“Also ordered a lychee drink, was disappointed it's product of Thailand, not Taiwan.”
“For other fellow Taiwanese, I would still recommend coming here to sample our country's great food invention!”
Specials change regularly enough to keep you coming back to phunky phresh hip-hop-blasting Eddie Huang joint Baohaus. I recently had oxtail with the best damn peanut cucumbers and three kinds of bao: pork belly (delicious!), fried chicken (yummy aioli and a good crunch), and tofu (nicely fried, but a bit bland). Open til 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.
LOVED Birdhaus Bao, fried chicken is so tender! Uncle Jesse is perfect for vegetarians, crispy tofu on the outside, creamy on the inside. Great place to sober up.
Love the baos and Eddie Haung: Beef cheek is my favorite
BaoHaus is a great drunk-food establishment near Union Square. Although the portions are small, the eatery has become synonymous with the gua bao obsession. What you're looking for is the Chairman Bao: a gua bao stuffed with pork, crushed peanuts, cilantro, pickled mustard relish, and Taiwanese red sugar. Don't leave without the black sesame fries either.
Who deosn't like good buns?. Oh so your hungry and want some buns? Baohaus is your spot. The general bao is OMG good.That pork belly is like covering my tongue in a warm blanket of yummy and the buns have a really great texture. With some cold chrysanthemum tea you've got a meal fit for...well, a general with delicious tastes?
Citysearch Editorial Review. A former lawyer with a finely tuned sense of the street (“I’m the other guy that got your mother high,” he writes on his blog), Eddie Huang rocketed onto the restaurant scene after being selected to appear on the Food Network’s “Ultimate Recipe Showdown” in 2009. Shortly thereafter, he opened teeny-tiny Baohaus, serving authentic Taiwanese steamed buns (gua bao). What makes his snacks so competitive in the Lower East Side’s saturated market is three-fold: the ingredients (the Chairman Bao’s pork belly and Haus Bao’s beef come from Niman Ranch), the concoctions (crushed peanuts, special relish, red sugar from Taiwan), and the prices (the Straight Frush is three baos plus a cup of peanuts for $12). The fun-lovin’, we’re-just-goofin’ attitude helps, too.
As a fellow Taiwanese, I am proud and happy the owner decided to open Baohaus and promotes one of the very delicious Taiwanese snacks.
We tried the Chairman Bao and House Bao and they are a little smaller than the ones in Taiwan. I guess the buns they sell in NY are tinier. The meat is cooked to be tender, juicy and flavorful. In my opinion, the baos are delicious as they are. The only problem i have is it is pricey at almost $4 each. It is like 4 times the price as it is in Taiwan.
But I know the rent here is much higher, etc. So, for those who don't have a chance to eat it outside of US, I would highly recommend trying it. For other fellow Taiwanese, I would still recommend coming here to sample our country's great food invention!
We ordered one of each, Haus, Chairman and Uncle Jesse. The cilantro and the crushed peanut brings a nostalgic taste of home. They were smaller than I'm used to seeing from Flushing. Price is a bit high for what you're getting as well (but this is Manhattan, afterall).
The sweet bao fries were really good but eating too much of it made me queasy. Also ordered a lychee drink, was disappointed it's product of Thailand, not Taiwan.
Would I come back? Probably not, seeing as I can get them in Flushing. But it's a welcome addition to LES and I would recommend friends to try this place out.
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