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Baohaus, the popular Taiwanese sandwich shop on Rivington, now has a second location in the East Village. The new place is tight with just a few seats in the rear. But while the space is small, the food is big on flavor.Review By: Thomas Rafael
The baos, steamed rolls, are stuffed with everything from fried oysters with jalapenos to organic tofu. The two most popular boas are the "Birdhouse"; free range chicken topped with spicy seasonings, cilantro and crushed peanuts. The other is the "Chairman Bao," a delicious combination of braised Berkshire pork belly, haus relish and Taiwanese red sugar. The bad is it's gone in just a few bites. The good news is at around $4 a pop you can always order more.
Baohaus is also serving up Duroc, a traditional Taiwanese beef stew ($5), deep fried chicken with Sichuan peppercorn salt served Shilin style ($4), and cold noodles topped with a winter melon kimchi sauce ($5).
Fresh pressed juices come in flavors like watermelon, honeydew and ginger. Or, try some lemonade made with Ai-yu jelly and rock candy. Fried slices of bao with a sweetened black sesame dipping sauce will also provide a happy ending to a delicious meal.
All the food at Baohaus is prepared assembly line fashion, but what emerges is a gourmet treat.
Neighborhood: East Village