I know, I know. My goal is to eat local food, but it wasn't my pick this week. And you will never hear me turn down P.F. Chang's (Urbanspoon). I mean, Patrick and I would take day trips to B'ham, shop and eat at P.F. Chang's. It's almost always good stuff, and this week was no exception.
We start with one of our absolute favorites, the spring rolls. Give me pork and veggies, wrapped up and deep fried....Yes, please. They were good, but seemed greasier than usual, like when you fry something in oil that isn't hot enough. It wasn't enough to make us not eat them (because they are still wonderfully delicious), but they weren't quite perfect.
I stuck with the oldie but goodie, Mongolian Beef. It's cooked with scallions and garlic and I also had brown rice. Very tasty, exactly what I wanted. The beef has an almost sweet flavor and the scallions give it a little brightness, and it's just what I like.
Patrick went outside the box. It seems like we almost always alternate, one picks safely while the other goes out on a limb. What can I say, it works for us. He went with the Dali Chicken, spicy chicken with potatoes and leeks. It was ok, but he said he would probably not get it again. I think the reason for this is simply expectation level. Out server went on and on about how it was his favorite and so, so spicy....and it wasn't so spicy. The sauce, lacked depth (reminded me of Tabasco), and just wasn't as spicy as we thought/the server made it out to be. So it was more than edible, but you can definitely find something better on the menu here.