P.F. Chang's is Not a Chinese Restaurant

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    Yesterday Mr. Boe and I, having feted with the family over the weekend, planned to go to the movies and out for Chinese food to celebrate Christmas. Our movie theater of choice is in an open air mall, which prominently features a P.F. Chang's. At this point, I am pretty much hard wired to crave P.F. Chang's Kung Pao Chicken after seeing a movie.

    So, I called P.F. Chang's on Christmas Eve to make dinner reservations. After waiting on hold for an inordinately long time, the perky young P.F. Changster informed me that they would be closed on Christmas Day.

    Me: How on earth can you call yourself a Chinese Restaurant and not be open on Christmas day?

    Changster: Uh, Uh, Uh.

    Me: I mean, really, isn't it completely lacking in the Christmas Spirit for a Chinese Restaurant to be Closed On Christmas Day?

    Changster: Uh. We're not really a Chinese restaurant. We're a Chinese themed bistro.

    I'm really glad he cleared that up.

    Skyfall was fabulous. Best Bond Movie Evah. And we dined at an authentic Chinese Resturant, the owner of which had never heard of "A Christmas Story". They were so busy they had run out of menus; and didn't understand why "all of these people want Chinese Food on Christmas Day". We enlightened them.
     
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    I'm glad you enjoyed your "Chinese-like food" on Christmas. :D

    The best, and possibly only, Chinese food I've ever had was in Okinawa. It isn't prepared, taste or smell ANYTHING like what is served in American "Chinese" Restaurants or Buffets.
     
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    I did. It had no Cat Part ingredients.

    ;)
     
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    Worst of all, they didn't sing Jinger Bears!
     
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    No, it wasn't. It was quite possibly the worst Bond ever. Seriously, Boedicca, you're the third person I've had to correct on USMB over this.
     
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    They were so busy they ran out of menus but had time to discuss the finer points of how busy they are on Christmas. Did you have Szechuan and did event take place before or after you ate?


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    Make it four
     
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    Beep and Bwrockly.
     
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    Bully for you.

    Anyway, I never feel that I get enough out of going for a chinky. It's not the fault of the establishment, but rather my complete ignorance of Chinese cuisine. I look at the menu, hesitate, then order what I always get because I've no idea what everything else on the menu entails. I suppose I should Google some of the other dishes on the menu.


    PS. Has anyone else noticed how the waitress who takes you order always whispers and smiles politely, then proceeds to bellow the order at the chefs behind the bead curtain?
     

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