Mother of Pearl in East Village

I finally made it to Mother of Pearl in East Village, NYC. I have been wanting to try this Polynesian fusion restaurant since it opened.

The place is very dark and the tables super close together. The darkness always makes me wonder if they are trying to hide something. But the light fixtures are very pretty.

Dishes are intended to be shared and are small like tapas. Hubby had me just pick what I wanted to try.

We started with Mushroom potstickers, Pea & edamame dumplings, Guacamole with plantains, and Char sui buns.

Hubby liked the buns and dumplings the most. My favorite was the guacamole.

We had a little more room in our tummies and decided to try the Szechwan eggplant. Tasty!

The food was good, not great, and the ambience very dark. Everyone was pulling out their phone to see the menu. The waitstaff was nice, but not around much. There was a busser that was great at hovering. Mother of Pearl gets three out of four vegan cupcakes. Maybe skip this one for Caravan of Dreams just down the street.

I only got one menu photo because I didn’t want to have my flash on any more.

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