Feb 19, 2015

P.F. Chang's Rolls Out Chinese New Year Menu

P.F. Chang's offers the Lucky 8 Dishes menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. The casual dining chain describes the menu as "traditional Chinese New Year fare with a modern twist.

Additionally, since it's also traditional to give gifts for Chinese New Year, customers who order off the new menu will receive a special red fortune cookie with an instant-win game piece inside.

Here's what you'll find on P.F. Chang's Lucky 8 Dishes Menu (some of the dishes are offered for a limited time only, while others are just being featured from the regular menu) as well as the chain's explanation for each inclusion:

- Flaming Pork Wontons (limited time only) - "Shaped like gold and silver coins from ancient China, dumplings symbolize prosperity as they are stuffed and folded, sealing in wealth."

- Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps - "In Cantonese, the word for “lettuce” sounds like “rising fortune.” So, the more you eat, the more fortune you will have."

- Firecracker Chicken (limited time only) - "In a ritual called “opening the door of fortune,” firecrackers were lit at home to scare away evil spirits. The doors were sealed and not reopened until morning."

- Chinese Red Wine & Pepper Braised Beef (limited time only) - "Cabbage traditionally represents green, folded cash. As a symbol of affluence, it is said to provide prosperity and luck in a variety of ways."

- Orange Peel Shrimp - "Oranges are the most popular and abundant fruit during Chinese New Year, and are known to be a symbol of good luck."

- Oolong Chilean Sea Bass - "Serving fish is symbolic of prosperity, so having it at the dinner table is regarded as a promising way to start the New Year."

- Garlic Noodles - "A bowl of noodles can shed light on your longevity. The belief states that the longer the noodle, the longer the life span."

- The Great Wall of Chocolate - "Cake’s sweetness symbolizes a rich, sweet life, while the layers represent rising abundance for the coming year."

The Lucky 8 Dishes menu is available through March 5, 2015.

If the new dishes look familiar to you, they are the same ones featured on their Valentine's menu earlier this month.

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