5 Catherine St.
New York, NY 10038


  • Daily 11am-9:30pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Garage Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
A-Wah is a Hong Kong restaurant specializing in bo zai fan, designated on the English menu as "World Famous Rice in Casserole." Cooked rice is deposited in a lidded clay pot that's been soaked in water, and then tidbits of meat, poultry, or fish are placed on top along with aromatic vegetables, and the vessel steamed on a brazier until the rice become suffused with the flavors. Before eating, the dish is spritzed with plenty of thick sweet soy sauce. The menu of this small, L-shaped space offers many further delights, including razor clams, Hong Kong-style lo mein (served deconstructed, with soup on the side), and beef chow fun with "Swiss sauce."

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