Signage is up for a new restaurant called Clay Pot at 58 St. Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue...
According to their Facebook page, they will be serving "traditional Hong Kong style open-flame cooked clay pot rice."
Clay Pot Rice – a literal translation from the dish called “Bao Zai Fan” (煲仔饭) – is revitalizing a traditional style of cooking rice in a clay pot over an open-flame setting. A flavor packed combination of aromatic Jasmine rice, topped with fresh ginger, scallion, a splash of soy sauce, and enriched with your choice of protein, come together to deliver your taste buds on a powerful and savory exotic journey.
From the streets of Hong Kong ✈️ all the way to New York City!! We are super excited to announce our grand opening soon on St.Mark's Place. pic.twitter.com/mM6QHhiYvI— Clay Pot NYC (@ClayPotNYC) February 6, 2017
Hakata Hot Pot and Sushi Lounge closed here at the end of February 2016. (Hakata Hot Pot combined with sister restaurant Zen 6 the next block to the west at 31 St. Mark's Place.)
Natori, a longtime favorite, closed at this address in November 2012.