To the uninhibited delight of lovers of authentic and innovative Chinese cuisine, the highly acclaimed restaurant chain Mott 32 has finally arrived in Singapore.
Known for its use of recipes handed down across the generations, prepared using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients, the latest Mott 32 opened just in time for the Lunar New Year and can be found conveniently located on the Galleria Level of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
The name pays homage to 32 Mott Street in New York, where the city’s first Chinese convenience store opened in 1891. The shop became a hub for the Chinese community in terms of both gossip and those all-important ingredients for Chinese cooking, thus long ago cementing its place in New York folklore.
With outlets in Hong Kong, Vancouver, Las Vegas and now Singapore, and with a Bangkok restaurant due later this year, Mott 32 has become synonymous with elegant contemporary Chinese dining.
For the Singapore restaurant, Joyce Wang has created a luxurious space that blends elements of industrial New York with classic Chinese décor. Accented pieces, such as the hand-painted lanterns around the perimeter of the bar, add an authentic feel, whilst elements reminiscent of the Hong Kong flagship store are interwoven with Singapore’s rich foliage and flora to create a carnival of style that celebrates the connection between these two Asian giants.
Under Executive Chef Chan Wai Keung, the concept of ethical sourcing and the use of organic and sustainable ingredients wherever possible sits at the heart of the menu. “At Mott 32, we are dedicated to serving authentic, timeless recipes that pay homage to the rich heritage of Chinese cuisine. Our approach to cooking is to retain the essence and original flavours of the dish, while elevating it using quality produce,” he proudly states.
The menu is substantial and includes many of the dishes made famous at its other outlets, like Apple-Wood Roasted Peking Duck and the Crispy Sugar-Coated Peking Duck Bun, Crispy Prawns with Salty Egg Yolk and Oatmeal.
With a nod to Singaporeans’ love of hot and spicy food, the menu includes fiery dishes such as Braised Black Cod with Chopped Chili, and the delicious Poached Giant Garoupa Fillet in Szechuan Pepper Broth, as well as one of Singapore’s most most-beloved dishes, the highly recommended Wok-Fried Live Whole Crab in Black Pepper Singapore-Style.
Mott 32 is also renowned throughout the world for its wonderful handmade Cantonese dim sum. Ideal for sharing, creative delights include Soft Quail Egg, Iberico Pork, Black Truffle Siu Mai and South Australian Scallop.
To complement the food, the drinks menu is terrific and includes a mixology programme inspired by Chinese culture and the flavours of Asia. Our favourites are Hanami, a mix of Michter’s bourbon, Tanqueray gin, umeshu, yuzu, shiso, ginger beer and chrysanthemum, and Hong Kong Iced Tea, a refreshing libation of blanco avion tequila, lillet blanc, blackcurrant and jasmine tea.
Mott 32 Singapore
B1 42-44, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
T: (+65) 6688 8868
Exquisite Taste March – May 2020