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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PF Chang's at Bonifacio Global City

It's been almost a month since PF Chang's second branch has opened in BGC, and a year since the brand has been here in the Philippines. We have long attempted to travel down south to try out this famous US-franchised brand, but have failed in our many attempts. 

We were excited to come visit this branch closer to our turf. 11-foot terracotta-replica horses welcomed us as we entered the restaurant as early as 6pm last Friday.

The interior is comprised greatly of wooden accents, different from the stone-clad walls of the Alabang branch.

Terracotta Warrior and Armor

This is one of the five mural replicas decorating the restaurant, and according to our server, it's the first branch to have five pieces of them. I was told that usually, it would be just one huge piece for the entire place.



Some more of the murals upstairs.

Natural light helps balance out the dark wood and furniture.

It IS a steep and long way down, so I suggest people of age or knee weakness to grab hold of the handrail on the way down.


The Honey Dew Smoothie was surprisingly light and refreshing despite the amount of whipped cream on top of it. Great way to prepare for a spicy meal ahead.

Honey Dew Cucumber Smoothie [Php 120]
Clockwise Starting from Top Right:
Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Chili Oil, Chili Paste, Potsticker Sauce, Chili Mustard 
The much-recommended and popular Chicken Lettuce Wraps was first on our list. Before starting, our server explained the sauces laid out in front of us, and asked if we wanted it mild or hot. Before we even got the chance to answer, she said "I will just mix up mild for you". We were okay with that, knowing that we could just add more of the chili paste if we happen to find it lacking.


Since we have been used to having duck instead of chicken, it was fair to find this dish a little less flavourful than usual. I give it a plus for not having any traces of MSG in it. A good way to start any PF Chang food trip.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps [Php 395]
I loved the Dynamite Shrimp! I think I finished more than half of it. Despite that all dishes we ordered except the Chicken Lettuce Wrap were marked with "spicy", this is the only dish that fell in that category.
Dynamite Shrimp [Php 365]
The Kung Pao Chicken lacked the taste I was looking for.
Kung Pao Chicken [Php 395]
However, the crisp-tender Sichuan-style US Angus beef tossed with a mild chili sauce was a unique dish we loved. Getting bites of orange rinds along the way livened the dish.
Orange Peel Beef [Php 695]
For dessert, we tried out Mango Cream Cheese Wontons, which were made especially to adapt to the Philippine market. We found it to be a delightful cap to our meal.
Mango Cream  Cheese Wontons [Php 185]

PF Chang's is franchised by Global Restaurant Concepts, Incorporated who also brought in California Pizza Kitchen and Morelli's Gelato. The agressive company is preparing for the opening of Gyu-Kaku, and IHOP (International House of Pancakes) as well, both brands' construction about to be complete right beside PF Chang's BGC.

Here are links to their website and menu.

P.F. Chang's Bonifacio Global City
Address:
W Global Center
9th Avenue corner 30th Street
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Contact:
+63 (02) 664.5956

Related Post: http://www.charmtan.com/2013/04/gyu-kaku-now-in-philippines.html

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2 comments:

  1. haven't tried pf changs pa..wanna try their Dynamite shrimp! The mango cream cheese wonton looks good too :)

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  2. Hi Berylle, thanks for your comment! You should go try it out. Btw, checked out your blog and it looks great! :D

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