the story of mulan"Mulan" is a name that carries multiple meanings.
The word "Mulan" is a Chinese transliteration of the magnolia flower, as well as the name of a historical heroine who served in an all-male army in place of her old age father.
The story of our heroine has captivated and inspired generations of Chinese poets, writers, artists, and playwrights. It first appeared as a poem entitled the Ballad of Mulan, written sometime between 420 and 589 AD.
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 embodies a perfect infusion between Eastern and Western culinary culture, and the courage to expand one's horizons. Our cuisine, disguised as art masterpieces that look too-good-to-be eaten, vividly reflects the splendor of the liuli crystals surrounding the restaurant.