Despite its reputation for duck, Mott 32 located inside Palazzo Las Vegas, is vegan-friendly. And delicious.
The breathtaking restaurant complete with stunning private rooms and intimate booths, offers up 14 dishes that are entirely vegan and veggie-centric.
Mott 32 may have opened with only a few options, but thanks to a vegan staff member, they’ve upped the ante, adding plenty of vegan options that everyone at the table will enjoy — whether they’re vegan or not.
The vegan menu at Mott 32 showcases the flexibility and variety Chinese cuisine can entail and at Mott 32 there is a broad selection of vegetable options throughout the menu ranging from dim sum to filling entrees.
For the perfect appetizer, order the mushroom lettuce cups. These butter lettuce encased ‘shrooms come complete with black truffle, which always makes us swoon. They come four a pop, but it’s pretty easy to down all of them without sharing, so plan accordingly.
But, that’s not all.
Mott 32’s other vegan appetizers are also heavy on the mushrooms, and we’re totally cool with that. They also serve wild mushrooms and water chestnut dim sum dumplings (one of the restaurant’s most popular dim sum options), as well as mushroom-filled crispy veggie spring rolls.
Load up the table with veggies like marinated cucumber and garlic, baby gem leaves with almonds and black truffle, sautéed asparagus with water chestnuts and ginkgo nuts, braised eggplant with chili peppers, wok-fried Chinese broccoli, sautéed string beans or seasonal vegetables.
For dishes that aren’t only veggies, there are a few of options. Fried rice with seasonal vegetables is a safe bet for the table.
But, we’re partial to the crispy noodles served in two parts: a bowl filled with mushroom sauce and a plate of crispy noodles. Grab a bowl, break off some noodles and ladle the savory sauce over top to create a crunchy, tasty and fulfilling main meal.
Mott 32 also has perfectly braised tofu that melts in your mouth that we love.
Bonus: the restaurant also has wine that is actually labeled as vegan-friendly.
The Palazzo, 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; 702-607-3232; 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.