Tried MuLan for the first time and had a hit and miss experience. I may have ordered badly. I'm pretty new to Taiwanese/Chinese non-pupu platter junk and I'm exploring and figuring out my preferences.
Got the pork and leek dumplings. So flippin' good!!! I must try more dumplings pronto! I devoured these.
Also got the scallion pancakes and salty crispy chicken. As I mentioned I have zero expertise in this food realm but I wasn't thrilled about the scallion pancakes. While I really liked the texture I found them to lack scallions. Should they be bursting with scallion goodness? The chicken was not my thing at all. I can't put my finger on what my problem was but I didn't enjoy the fried basil with it and I thought the chicken was really dry. The whole dish was really dry but maybe that's the point?
The dumplings were so fantastic and I'll be ordering again soon. Any recs for authentic spicy dishes would be great. I read that folks have tried the pumpkin noodles but I didn't see them on the menu and I'm really interested to check this out.