I had dinner here on a whim and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Ordered the Peking duck in advance to ensure we had one for our meal during reservations. It takes about 30-40 minutes so they fired it once we were sat.
Australian Wagyu Beef Puff - these we cooked well, delicate exterior and lucious peppery beef filling. Not at all interesting but executed flawlessly.
Sesame Prawn Toast w/ Autumn Sauce - really tasty stuff, the toast was perfectly crisp and the prawn paste was served with a slight bite. The sauce was a tiny bit sweet, mostly savory, and a delicate sour finish. They offer more sauce on the side but I didn’t think it needed any more than what they presented.
Here comes the main event.
They provide accompanying sauces, pancakes, cucumber and scallion.
One of the sauces is hoisin mixed with sesame and peanut. Use this one.
Applewood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck
They recommend dabbing the skin in the sugar cane and eating right away. It was really good flavor, some pieces perfectly crispy while others are well rendered but not crisp.
Here is the rest of the for the pancakes and condiments. The hoisin - peanut - sesame mixture was excellent and served as the perfect sauce for the wraps. It has a deep molasses taste reminiscent of slightly burnt sugar. It wasn’t too sweet unlike many other hoisin served with Peking duck. Also ate some duck as is, and I can say this Peking duck is better than any I have had in SoCal.
Yueng Chow Style Fried Rice - excellent
Wok Fried Chinese Broccoli w/ Minced Pork - excellent, nice wok hei flavor and with a crunchy exterior and a nice tender interior.
Double Boiled Egg White w/ Black Sesame - holy shit did I enjoy this dessert. Very soulful, the texture of the egg white was akin to silken tofu, not eggy at all and only a faint amount of sweetness. Combined with the black sesame, which provided a clear roasty, nutty, savory surprise to bring it altogether. What an amazing dessert to end the meal!!
I’ll be back to dig into the menu further.
Mott number 32 lives up to the hype for me.