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Mott 32 – Hong Kong

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You enter into the Chartered Bank building – either feeling at ease in a monolithic womb to cash or a sort of annoyance at how much extra money exists to build all this ugly marble ūüôā ¬†Then you go down, and down, and down past mirrors and columns and you feel yourself defending into the nether worlds where the real jewels are kept … Mott 32 is a true beauty. ¬†With and¬†extraordinary interior by Joice Wang¬†(winner of the¬†2014 restaurant interior design award).

We sat at the bar and wandered around taking in the opulence.  Our bar tender  was skilled  and quite charming (we did come back for a 2nd cocktail and tried for the same young man).  Unfortuneatly the rest of the staff bordered on rude, to the extent that they would follow us to the restroom and trying to prevent one on looking around and actually enjoying the space.  It did not make any sense as the restaurant  is so beautiful; and a main reason why anyone was there.

The food menu for us was a bit too traditional with their signature peking duck and mountains of pork (a smell permitted the dining area);¬†therefore, we concentrated on¬†the liquid menu ūüôā

Mott’s 32 cocktail menu is fantastic. ¬†As we find in most cities we visit,¬† the menues seem to be born out of¬†¬†NY, LA or London. ¬†The menu here was created by an American, who used Asian twists. The flavours are truly local, extensively creative¬†and with a perfect balance. ¬† My Old Fashioned was quite new fashioned, and infinitely drinkable!


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Above Photos © Joice Wang
  1. Hanami cocktail is made with Buffalo Trace Whiskey, Tanqueray Gin, Umeshu, Yuzu, Shisho, Ginger Beer and Chrysanthemum.
  2. Plum wine poached Australian pear, candied ginger, cinnamon and Osmanthus flower.
  3. Soy Sauce Ice Cream
  4. Rose Garden – Rose, Rhubarb, Roselle and Ginger.
  5. Passion Cooler is a refreshing alternative for dinner, shaken with Shiso leaf, coconut water, coriander seed and passion fruit.
  6. The On Leong Tea Cocktail is mixed with Denizen Rum, Osmanthus & Oolong Tea, Passion Fruit and Guava
  7. Mott 32’s Milk Tram Рa delicate shaken cocktail of Belvedere Vodka, Vanilla Syrup, Almond Milk, Matcha Tea and Cinnamon
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Mott 32 Bar and Restaurant

(852)  2.885.8688
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Hong Kong
Open Hours:
12:00 Р15pm    Daily
18:00 Р23pm    Daily

Pure Veggie House – Hong Kong

pure-veggie-houseabove photo © Pure Veggie House

Pure Veggie House

(852)  2.525 0552
3/F, Coda Plaza,
51 Garden Road,
Central, HK

Open Hours:
10:00 ‚Äď 22:30¬†¬†¬† Daily

Pure Veggie House is fantastic! ¬†Not very easy to find, but one of those gems when you do. ¬†I mean, we would NEVER have found this place on our own. A local friend brought us here – which involved a taxi ride up the hill to a nondescript corner; ¬†a narrow lobby and elevator up one of the ‘chopstick’ buildings and then we finally spilled out into a vegetarian oasis.

Hong Kong has a verticality that is beyond what I was able to imagine – and this was after we had been to Tokyo – where you routinely head to a 4th floor for retail. ¬† Pure Veggie House, may not have been the highest floor we visited (we topped out at the non-blog worthy hotels 110th floor bar) – but considering that it was situated on top of a mountain to begin with – it may have been the highest in overall elevation ūüôā

Each dish was lovingly crafted with ingredients cultivated¬†from the restaurants very own¬† ¬†‘Kang Zhi Yuan Ecological Farm’. ¬† ¬†Sauces, spices, flavors sung. ¬†In Hong Kong, we found the few vegetarian spots to be the best, as the food was much less greasy and much more palatable. ¬† So grab a taxi and head “up” to the Pure Veggie House ūüôā

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braised lotus seeds wrapped in sliced winter melon
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Matsutake Mushroom pouches  with black truffle sauce
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Steamed vegetarian dumpling & Steamed dumpling with soup
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Glutinous dumpling w/ sesame & peanut powder, Deep-fried sesame glutinous rice ball
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chilled king oyster mushroom sashimi
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Shredded turnip puffs
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Bean curd skin roll with assorted mushroom
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Sesame Roll
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Red dates pudding
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Deep fried enoki mushrooms with spiced salt
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Little Bao – Hong Kong

Little-Bao 2Above Photo © Dix Design

Little Bao

(852)  2.194.0202
66 Staunton St
Central, Hong Kong

Open Hours:
18:00 ‚Äď 2400 ¬†¬† Monday – Saturday
12:00 ‚Äď 1600 ¬†¬† Sunday -Saturday