Mott 32 Finally Opens in Singapore
Since opening six years ago in Hong Kong, Mott 32 has become renowned for its signature approach to regional Chinese cuisine, which is characterised by time-honoured recipes handed down from generations, prepared using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients. Paired with an exceptional mixology programme and a stunning ambience designed by award-winning interior designer Joyce Wang, Mott 32 is set to impress diners in Singapore.
Helming the kitchens of Mott 32 Singapore is Hong Kong-born executive chef Chan Wai Keung. With over 35 years of professional culinary experience, Chef Chan has worked in the kitchens of top hotels and restaurants across major cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Seoul, Singapore, and Taipei. The veteran chef is known for his mastery in traditional Cantonese cooking, specialising in seafood, dim sum and soups.
Mott 32 Singapore will be serving iconic dishes from the original Mott 32 menu, such as the Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork Glazed with Yellow Mountain Honey, and the Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck with Mott 32’s “Signature Cut”. With a 48-hour preparation time, these ducks are cured in a special marinade and smoked over apple wood, before being presented and carved table side. Available in limited quantities daily, these ducks are made-to-order, and require a 24-hour advance reservation.
Chef Chan and his team will also be executing a number of offerings exclusive to Mott 32 Singapore, such as the Signature Crispy Sugar Coated Peking Duck Bun, Crispy Prawns with Salty Egg Yolk and Oatmeal, and one of Singapore’s most well-known dishes, the Wok-Fried Live Whole Crab in Black Pepper Singapore Style. The restaurant will also offer fiery dishes to satiate spice lovers in this city, such as the Braised Black Cod with Chopped Chili, and Poached Giant Garoupa Fillet in Szechuan Pepper Broth.
As much a part of the restaurant’s DNA as high-quality Chinese cuisine, Mott 32’s bar programme offers a truly world-class experience. In addition to an extensive wine collection ranging from the best of the Old World, to eclectic New World wines, Mott 32’s mixologists have created a selection of signature cocktails inspired by Asian ingredients and culture, such as the Hanami (Michter’s Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, Umeshu, Yuzu, Shiso, Ginger Beer, Chrysanthemum) and Hong Kong Iced Tea (Blanco Avion Tequila, Lillet Blanc, Blackcurrant, Jasmine Tea).
The restaurant also features three exclusive cocktails for Singapore that are inspired by the tropical garden city. The Velvet Crane (Gin, Rose, Pistachio, Yellow Chartreuse, Egg White) is a floral and herbaceous tipple with hints of nuttiness, while the Harbour Dawn (Butter Washed Vanilla Rum, Coconut, Pandan, Almond, Verjus, Champagne) boasts notes of buttery vanilla shortbread, a touch of effervescence and hints of tropical goodness.
Joyce Wang Studio has retained the DNA and spirit of Mott 32 in their design for the Singapore restaurant. The studio has reimagined the restaurant with colonial details and nods to the aesthetic movement. An abundance of greenery is paired with porcelain botanical patterns and a matrix of lighting, which create an entirely unique setting.
The bar and lounge area are also imbued with intricate details; the bar front is coated in ancient Chinese tiles, with apothecary drawers that add an air of mystery and intrigue, while communal seating invites guests in with its surrounding planted walls. An exclusive peacock chair with a wide, splayed back adds an oriental spin to the design of the bar area, along with oriental lanterns hanging from a classic Mott 32 style ceiling of netted copper. The botanical theme is mirrored in the colour scheme, with earthy tones of terracotta, teal, volcanic grey terrazzo and rust dispersed throughout the space.
Over at the main dining room, a decorative canopy reminiscent of pagodas makes a compelling centrepiece with its jade tone—again, heralding its Chinese-inspired design. Soft furnishings bring the dining space alive with pale mint sofas, with Mott 32’s classic bucket chairs filling the space under the impressive canopy.
A green wall with a vitrine display sits at the back bar, bringing a touch of greenery into the restaurant as a nod to Singapore as the ‘Garden City.’ Rainforest wood marble is also used as the bar top to suggest a touch of nature. Each Mott 32 venue around the world features a statement chandelier that has been designed to resonate with the city itself. The Singapore chandelier features metal mesh on the outer shade to lend an industrial touch, whilst the soft inner fabric shade is hand-painted with foliage to reflect the contrasts of Singapore—an industrial metropolis set amongst lush, verdant nature.
Located at B1-42/43/44, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the 149-seater Mott 32 will be open for dinner daily, with its lunch service commencing from 11 February 2020.