Mott 32, the Chinese restaurant with Hong Kong roots, debuted before the new year with a mix of Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing influence on its roster of Chinese dishes. The restaurant at the Palazzo takes its name from 32 Mott St. in New York City, the site of the very first Chinese grocery store that opened in 1851 by a Hong Kong immigrant that served as a hub for the future Chinatown that spread from there.
An apple wood roasted duck, Peking-style spicy crispy duck rack, minced duck with lettuce cup, barbecue pluma Iberico pork, and crispy roasted pork belly make up the barbecue section of the menu, roasting before diners in an open kitchen.
Dim sum includes traditional Iberico pork Shanghainese soup dumplings, a soft quail egg and Iberico pork siu mai, south Australian lobster har gow, and Australian wagyu beef puff are among the steamed dim sum, while fried dishes include shredded Peking duck spring rolls and pan-fried Iberico pork dumplings.
The Chinese delicacy bird’s nest soup comes in four varieties.
Entrees include stir-fried Australian wagyu and crispy triple-cooked wagyu beef short rib; clay pots with king prawn, Alaskan king crab, or free-range chicken; smoked black cod; poached Mandarin fish fillet in a Sichuan pepper broth; braised dried fish maw in an abalone sauce; a whole leopard coral garoupa steamed with ginger; and wok-fried Maine lobster.
But the design here is a showstopper, with Joyce Wang creating the look that melds New York industrialism with classic Chinese elements. Nods to Las Vegas include a dining table made out of a vintage roulette wheel and a chandelier adorned with a feather boa.
Mott 32, Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-607-3232. Open daily from 5 to 11 p.m.
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