@candidcuisine To each his own taste. I'd definitely go back for the duck #pekingduck #chinese #mott32 ♬ This is heaven – Nightshade
Mott 32, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
I miss HK a lot, particularly Mott 32. Named after one of my favorite streets in Chinatown, NYC and the address of New York’s very first supermarket, Mott 32’s dimsum and barbecue meats are quintessential to HK trips, bar none.
So if you’re in Singapore, might as well stop by Mott 32 at Marina Bay Sands.
Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork, Yellow Mountain Honey – SGD 48
First on your list should be the Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork, drizzled with Yellow Mountain Honey. I thought it was reminiscent of the Wagyu Char Siew at Ho Lee Fook (also a HK local delight), though a bit on the sweeter side because of the honey.
Also, the Soft Quail Egg, Iberico Pork, Black Truffle Siu Mai (SGD 9 / 2 pieces)
The truffle oil was just right, and the soft boiled quail egg in the center was explosive. I had to eat this very quickly, or the soft boiled egg was going to harden soon.
And finally my favorite Cheung Fan, stuffed with prawn and crispy rice paper (SGD 18). The plump shrimps were so, so good. Even better than the Char Siew, in my opinion.
Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck – SGD 108
The Apple Wood Roasted 42 days Peking Duck, “Signature Mott 32 Cut” (SGD 108), needs to be ordered 2 weeks – 1 month in advance. At the moment, the queue is intensely long, so best to book early.
They slice the duck skin for you table side, a theatrical performance that seemed unncessary for me IMO. But then if you do want more customers to order the special Peking Duck, then that explains it. Mott 32 doesn’t use frozen birds and they especially raise the duck for 21 days from the source (Malaysia, they’re saying). Pancakes are flown from the HK facility to all over the world.
Served with sesame sauce and peanut sauce, hoisin and the traditional cucumber and onions, the result is a much healthier peking duck and drier for some people who prefer the fat and oil. I love lean breast meat and so this serves my palate perfectly.
I thought the portion size for a Peking Duck with pancakes alone was quite small for a bird so large, and so any large table should order the Duck Live and Minced Pork in fresh lettuce, a SGD 20 top-up that’s reasonable price-wise.
I love the minced duck better than the former. There’s much depth and tang in the meat that shines through than the regular roasted duck.
We also ordered the Chicken Prawn and Taro Croquette. (In layman’s terms, taro puff.) I enjoyed it, and if your group is large, best to enjoy two orders so you won’t be fighting over it.
Wok fried flat rice noodles certainly filled me up, and that Angus Beef tossed in those hor fun noodles were undeniably tender.
I wish we had more room in our tanks to get the Smoked Black Cod. Anyways, our experience at Mott 32 merits a visit and another — I can see why the allure of Mott 32 hasn’t changed throughout this past decade.