I’m not much on buying prepared foods at the grocery store. They are usually overly expensive and not very tasty – gross, sometimes. But every now and then, when you don’t have time to cook or run to the store, it’s nice to have something in the freezer to pop in the oven – and hopefully it’s not gross.
For some reason, I was in that section at the grocery store and saw a package of Chinese Beef and Broccoli, which is what we often order for Chinese take-out. It was made by P.F. Chang. I have tried their stuff before and it’s high quality, so I bought it. It was better than any Beef and Broccoli I have ever ordered at any Chinese restaurant. The beef was tender and flavorful, and plenty of it. The broccoli and sauce were delightful. We added Vegetable Fried Rice and Tempura Battered Green Beans (also P.F. Chang) that made a meal to satisfy even the most demanding epicure. The only thing missing was a fortune cookie.
The P. F. Chang chain was founded in 1993 by Paul Fleming and Philip Chiang. The first restaurant opened at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2010, “P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Home Menu” was introduced. The brand represents a group of frozen appetizers and meals that were sold under license by Unilever.
I have enjoyed everything I have ever bought from the P.F. Chang line, but the Beef & Broccoli was especially good. If you see it, try it.