We recently had the wonderful opportunity to take a break from our busy schedules and have a week in Dubai. During our stay, we took time to look out for great places to eat, in order to be able to share our experiences on the blog.
Since my parents are especially fond of Oriental food, we decided to pay a visit to P.F Chang’s in Dubai Mall. P.F Chang’s is a famous Chinese American restaurant, which we would normally not have the opportunity to try (unless you choose veg/fish options), however in Dubai, the great thing of course is that all the meat is suitable for a Muslim diet. My sister had also heard good things about it from her friends, which helped us in making a choice amongst the array of dining options.
Assortment of Mocktails
Hot and Sour Soup to Start
Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Crispy Honey Shrimp
Singapore Street Noodles
View of the Patio
Yes. All meat and chicken in the UAE is.
With an extensive menu, there is a lot to choose from, and with everything halal, the choice is even harder! We all had the Hot and Sour Soup to share, which was perfectly spiced and a good way to start the meal, and various mocktails for drinks.
Being a family who loves seafood; we ordered two prawn dishes as starters called Honey Coated Shrimp and Dynamite Shrimp, in addition to the signature Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps fish. The signature lettuce dish is something that you should definitely get if you go. You are given plate of lettuce leaves, and a plate of chicken pieces, and you are to make your own wrap with the lettuce. It was much nice than I thought, and a good idea if you’re entertaining at home (take note!). The honey coated prawns were amazing but I think because we ordered two prawn dishes, we didn’t get to appreciate both fully.
For mains, we shared plain rice, a dish called Mongolian Beef, and some Singapore Noodles. The beef was delicious and rich, and with rice would have even sufficed on its own.
The mall location is buzzing and a great place to take in the multi-cultural atmosphere that Dubai has. The back of the restaurant has patio doors where you can also sit outside, and the watch magic fountains. It was a bit too humid for us (being August) but I am sure it will be comfortable later on in the year. The waiters were friendly and attentive, and like elsewhere in Dubai, were migrant workers. Therefore, during our trip we always made sure to tip our waiter or waitress privately -wherever we could. It really didn’t amount to much (around £2-3), but was always gratefully received.
Yes, definitely. I think we will order less food though, and not as many heavy dishes. The food is rich in flavour and sauce, and so it is better to eat less and have room for dessert or green tea.
For a family of 6, the bill came to £15 a head. I would say around £35-40 between two.
P.F Chang’s was located on the ground floor on Dubai Mall. There are also several other branches in Dubai. See http://www.alshaya.com/locations/united-arab-emirates/p-f-chang-s for a full list of locations and http://www.pfchangs.com/ index.aspx for menu details.
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