As the title suggests, you really need to try these buns…
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