Maximal Concepts hospitality group has announced the official opening of the Mott 32 restaurant in Hong Kong, under the direction of culinary director Malcolm Wood and chef Fung of the Michelin-rated Dynasty Restaurant in the Renaissance Hotel. Mott 32’s farm-to-table menu will focus on Cantonese cuisine with Beijing, Szechuan, and Shanghai influences.
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Chef Fung’s signature dishes will include barbecued prime Iberico pork with Yellow Mountain honey and applewood-roasted Peking duck. Mott 32’s mixologists will create cocktails with osmanthus honey, ginger, matcha powder, Szechuan pepper, and shiso.
The restaurant’s name pays homage to Quong Yuen Shing, the first Chinese general store to open in New York City, at 32 Mott Street. Located in the heart of Chinatown, “32 Mott,” as it came to be known, was an important resource for Chinese immigrants until it closed in 2003. Originally opened in 1891, the shop primarily sold fabrics, but was all well-stocked with important groceries, medicinal herbs, and supplies for local restaurants and laundries.
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