A couple of weeks ago my love for Twitter grew exponentially – I saw a tweet from @PeiWei saying they were looking for people in a few cities in Colorado to try out their new menu and give feedback. They’ve recently reduced their prices and reduced their entree sizes down to the same size as their noodle bowls, in an effort to give their customers a better value during a time when most everyone’s looking for a deal. They kindly sent two $10 gift cards and we eat dinner out for $2.50 after the gift cards.
This was our first visit to PeiWei and overall, I’d say it was a good experience. Jeremy ordered the Orange Chicken, I got the DanDan Noodles, and we split a Chicken Lo Mein between the kids. The Orange Chicken was great, the chicken had a nice contrast of textures between the crisp breading and the glaze. And Jeremy, the ultimate carnivore, thought there was a good amount of meat for the price.
The DanDan noodles were good – not too spicy. Good flavor, though I thought it could have used a lot more cucumber and bean sprouts. The kiddos ate the Lo Mein but didn’t rave about it. ;)
The one relatively major disappointment was when Jeremy was asked if he wanted “white, brown, or fried rice” with his orange chicken. He chose fried rice (who wouldn’t?!) but was not told that there was a $1 upcharge for the fried rice – all three options were presented equally. Hopefully that’s something they make sure they are training their employees to do differently in the future.
We would definitely say it was a good value compared to other fast casual places. It’s getting harder to eat a fast food value meal for under six bucks, so we thought the bowl prices of $6.50 to $6.95 were a good value, especially when considering the flavor and amount of food.
You can sign up for PeiWei’s email list – they haven’t sent me anything good yet, but I can only hope they will someday!
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