Moral’s Village is a new a la carte hot pot restaurant in Richmond. They are a chain restaurant in China and has now expanded to Toronto and Richmond.
The main difference in the Toronto location is that they have all you can eat, which isn’t the same as Richmond.
I was invited to try out their signature dishes on their dinner menu by the crew at Chopstick Fest.
They have private rooms for larger parties or private functions. You should call ahead of time to reserve these rooms. The private room that we were in also came with our own washroom.
Before the hotpot began, they shared with us 4 starters. All cold dishes to get our appetites going.
Creating your sauce
There is a cart in the hallway with a bunch of sauces and ingredients to create your own sauce.
Our table got 2 soup broths – preserved egg and pork bone soup. They have a bunch of different broths that range from mild to spicy.
They even have a soup base called Beauty in the Golden House. It’s quite elaborate and at $68, its not any regular broth. It needs to be ordered in advanced and will really impress guests.
As the different ingredients arrived at the table, we put them into the hot pot one by one. The quality of their ingredients are pretty good and it’s reflected in the price they charge.
Deluxe Lamb Roll came with quite a lot of slices for an order. Fresh and not frozen when it arrives at the table.
Ox Tongue was sliced nice and thin, so it more tender than usual.
Angus AAA Short Rub was very nice quality too. Very fresh and a good amount of marbling.
Standard Joshu Wagyu Kobe Beef is mouth watering. Very expensive cut of meat for $58 for only 5 large pieces.
Look at all those delicious ratio of meat to fat. So good. Since it is such a nice cut of meat, we made sure not to overcook it.
That marbling is awesome.
Beef Balls with cheese, fish balls, pork balls and prawn balls were all fresh and went well with the hot pot. My favourite was the prawn balls.
Deluxe Seafood Platter is decadent and costs over $100. It has fresh crab, abalone, prawns, oyster, and grouper. It was so fresh that the prawns were still moving. The presentation is very nice and comes with a cup of smoking dried ice. Fancy Fancy.
Pea sprouts are one of my favourite veggies to have with hot pot.
They have fresh handmade noodles and its a nice option to have here.
Bean Curd Roll has 7 pieces and it is deep fried. You dip this into the hot pot until it becomes a bit soggy.
They have a lot of different mushrooms that are great too.
Corn is a great item to add to hot pot to add a bit of sweetness.
Deep Fried Chinese Donut with fish paste and tokibo was an interesting item to have as I’ve never seen anything like it.
The quality of the hot pot was superb, but it can cost quite a bit. They have pretty premium options when it comes to selecting broth, meats, seafood and other ingredients. Definitely not your everyday hot pot place.
We Rate Moral’s Village:
4540 Number 3 Road, Richmond