Posh Chinese Restaurants
I thought this was interesting:
Last week, the Enquirer carried stories about P. F. Changs and Oriental Wok on the same day.
In this article, P. F. Changs is getting new menu items.
And in this article, Oriental Wok is opening their yearly celebration of Chinese New Year up to the public.
It's interesting that Oriental Wok's news is more about celebrating Chinese culture than P. F. Changs. Because in my experience, the restaurants are like that as well. Oriental Wok is a family restaurant, whose owner was born in China and emigrated.
And their food is better than P. F. Changs, in my experience. I'm still having trouble getting over the grill marks I had on my beef and broccolli dinner there one night. P. F. Changs is a national chain, and to me it feels like a Cheesecake Factory that serves Chinese food. Not authentic at all.
The food at Oriental Wok is very fresh and bursting with flavor. I've loved everything I've had there, so I'd say try anything.
Where do you come in on the P. F. Changs--Oriental Wok debate?