10 epic dishes to try at this top downtown Vancouver Chinese restaurant

Feb 20 2019, 1:59 am

There a few places in Vancouver where you’ll find the perfect balance of authentic Chinese food intertwined with a contemporary edge — and Mott 32 is one of them.

Tucked away from the downtown bustle on West Georgia Street, the high-end restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience. With sister restaurants in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Las Vegas, Mott 32’s Vancouver location is in a league of its own with a jaw-dropping menu infused with fresh local ingredients.

East meets western culture at the restaurant where you can dine in a more intimate booth with modern caging design, in the cafe-inspired area, or in one of the impeccably themed private dining rooms designed by the renowned Joyce Wang. Watch world-class chefs prepare your food in the fast-paced open-front kitchen.

In celebration of Mott 32 Vancouver’s second anniversary on February 28, we’ve rounded up the top 10 epic dishes you need to try right now.

Quail egg siu mai

Never had quail egg before? This dish is your big chance. Topped with a shaving of black truffle, it melts in your mouth, just like all soft buns should.

Assorted wild mushrooms with black truffle

Served on a crunchy lettuce leaf, this beauty will send you to sauteed mushroom heaven and back. Black truffle elevation adds to the already elevated taste of this handheld eat.

Scallop, shrimp, and beetroot dumpling

As the second-most Instagrammable option on the menu at Mott 32, these super tasty gluten-free beauties will make you want to order a second helping (and maybe a third; you do you).

Prawn cheung fun with crispy rice paper

This adorable variation of dim sum is filled with juicy king prawns and a layer of crispy Cantonese rice noodles served to perfection.

Hot and sour soup dumpling

Chances are, you’ve never seen a dumpling this colour before — and that’s because carrot puree gives the dough its unique aesthetic and moreish flavour. And how cute is it that each dumpling is served in its own basket?

Applewood roasted Peking duck

Forget every experience of tasting Peking duck you’ve ever had, and try this at Mott 32 where the dish is cooked in a custom duck oven filled with aromatic applewood chips. It takes 48 hours to cook and prepare (including time in the air-drying fridge) duck in both in the Cantonese and Beijing methods, so make sure to order this dish ahead of time.

It comes out on a traditional Chinese cart with piping hot, freshly steamed pancakes, crunchy cucumber, scallions, raw cane sugar, fresh garlic sauce, and house-made thick hoisin sauce.

Crispy triple cooked Angus short rib

Meat enthusiasts, you’ll have some serious FOMO if you don’t try this one. A lot of love goes into the preparation and cooking of this dish, and you’ll taste it after just one bite. Soft and juicy on the inside, and crispy on the outside — it’s the best of all possible worlds.

Maine lobster ma po tofu

A simple and elegant combination of fresh lobster and tofu that will make you happy on so many levels.

Wok-fried broccoli, ginkgo nuts, and red dates

When you’re feasting at Mott 32, you’re going to want to add a light side dish or two to your order. And gingko nuts (native to China) add an authentic, extra healthy touch to this flavourful dish.

Wok-fried kale clay pot, dried shrimp, and minced pork

An extra side with greens never hurts and you won’t regret the sensory delights this one brings as soon as it hits your lips.

Mott 32 isn’t just about good eats, it’s about good drinks too. If you feel even slightly thirsty, a traditional Chinese-design cart will roll up alongside to your table where an expert mixologist will offer you a mimosa with freshly-squeezed orange juice.

After this, the best decision you can make is to order the fan-favourite (and for good reason) hanami cocktail. This super fresh libation is guaranteed to cleanse your palette, and it tastes like pure joy.

Visit Mott 32 Vancouver now to make a reservation and prepare yourself to try the best Chinese food you’ll find in Vancouver. Better yet, enjoy an evening of dining at Mott 32 with a $200 gift card — you can enter to win this prize over on the Dished Vancouver Instagram page now.

Mott 32

Address: 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-979-8886

  • Breakfast buffet: 7 to 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 11 am to 2:30 pm
  • Dinner: 5 to 10 pm

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