That’s right, P.F. Chang’s is finally in The Fort!
Now, I’ve never been to a P.F. Chang’s before — for some reason, we just never had Chinese food in the US and their Alabang branch is just not accessible for me — so I was all giddy when I found out they were opening in The Fort.
Just a backgrounder: P.F. Chang’s is a popular American-Chinese restaurant with stores across the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, UAE, Kuwait, and now, the Philippines. So glad they picked The Philippines as their first venture into Asian territory.
P.F. Chang’s is located a few steps away from IHOP, which everyone has been gushing about nowadays. I haven’t been, and I’ve resolved to visit once the hype dies down. (I hate having to wait to be seated.) So, that’ll be in, say, a year or two? Haha!!! The lines in IHOP are crazy, people, so best to just head over to P.F. Chang’s!
The interiors are sleek and cosmopolitan, totally unlike traditional Chinese restaurants. They even have a bar offering interesting mixes, but maybe I’ll save that for another food adventure.
A side note: would also recommend that you get a table in the ground floor as their staircase to the upper floors are just too steep! (Even the servers said so.)
Anyway, while waiting for our food, our assigned server, Boggs, approached us with a spiel on their sauces. Boggs mixed and matched liquids from the bottles and came up with “Kabog”, his trademark sauce as seen in the middle saucer. (It’s a mix of soy sauce and the two sauces on either side.) His was slightly spicy — Tin liked it but I didn’t because surprise, surprise, I don’t like spicy food. Sorry, Boggs!
To jumpstart the meal, we got these awesome Pork Dumplings (Php165). We really loved these with the soy sauce!
Look at how each dumpling is packed with meat. These dumplings are available in other variants, too: vegetable and shrimp.
For our main course, we got their Almond & Cashew Chicken (Php295 for the small serving). It’s made up of stir-fried bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, celery, bamboo shoots, and chestnuts in garlic soy sauce. One word: A+!!!
The chicken was paired with our choice of rice: P.F. Chang’s Fried Rice (Php200+). Wok fried rice blended with egg, soy, carrots, bean sprouts, and scallions. (We opted to add extra chicken slices though, hehe.) This dish is a meal on its own. But surely there’s no harm in adding a little more flavor to an already bursting-with-flavor dinner lineup. ;)
Tin and I shared a glass of Sangria (Php135). Really good mix, but we still prefer Village Tavern’s or Barcino’s.
Here’s us, the happy diners! Great food, great service, great value for money. We can’t wait to visit P.F. Chang’s again =)
Taste – 5/5 | Ambience – 5/5 |Variety – 4.5/5 | Service – 5/5 | Pricing – 4/5 | Would Go Back? – Yes
P.F. Chang’s | 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City