P.F. Chang’s, the creator of The Original Shrimp Dynamite celebrates its 10th year in the Gulf. I can still remember my first taste of Shrimp Dynamite, it was an explosion of flavors in my mouth. It is not just the Shrimp Dynamite that made P.F. Chang’s the largest franchise of Asian food, but the founder Mr. Philip Chiang. In celebration of P.F. Chang’s 10th Year Anniversary, he flew to UAE to visit P.F. Chang’s branches all over the country.
It was a great experience to meet the man of the decade, I thought it will be intimidating to meet the king of P.F. Chang’s. He is a simple and humble man wearing a blue button-up shirt and black pants. The man who is responsible for building an empire of great food that caters to any nationality. After graduating with a B.F.A. at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles he was inspired by his mother Cecilia Chiang. He continued the legacy of his mother’s The Mandarin Restaurant for several years then opened a similar concept, a smaller and less expensive The Mandarette. It was an instant attraction in West Hollywood that attracted the restauranteur, Paul Fleming. Hence P.F. Chang’s was born.
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In addition to meeting Mr. Chiang, we were graced with a sumptuous dinner.
Chicken Ceasar Salad – grilled chicken on a bed of crunchy Romaine lettuce and wonton croutons. It is topped with Parmigiano and black sesame seeds. The salad has very less dressing, but the Parmigiano made it so tasty that it doesn’t need a dressing.
Korean Sweet Corn –a famous appetizer in Korea which is baked corn kernels in a Korean spiced cheese with melted mozzarella and cheddar. I am not a fan of the Korean Sweet Corn. It has too much cheese that I cannot taste the sweetness of the corn.
The Original Dynamite Shrimp- as the creator of this genius dish, P.F. Chang’s Dynamite Shrimp is often imitated but never duplicated. This is a staple on every customer’s table who dines at P.F. Chang’s. Fresh fleshy shrimp coated in a complexly flavored batter which is soaked in special creamy and spicy dynamite sauce.
Seasoned Garlic Prawns – this zesty and spicy dish is rich in garlic flavor. The butterflied prawns are well coated with the butter garlic sauce, adorned with cooked cherry tomatoes and pepper pods.
Banana Spring Rolls – this is a famous dessert in the Philippines made more special by P.F. Chang’s. It is served with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Loaded with sweetness which is then balanced out by the strawberry.
The food is as great as the owner. Thank you, Mr. Philip Chiang, for bringing Dynamite Shrimp to our life. I wish that P.F. Chang’s will serve the Shrimp with Candied Walnuts and Honeydew Melon again.
I am rating P.F. Chang’s La Mer 5/5.