Summer Rolls — full of lemongrass chicken, julienne carrots, celery root, cilantro, peanuts, Thai basil and mint wrapped in cool rice paper with a sweet chili dipping sauce. They are stuffed full of deliciousness! I really enjoyed the dipping sauce!
The second small plate was pan fried Handmade Pork Dumplings with a light chili sauce, and they were delightful!
For our main course we ordered two different sushi and one of Chang’s specialties to share as the meals are usually served family style.
The first dish was one of their new sushi rolls — Dynamite Scallop Rolls — which is their signature California Roll topped with seared scallops and finished with a creamy sriracha sauce. Nate picked this one because he is a serious sriracha fan.
The presentation was colorful and eclectic, and we almost didn’t want to mess it up by eating it! Nate loved the sauce on this one so much, he had to get some extra for dipping.
Next, came another new sushi from the menu – Tempura Shrimp Hand Roll — a sesame-soy wrap hand-rolled with crisp tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber and Japanese rice. This was the favorite of the entire meal! It was so crispy, light and flavorful. I’m not sure what the yellow sauce paired with it was, but it was good!
We also shared one of our favorite Asian dishes – Mongolian Beef. It’s a sweet soy-glazed flank steak seared with scallions and garlic. Garlic is my fave! The steak was fork tender and seared to perfection!
We had quite the feast! It was all incredibly delicious, and our service was impeccable! We also had a few leftovers, so Nate was able to have a tasty meal to take to work the next day.
We finished off with some fortune cookies. It was a fun and relaxing date night with P.F. Chang’s. I can’t wait to go back!
On your next date night experience the New P.F. Chang’s! Stop by and check out the flavors of the new menu with an extended happy hour and weekly wine pairing events.
Every Wednesday, beginning July 23rd, head to P.F. Chang’s to try their new wine flights, perfectly paired with their small plates and sushi! Click here to find a location near you!
Here is a sampling of the new menu. What looks good to you?
Sushi and Maki
• 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
• 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