P.F. Chang’s, You Had Us at “96-Ounce Cocktails”
What’s not to love about P.F. Chang’s at Planet Hollywood? The food’s great, the place is always packed, and readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal consistently pick the popular chain as the best Chinese food in Sin City.
The stage is set.
That’s all fine and good, but now P.F. Chang’s features something that’s won this blog over, too.
Giant. Frosty. Cocktails.
In Vegas, as in life, size matters.
P.F. Chang’s recently introduced three 96-ounce signature beauties sure to quench your thirst as you roam the Las Vegas Strip. They’re a great value, too, at $17, just slightly more than your typical puny cocktail at many casino bars and lounges in Sin City.
First up is the cocktail that’s won this blog’s heart, the Tequila Tai Punch. “Punch” being the operative word.
Yes, we have a crush on a beverage, and we don’t care who knows it.
This beauty features Hanger One Mandarin Blossom vodka, El Tesoro Platinum Tequila, agave nectar, orange bitters and a blend of juices.
It’s adorable the way P.F. Chang’s calls these “Tiki for Two” glasses, as if someone would actually share their cocktail. Just adorable.
Next, it’s the Rye Man Down cocktail, with Knob Creek rye whiskey, Domaine de Canton (French ginger liqueur, we looked it up), as well as lemon and pineapple juices. Don’t skip the candied ginger garnish, or this blog may have to briskly slap you on the thigh.
Doing Vegas the way it was intended to be done.
Lastly, it’s Chang’s Mai Tai. Why do we call a Mai Tai a “signature cocktail”? Mainly because “we didn’t know what else to call it,” other than flat-out delicious.
Bring a friend. Or friends. All of them.
Chang’s Mai Tai includes Bacardi light rum, Hiram Walker orange Curacso, fresh juices and a float of Myer’s dark rum and Bacardi 151 rum.
Of course, no blog lives by rum, dark or light, alone, so we dove into the menu to bring you some photos of the restaurant’s wok-fired dishes, both popular favorites and new offerings.
At Italian restaurants, you fill up on bread. At P.F. Chang’s, you fill up on this.
Some of the highlights: Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (pictured above, and we’re still thinking about it), the Tuna Tataki salad and Dynamite Shrimp appetizers, Crispy Honey Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Crispy Honey Shrimp and the Norwegian Salmon (either lemongrass-grilled or Asian grilled).
The salmon, in all its “right before we inhaled it” glory.
The weather’s gorgeous, so ask about P.F. Chang’s patio seating.
Bonus: One of the best people-watching spots in town.
Crush any remaining cravings with desserts like Banana Spring Rolls, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake (below) and Tiramisu.
P.F. Chang’s is full of surprises!
Not everything has to come from China. It just has to be made from awesome.
Enjoy, and you’re welcome.