P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.'s 40-plus restaurant chain, operating in 19 states, owes much of its success to founder Paul Fleming's unique idea of pairing oriental cuisine with American-style service. At the outset, when he opened the first of the restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fleming broke with the traditional Chinese restaurant format. With his collaborator, chef Philip Chiang, he devised a comparatively limited menu that featured far fewer dishes than the menus of typical, full-service, Chinese restaurants. Incorporating an American steak house dining style and a formidable selection of wines and cheeses, P.F. Chang's offers such additional oriental restaurant anomalies as espresso and cappuccino. Although P.F. Chang's China Bistros are stylish in decor, displaying motifs from the Ming and T'ang Dynasties and hand-painted murals, the dishes are moderately priced, partly because one of Fleming's aims was to provide high quality but affordable Chinese food for "the masses."




Stir Fried Spinach

P.F. Chang's China Bistro Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

8 oz. fresh spinach
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
salt for taste
2 teaspoons peanut oil

2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar

Remove any brown leaves of spinach, rinse under running water until completely clean. Blanch the vegetable in a wok with boiling water for about 1 minute or until dark green. Heat a wok to medium at medium high heat with oil. Stir in garlic briefly until aromatic. Add spinach back to wok with garlic, mix in soy sauce and rive vinegar, stir them around. Combine together the sugar and salt, whisk around until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat, remove stir fried spinach with garlic.

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