As Ah Na, newcomer Amy Ting brings a sometimes assertive, sometimes touching presence, and her interactions with the other main players--Mrs. Sum (Ting's mother, longtime actress Sakura Teng), her boss at the Golden Buddha restaurant where she works and lives; Chung (Ben Wang), an older grieving man who counsels her; and perfect man (or Escargot, in "Miss Wonton's" often food-defined parlance) Jack, a suburban American who Ah Na believes could fulfill her dreams--are well detailed, adding depth to the entire enterprise. Backing up his cast, Singapore-born filmmaker Meng Ong, making his feature debut, makes of Manhattan an intriguing land of Chinese symbolism. Starring Amy Ting, Ben Wang, James Burns and Sakura Teng. Directed and written by Meng Ong. Produced by Dave Johnson. A Dreamchamber release. Drama. Mandarin-language; subtitled. Unrated. Running time: 88 min.