Returning home from a Disneyland vacation on a cross-country red-eye with two small children, we were exhausted. Way too tired to cook, not to mention an empty pantry. Seeking something fresh – the opposite of airport food – we headed to Pei Wei to check out some new menu options as well as some old favorites.
We are big fans of Pei Wei, so it wasn’t an unusual dinner choice for our family. From delicious flavors, a fantastic kids menu and an awesome Coke machine, we all love Pei Wei. Oh, and least I should forget the fortune cookies. Can’t forget those.
One of the things I like the most about Pei Wei is the abundance of fresh options. We always add carrots and broccoli to my daughter’s meals, which means we all get a filling meal complete with fresh, crunchy veggies.
While we all have our favorites, on this visit we were on a mission to try a few of the new flavors recently added to the menu including two new Perfect Additions, a new salad and a new main dish.
- Ginger Orange Edamame: Steamed soybeans, orange peel, ginger, garlic and sea salt.
- Szechuan Green Beans: Wok seared green beans with Hunan sauce, chile paste and garlic.
- Wok Roasted Vegetable Salad: A flavorful combination of wok-roasted cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, green beans, scallions, assorted lettuce, Napa cabbage, cucumbers and tomatoes topped with toasted sesame seeds, curry salt and tossed in a miso vinaigrette.
- Thai Lime & Chile: This new dish features refreshing citrus flavors combined with spicy Fresno chilies for a unique flavor adventure. Guest’s choice of protein (chicken, steak, shrimp or tofu) is wok-tossed in a Thai lime pineapple chile sauce, along with garlic, red onion, snap peas, Fresno chile peppers, topped with cashews, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumbers and cilantro. Available in three size options; a regular or small wok’d entrée served with white or brown rice, or an entrée salad.
First up, my family selected an order of the Ginger Orange Edamame, which were a hit with everyone. There are two size options, and while we opted for the smaller size, we could have easily polished off the larger version. It’s a perfect dish to share.
Next up we dinned on the new flavors of Thai Lime & Chile with brown rice and chicken. It was a delicious combination of flavors and tons of fresh veggies. (I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I need to load up on veggies after a vacation.) Definitely a new favorite to add into our regular rotation.
Oh, and I think it is important to note that all of the Wok entrées are now available in a small portion starting at just $6.99. Which is great for me since I never could eat a full-size dish at Pei Wei.
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