Two brothers Eddie and Evan Huang opened up this food spot back in 2009 changing every thing people knew about taiwanese-chinese food….
“As kids, they worked in their father’s Steakhouse down South but instead of staying, they decided to share the homestyle Taiwanese-Chinese food they ate at home. When Eddie quit his jobs as an attorney/hustler/street wear designer, they decided to set up shop in a 400 square foot, subterranean, bomb shelter at 137. They didn’t do it just to sell baos, but instead create a mouth piece for the social, cultural, and political issues they cared about. Since 2009, they’ve gone home to feed 200+ homeless families in Orlando, Won the Chow 13 for groundbreaking use of social media, stuck up for Danny Chen, opposed the Tiger Mom, and accidentally hot boxed a restaurant in plain view. Some sh*t be happening some time naw mean?”
Onto the menu, it’s minimal so you could end up ordering everything, which I firmly support if you’ve got the hunger!
I ordered the fried fish bao and the classic Chairman Bao… I don’t usually eat pork but I went ahead and tried it because… when will I ever be here again? It’s a once in a lifetime thing and I would definitely regret walking away having not tried it. Saying that, I definitely preferred the fried fish, the crispy texture goes well with the fluffy bao bun.
My light lunch came to a total of $8.60 which is something like £6 back home. For the quality of food, £6 on two bao buns is completely worth it, sometimes I spend more money on my lunch at Pret.. If you’re in NYC this place is a must on everyone’s foodie list!
Location: 238 East 14th St NY, NY 10003 | Opening Hours : Sun to Thu – 11:30 am – 11:30 pm | Fri & Sat – 11:30 am – 3:00 am