The special thing about a lunch special is that you supposedly get more bang for your buck, right? Specials usually come with a soup, salad, or taste of an appetizer. And sometimes even with a dessert afterwards.
I’ve eaten at P.F. Chang’s before, but have never ordered off their lunch specials menu. After lunch last week, I learned that P.F. Chang’s lunch specials leave a lot to be desired, at least portion-wise.
Given a choice of soup or salad, I went with the former and ordered a cup of Egg Drop Soup. The soup was all right, a bit saltier than I was expecting — egg drop soup is usually pretty bland — but still decent, okay-fine.
I also ordered the Crispy Honey Chicken entree. Sweet & salty is one of my favorite taste profiles, and while the chicken tasted fine, I was pretty unamused at the overall chicken to rice ratio! Look at that mountain of rice, sitting next to a noticeably blunt dune of chicken. That’s like one bite of chicken for every five mouthfuls of rice! Very disappointing, Mr. Chang! *shakes fist*
I consumed all the rice on my plate, and two fortune cookies later, I was still hungry. In fact, I even left the restaurant hungry! While overall food quality was decent, I’ll have to think twice about revisiting when I’m in a ravenous mood (which is before nearly every meal)…