My sons are huge Asian food fans. From pot stickers
and tofu soup to Pad Thai and sesame chicken, they love it all. So
when we heard about Pei Wei Asian Diner in Logan Square, we rushed
to try it. The menu features items from five Asian countries:
China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand, all priced under $10.
With the wide selection and great prices, we were able to enjoy
family favorites and sample some scrumptious new dishes.
As soon as we entered, my sons noticed the high tech menu
boards, which break down the dining options with pictures and
extended descriptions. These are followed by pop machines unlike
any we've ever seen. Choose any flavor of Coca-Cola products,
including cream sodas, and make "mix-ups." Once my kids got their
cups, they were like mad scientists.
Luckily, the quality of the food lived up to the great
modern atmosphere. The Pork Potstickers (available in quantities of
two, four and six) were a big hit, as was the Thai Wonton Soup,
which my 5-year-old deemed "the best ever." I especially enjoyed
the Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls because they were so
With classic dishes, customers can choose white or brown
rice, the style and the protein. For instance, we sampled Sesame
Chicken with brown rice and Thai River Noodles with
I also highly recommend the Korean BBQ Beef, one of Pei
Wei's Signature Entrees. It's sweet and spicy, served with a
delicious apple-cucumber salad.
While it would be easy for each person in your family to
order on his own, portion sizes are perfect for sharing, which
means you can easily order something from each of the five
countries featured. It's truly an easy, delicious and inexpensive
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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