The year is 1851. The first Chinese convenience store in New York City opened on 32 Mott Street. From that address developed present-day lively, bustling NYC Chinatown celebrating Chinese culture, tradition, and cuisine offshore among people from all over the world.
The symbolism of that address inspired the name of the luxury Chinese restaurant, Mott 32 in Hongkong Central at the Standard Chartered Building. In 2017, Mott 32 opened its branch at the Trump Tower on West Georgia Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s Golden Mile.
The food is Cantonese, Szechuan, with some Beijing specialties—all exquisitely crafted. The Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey is perfectly tender and subtly flavored. The Xiao Long Bao skin is extraordinarily thin but keeps itself together to hold in the surprise soup within. There are traditional dishes but as with the orange-hued Hot & Sour Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumplings, each served on a delicate basket within the Dimsum bamboo steamer, there is adventure to be had here. There is something for everyone. If I came here alone, I would be happy with a Traditional Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumpling and a Spot Prawn, Iberico Pork, Flying Fish Roe Siu Mai with a Ginseng Oolong Tea. (Mott 32 Vancouver Menu HERE)
The interiors are a fusion of New York Industrial and Imperial Chinese designed by Joyce Wang and Maximal Concepts. Dazzling details greet you from every nook as you breeze into this swank sphere. “It must have been like this in the trendiest, most elegant clubs in another time,” one couldn’t help pondering.
The open kitchen reveals a team of Chinese chefs engrossed slicing, rolling, steaming, braising, tossing, plating their food with mastery.
A trip to the powder room extends the aristocratic ambience.
If a hip restaurant like Mott 32 with all the beautiful details and sumptuous feast can be enchanting, how much more with the wedding supper of the Lamb in heaven where God will wipe every tear from our eyes, there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.
Rev 21:10ff … shone with the glory of God… the wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass… The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald… the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
I wish you would consider God’s way to Heaven. Much love!