Have you ever craved something Asian but still want to make sure that your diet is still your priority? Well, you should check out Pei Wei. It is an American restaurant chain that is in over 119 locations across the United States. They specialize in serving Asian dishes in an open concept kitchen and traditional wok firing way. So, is it a good option for people who are into the keto diet to consider?
Based on the official nutrition and allergen menu, there are up to 17 keto options available at Pei Wei, depending on your remaining carb allowance. Let's start with their appetizers-- Pei Wei has the common Chicken Egg Rolls, Edamame, Crab Wontons, Fried or Steamed Vegetables and Chicken Dumplings, Thai Wonton Soup, Yum Yum Shrimp, and Vegetable Spring Rolls. These appetizers will surely satisfy your Asian cravings without sacrificing your diet.
Of course, they also have menus for those people who are more into heavy meals. For their entrees, they have Kung Pao Chicken which is also available in Shrimp version. Another option they have is the Spicy General Tso's Chicken, which only from the name of the dish itself gives you an Asian vibe already. If you want to be adventurous or into something new, then their Mongolian Chicken and Spicy Korean BBQ Steak are something worth trying for.
It wouldn't be a complete Asian dining experience if there is no rice. However, as the keto diet avoids the traditional one, it became harder for people to find restaurants that comply with their certain preferences, most especially when it comes to rice alternatives. Good thing, Pei Wei offers their Cauliflower Rice and if that still doesn't sound inviting to you, their Lettuce Cups and Mixed Alternative Greens can also be a good alternative to try out.