Mulan is a name that carries multiple meanings. It is the name of the magnolia flower in Chinese as well as a heroine who served in an all-male army in place of her old age father. The story of our heroine has captivated generations of Chinese poets, writers, artists, and playwrights. It first appeared as a poem entitled The Song of Mulan, composed some- time between 420 and 589. When Mulan’s father received an order to join the imperial army, the family worried, for although once a great warrior, he was now too old and ill to fight. To refuse the Khan’s (ruler’s) order, however, would bring dishonor and punishment upon the entire family. There was no question that Mulan’s father had to go, for his only son, who might have served as a substitute, was much too young. Mulan, though, thought of another way. To protect her father and her family, Mulan herself decided to join the army in his place. Disguised as a man, she distinguished herself in battle as a brave warrior and a clever strategist.
In capturing the spirit of our heroine, the Mulan Restaurant in Queens Crossing embodies a perfect meld between Eastern and Western cultures. Mulan’s cuisine, disguised as art masterpieces almost too-good-to-be eaten, vividly refl ects the splendor of the liuli crystals which surround the restaurant. Mulan restaurant is both upscale and mod-ern, elegantly decorated to fi t its surrounding atmosphere. The focal point of the dining fl oor is a square gazebo with water curtains. The elevated seating and leathered-in booths are ingeniously complemented with tradi-tional oriental liuli crystals and motifs. The see-through over hanging curtains provide a romantic and pleasant dining ambiance when warm lighting pours down upon the windows. Subtle shifts in lighting within the dining area create an air of sophistication.
Fusion cuisine began in the 1970’s, com- monly fused pairings European and Asian cuisine. Traditionally trained in Europe but equally well versed in Asian cooking. Over the ensuing decades “east meets west” eater- ies began emerging throughout the country therefore the concept quickly spread to other major European cities, along with the American coasts. These cultures have wildly divergent culinary traditions and combining the centuries of cooking tradition of both continents can sometimes result in astonishing dishes.
Shanghainese food is the representative cuisine of this tradition, which originated in the lower reaches of Yangtze River and the southeastern coastal areas of China. Due to the many rivers and lakes in this area, it produces rich harvests of shrimp, crabs, eels and many other seafood. The chief techniques of cooking lie in the methods used such as frying, quick-fry, stir-fry, braising, and steaming; thus rendering the dishes both salubrious and savory.
Cantonese cuisine comes from Guangdong Province in Southern China. Cantonese Cuisine takes fine and rare ingredients and cooks them with polished skills, yet in a dainty style. Cantonese cooking is known for its meticulous methods of preparation. Whether fried, roasted, stir fried, steamed or boiled, Cantonese Cuisine is known for the vessels used to contain the food and their exquisite nature.
The Mudan Banquet Hall
The Mudan Banquet Hall, also located in Queens Crossing, is an impressive venue that offers a unique combination of delicious cuisine, consummate service, and comprehensive event management catering to your every need. Whether your occasion is a business banquet, a corporate event, a fun-filled personal celebration, or a wedding, our creative team will tailor every aspect of your event to exceed both your imagination and expectations, promising a memorable experience.
136-17 39th Ave, 2nd Floor Flushing NY, 11354