The restaurant sits in a landmark building in the heart of East Village, embraced by brick wall and floor from 1930s. Throughout the space, retro style Chinese designs are blended with romantic and cutting-edge elements. The rooms are warm toned and glows in soft light from bare bulb pendant lights, and guests sits in vintage metal and wood chairs and tables.
The 1,800-square-foot space seats approximately 70 guests. The space features different parts of dining rooms and outlooks a charming back garden dotted with string lights and overflowing planters. The semi-private dining room with a communal table accommodates up to 13 people.
At MáLà Project we offer a complete sensory and creative experience. The nostalgic and cheerful 90s playlist with the aromatic scent from Chinese herbs and the spice bottle displays each adds an extra dimension that makes MáLà Project an appealing restaurant.
MáLà Dry Pot has been a merry ritual and festive dish enjoyed by millions of Chinese across the landscape of the epicurious nation. It’s a communal dish that features a collection of ingredients of guests’ choice, wok-fried over high heat along with 24 different spices and Chinese medicines, elevated with abundance of chili pepper, and is presented in a large bamboo bowl to be shared with friends. The ingredients remain their individuality while the secret sauce gives an abundant and complexed flavor. Because of the all-encompassing nature, the dry pot is tremendously nutritious and fragrant. The menu for MáLà Dry Pot offers four different levels of spiciness and choices of meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables/mushrooms, and soy products.
Nostalgic is a key word when describing our cuisine. Our recipes not only come from experience of our chefs, but also from our memory of what we grew up eating. Along with the MáLà Dry Pot, we offer a selection of refreshing speciality dishes that harmonizes with the heat, and seasonal offerings designed around 24 Chinese Solar Term. These unique dishes are less commonly found but highly recognizable among diners with Chinese roots, and are presented in the most original way possible without altering the recipe.