Eddie Huang's Baohaus closes in the East Village

October 5, 2020, 11:57.11 pm ET  


     Photo: Baohaus

Baohaus, Eddie Huang's iconic Taiwanese restaurants in the East Village, has closed its doors.  Huang didn't blame the pandemic, and the city's response, instead writing in an Instagram post, "My ace @ram268 put the light on at @baohausnyc one last time. We held out as long as we could, but we have decided to close. Shouts to the customers that ran in thinking we were open, it means a lot. It’s been a wild and fulfilling 10 year ride with Baohaus but Id be lying if I said “I cant believe whats happened.”' 

Huang continues, "I opened this restaurant to tell my family’s story through food at a time when no one was giving Asian-Americans a chance in tv, film, books, or media generally. I told people not to call me a chef because I knew this was just the jump-off and it doesn’t stop with its closing."

Baohaus was known for its popular baos, like the "Birdhouse," free-range chicken topped with spicy seasonings, cilantro and crushed peanuts; and the "Chairman Bao," a delicious combination of braised Berkshire pork belly, haus relish and Taiwanese red sugar. Over the years, the shop developed a cult following with its bold flavors.

 

Huang ended is post with a shout out to its fans, "Thank you to all our customers and every one that believed in us. The Infamous Baohaus lives on and we will not let you down." 

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