Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Vegan Drinks at Mulan Asian Bistro

I've blogged about Mulan Asian Bistro in Cooper-Young before, but I haven't been there in years. They've always had vegan options, but one of the folks from our Vegan Drinks crew told me recently that Mulan had updated their menu and added WAY more tofu/vegetable dishes. So clearly another visit was in order! We had our monthly Vegan Drinks meetup there last night, and there was sooooo much variety!

We had a big crowd at our meetup last night, and nearly everyone ordered something different. Here's the crew.

I ordered the Curry Tofu with peppers and onions. This was creamy and delicious with just the right amount of curry and spice. The dish was huge, and I ended up taking the leftovers home for Paul's dinner. He loved this too, and he managed to get two meals out of the leftovers (dinner last night and lunch today),

Little did I know when I ordered this that it comes in a flaming bowl! They bring the dish to the table in a cauldron with FIRE UNDER IT! Super impressive presentation.

No one else got a fiery cauldron with their order (except Simon, who also ordered the Curry Tofu). But the other dishes looked just as delicious. Shay's Drunken Noodles with Tofu were, perhaps, some of the yummiest-looking drunken noodles I've seen.

Nathan went with Lemongrass Tofu, which had way more veggies than the lemongrass tofu I typically order at Vietnamese restaurants. I love lemongrass tofu, but I rarely order it most places because I need veggies with my tofu!

He also got an order of Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls. You can never go wrong with those. By the way, he'd already taken a bite of that one on the right before I took this pic, and we tried to hide it. Ha!

Clarita ordered the Pineapple Fried Rice, which was on my short list of other dishes I was considering.

And she got the Sauteed Spicy Cauliflower, which she generously shared with the table! This was a full dish of chili oil-spiced cauliflower, and she passed little plates around the table so we could all try. Wow! I may get this next time because it was amazing! Not the greatest pic, but trust me on this!

Clarita also generously shared her appetizer of Vegetable Dumplings. These were soft, steamed dumplings packed with a mix of cabbage and other veggies. A perfect start to the meal! Jen & Simon ordered dumplings too, and this is a pic of theirs because we decimated Clarita's dumplings before I remembered to snap a pic.

Melissa comes to Mulan often, and her favorite dish is this Crispy Tofu, which is served dry (no sauce) with a salt and pepper crust and snap peas. I will definitely be trying this soon! I love a dry tofu dish!

Such a lovely meal! Most of us ordered beer with our food, but a few people took advantage of Mulan's full bar and ordered wine, sake, or margaritas. We'll definitely be back with the Vegan Drinks crew soon!


Anonymous said...

NICE! Memphis seems to have so many places to get quality tofu/Asian vegan cuisine! Not so where I'm at. Just run of the mill strip mall "Chinese" restaurants and unimpressive attempts at Thai.

Sarah said...

Yay, how fun! All of the food looks so incredible and how fun to get to eat out of a little cauldron. It sounds like a great time! said...

Such a fun meet up! The food looks so great, I love how many options they have now.

Jennifer Bliss said...

LOVE those cauldrons!