A few days before New Year’s, my mom and I went to our favorite place to get a nice pre-fixe meal for a decent price. Mulan is a Eastern/Western fusion restaurant in Queens Crossing, a sort-of half-Asian / half-American shopping center smack dab in Flushing. We first came to this place to have a meal after I took my SATs in junior year approximately three and a half years ago. At that time, it was brand new and seemed like a good alternative to the crowded dim sum place across the street. Their pre-fixe lunch exceeded our expectations and we’ve been coming here for a cheap “fancy” lunch ever since. Their regular menu isn’t anything special to scream about but having paid less than $20 for an appetizer, soup, entree and small dessert per person after tax and tip, their pre-fixe is a pretty decent meal.
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Hello! I hope you all had a great New Year’s and have been successful in keeping any resolutions you have so far!
During my 8 weeks of pledging, I had to set up a lot of meetings and many of those meetings were over lunches, dinners and random snacks. In short, I had a lot of food and spent a lot of money during those two months. I didn’t take pictures of everything that I ate but I did manage to get pictures of some of them. Among the tasty food I had, here are pictures from Pop Yogurt, Pho 32 & Shabu, BaoHaus, IHOP, Amorino, Chikalicious Dessert Club and Zen.
On Wednesday, my mom and I took our annual day-to-mourn-the-end-of-summer trek to the city, with the hopes of finally making it to the High Line park, which we had failed to do two years earlier because we couldn’t find the entrance to it. We started the day uptown and had lunch at a nice Jewish deli called Fine & Schapiro. I had a groupon for the place, which entailed us to two soups, two king-sized sandwiches and a fruit salad. I settled on the matzo ball soup and the corned beef, tongue and turkey sandwich while my mother decided to get the mushroom barley soup and the pastrami, tongue and turkey sandwich.
While running on the treadmill the other day, I was watching Food Wars (the irony, I know) and the episode on at the time focused on a cheeseburger called the Ju[i]cy Lucy. Disputed to be created at either Matt’s Bar or the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis, it’s a burger where the cheese is melted inside the burger rather than on top of it. As a burger lover, naturally I had to try it and was a little disappointed in myself that I hadn’t already.
I made two burgers with two different cheeses: regular good ol’ American cheese (even if it isn’t really cheese) and Pepper Jack cheese. Both were pretty good but neither tasted as good as it looked on Food Wars where the cheese was gushing out endlessly. I chalk that up to my patty formation and cooking method though. Still, they were really good burgers and a fabulous way to end a hurricane weekend. I’ll have to experiment more in the future and try out different techniques to make the cheese perfect!