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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pei Wei Asian Diner now open in Laguna Niguel, CA


Pei Wei Asian Diner (fast-casual concept restaurant by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro) opened a new location on September 10, 2012. They use a Mandarin-style wok cooking process (600 degrees) and feature cuisine from five Asian countries: China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand. From the exterior, it looks like your typical quick service restaurant, but once you step inside you’re welcomed by LCD rolling menu boards that have beautiful photos of the food and extended descriptions. With the changing graphics, it keeps you entertained while you are in line thinking about what you want to order. The service was very friendly and helpful. I had not been to a Pei Wei in a while and the cashier helped me with ingredient questions on some of the menu items. The interior d├ęcor is very Asian, like you are outside dining al fresco in Bangkok near the river. They also have interactive Coca-Cola soda machines where you can mix and match soda flavors or just fill up on your favorite beverage.

Pork Egg Roll is filled with pork, Napa cabbage, black mushrooms, carrots, scallions, and rolled in a crispy egg roll wrapper. It had a lot of ground pork inside. The pork was flavorful, but could still use a little more spice. It also could be a little crispier on the outside. One of the best things about egg rolls is the crispy crunch on the outside. A sweet chili sauce would have been better than Asian mustard for dipping.

 
To read more and see photo slideshow, please visit: http://www.examiner.com/review/pei-wei-asian-diner-now-open-laguna-niguel-ca
 
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