Pei Wei recently launched a $5 lunch menu at 20 of their Houston-area locations. I was invited out to their Woodlands location to give the new menu a try. The menu consists of five different choices: Mango California Roll, Sweet & Sour, Korean Spicy, Thai Dynamite, and Dan Dan Noodles. Each entree comes with your choice of white rice, brown rice, lettuce cups, or salad.
The 8-piece Mango roll was a perfect starter. Crab, mango, cucumbers and scallions were rolled and tossed with sesame seeds for a nice summery treat. Both the Korean Spicy and Thai Dynamite contained a healthy mix of protein and veggies, but next time I will ask for them to be a bit spicier. The pineapple chunks and sugar snap peas in the sweet and sour provided a nice pop of freshness to this classic dish. My favorite overall was the Dan Dan Noodles. It was a filling and hearty bowl with lots of flavor.
Pei Wei's entrees are made to order using freshly chopped ingredients. Almost all of their menu items can be customized for dietary needs including gluten-free and vegetarian. For those in a rush, Pei Wei offers a new app that lets you view the menu, place your order, and even earn My Wei Rewards toward free entrees.
Blogger disclosure: All food and beverages were provided courtesy of Pei Wei.
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