We went for a long walk towards West New York, looking for a place to dine when we stumbled upon PF Chang’s in West New York. I have never been to this place that I heard about in few episodes of Top Chef and was curious to try it. We got a table fairly quickly, although the place was quite crowded.
Serving pan asian cuisine, we shared few dishes that were ok. Here is what we tried:
Japanese Old Fashioned, made with Suntory Toki whiskey:
Cecilia’s shrimp dumplings with a chili sauce: very good, the shell was perfectly made, not thick and the shrimp filling was delicious. I like the fact that you can order 4 or 6 dumplings.
Chang’s spare ribs: you can get them BBQ wok seared or Rick’s Northern style that is a dry rub with a 5 spice seasoning. I chose the latter that was indeed dry and unfortunately the meat was definitely not falling off the bone as you would expect it.
Cauliflower Tempura, a farm fresh cauliflower fried and smothered in a sweet and spicy gochujang sauce. Spicy indeed but very addictive. I loved it!
Buddha’s Feast: five-spice tofu in a savory sauce served with asparagus, shiitakes, broccoli and carrots. This was ok, the tofu being a bit bland. However, I liked the sauce on the vegetables and you all know that I m not the biggest vegetable eater!
Last was dessert: we got some mini-dessert, three of them as we thought that mini would mean quite small. Two would have been enough…It was a triple chocolate happiness, a miso butterscotch pudding (my favorite), and a strawberry and coconut cream cake.
Overall the meal was ok. I am glad I tried PF Chang’s but this is not a must have for me. I should mention that the service was not good: it took forever, we had to ask for our dishes and they even forgot one roll…
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PF Chang’s - 10 Port Imperial Boulevard., NJ 07093