Moral’s Village – Fancy Schmancy Hot Pot
Moral’s Village is an a la carte hot pot restaurant in Richmond located in the same plaza as Coco Hut, Captains Boil, and Bubble World. I came here a while back on the invitation of Chopstick Fest as it was to promote the two week long Asian version of Dine Out Vancouver.
One thing I noticed about Morals Village is that it is quite a fancy hot pot establishment. It’s definitely not the all you can eat type of hot pot where you don’t finish all the food and hide the rest. If you order meat or seafood here, you’ll finish every last one of them. We started off with two broths – preserved egg and pork bone soup.
I believe this is the Beef Tongue . It is sliced extremely thin so it will cook in a matter of seconds.
I felt so fancy trying this Wagyu Kobe Beef. The beef was not only thoroughly marbled throughout (as you can see in the pic), it was so soft you’d think it was silk. Just one or two swipes inside the hot pot liquid and it’ll be cooked.
The Angus AAA Short Rib while good, was not as epic as the wagyu. It was still thoroughly marbled and tasted absolutely delicious though. Worthy of a try if you don’t want to break the bank with the Wagyu.
I didn’t really try the Deep Fried Chinese Doughnut with Fish Paste and Tobiko so I can’t speak for it but it looked really crispy and delicious.
This hot pot is a specialty broth and it’s called Beauty in the Golden House. At $68, it comes with a whole wintermelon, a whole chicken, abalone, and a lot of other deluxe ingredients.
After the Beauty in the Golden House was cooked and done with, they actually used the remaining now heavily flavoured chicken broth and mixed it with rice and other ingredients, to give us chicken congee!
I am personally a big lover of lamb so I loved the Deluxe Lamb Roll. It wasn’t gamey for my taste and one order seemed to yield a lot of slices. I always like it when you get your moneys worth!
Now this was a spectacle. It’s called Deluxe Seafood Platter and it had crab legs, grouper, abalone, spot prawns, oysters, and huge abalone. It’s an impressive looking plate and will enhance your hotpot into a delicious seafood broth that’s for sure.
All in all, Morals Village is an impressive hot pot restaurant where you absolutely will be getting quality over quantity. For those wanting a luxurious experience or if you’re bringing an out-of-town friend to their first hot pot experience, this would be the place.
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5