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It’s HI Eats Week, and HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is kicking it off at P.F. Chang’s Waikiki where she’ll be grabbing a bite to eat with Executive Chef Blaise Pyun.
“P.F. Chang’s is a local Asian fusion concept restaurant,” says Paris Ake, general manager at P.F. Chang’s Waikiki. “We are super excited to have our local boy Executive Chef Blaise Pyun working here for more than eight years — coming up with a lot of inventive and creative dishes to serve for our local ohana.”
Chef Pyun was born and raised on Oahu. Eventually he attended Roosevelt High School and went on to study at Kapiolani Community College. Some of his favorite dishes? The restaurant’s Mongolian beef and crispy honey shrimp!
“From a very young age, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I love eating food,” Pyun explains. While he was growing up, he often watched Iron Chef and the show inspired him. Today, he’s been in the industry for about 20 years. “Started out as a stock boy, then worked my way up. Blood, sweat, and tears. That’s how I learned.”
Using wok cooking, chefs at P.F. Chang’s create Asian cuisine that is much more than a combination of delicious ingredients – it’s flavor that comes from the heart. The restaurant’s exceptional recipes have been passed from dynasty to dynasty. While P.F. Chang’s offers core menu items, there are also specials you can only get in Hawaii like the line-caught mahi mahi, garlic prawns, and kimchi fried rice.
About P.F. Chang’s:
P.F. Chang’s is a fresh, contemporary restaurant concept that provides a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high- energy bistro. Each dish is prepared to order using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.
PFC Hawaii, LLC, is a locally owned Hawaii-based company and a joint venture with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. PFC Hawaii, LLC is the exclusive licensee for the state of Hawaii. For more information and full menu listings, visit pfchangshawaii.com.
For more information: pfchangshawaii.com or on Instagram: @pfchangswaikiki