CITRUS MUSTARD PRAWNS
Dining at P. F. Chang’s is Always a Delight
The stars must have been aligned yesterday. The weather was perfect, the company entertaining and the food was wonderful which made dining on the patio at P. F. Chang’s La Cantera location perfect for something to do in San Antonio yesterday.
I have been wanting to try out their new Fall menu for several weeks and when I suggested we go there for lunch yesterday, it was an immediate “yes”. This upscale Asian restaurant is never disappointing!
They have a delicious Fall menu lineup to choose from; Crispy Korean Chicken Wings, Harvest Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice, Vietnamese Noodles with Steak and Shrimp just to name a few.
I tried the Citrus Mustard Prawns, tangy citrus mustard sauce wok-tossed with prawns, baby carrots, black beans, ginger, Fresno peppers and hand cut zucchini ribbons, garnished with fresh cilantro. The waiter said this dish had been getting good comments from customers so I was ready to give it a test. The dish was full of flavor with hints of both the citrus and mustard to compliment the delicate prawns which were lightly battered and stir-fried and the zucchini “noodles” were a nice compliment for the prawns. The prawns were very big, cooked to just done, so they were’t tough and surprisingly, there were ten of these delicacies on the plate. I say surprisingly because usually when I order shrimp or prawns, I get maybe five of them to an order alongside lots of noodles, veges or rice to fill the plate in. So if you are a shellfish lover, this is a great find and well worth the price! I definitely give this dish a BIG thumbs up and you need to get over to P. F. Chang’s to try it before they take it off the menu.
Even though the Egg Rolls are not on the Fall menu, I had to have an order because I love P. F. Chang’s Egg Rolls served with their sweet and sour mustard sauce. Of course they were really, really good as usual.
If you are familiar with P. F. Chang’s, you know the Fall menu also includes some special Fall Drinks as well. They have the Ginger Jalapeno Mule, a mixture of Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila shaken with fresh ginger, lime juice and Thai Basil leaves, the Apple Cinnamon Martini, which is Absolut Orient Apple Vodka and Tuaca Liqueur shaken with apple juice, fresh lemon juice and a hint of cinnamon and the Rum Chata, a Cream Liqueur poured over an ice sphere garnished with a cinnamon stick, star anise and an orange peel. All three cocktails offer visions and tastes of autumn. I didn’t get to try any of these drinks this trip since it was a little early for me to have a cocktail, but I am already planning a return trip with some girlfriends one afternoon to give them a try. I can’t get the Apple Cinnamon Martini out of my mind!
There are also a couple of desserts on the Fall menu as well. Get a hint of Apple or Pumpkin pie with the Caramel Apple or Pumpkin Wontons. A nice light dessert for the perfect finish to their Fall menu dinner, these hand-made wontons are light and crispy and filled with either caramel and apples or pumpkin and cream cheese and served with cinnamon caramel sauce or vanilla pumpkin sauce respectively. Or stop in for one of these pastries with coffee after a long day at the mall for the perfect finish to a delightful day of shopping.
About P. F. Chang’s
At P.F. Chang’s we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
At P.F. Chang’s you are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China, is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant’s centerpiece, while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard.
Our majestic 11 ft. tall horses grace the entrance to many of our restaurants. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.
These elements showcase the cuisine and create a stylish, comfortable, upbeat dining experience for our guests.