Friday, December 31, 2010

Peace Out 2010

It was a good year... but before I pop bottles and ring in the new joint. Gotta say we fucked up a lot of shit too. My bad. If I did you dirty, this is as close as it's gonna get to an apology. Sing that shit Elton. Rock those glasses Elton. Tell em how I feel Elton. Thank you. See u next year snitches...

Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is Steve... This is Steve doing the Billy Crystal at some lounge while my peoples who can actually dance laugh at him. I have no idea if he's trying to do the bank head w/ Billy Crystal's white man's over bite, but I'm pretty sure it's not working. Steve's only redeeming character trait is that he's good at taking photos. So if you like this blog, if you like chinamen, or you like photos or you don't like any of that good good, vote for steve:   it takes 2 seconds.

he took this in the Phillipinnes (i cant spell it, help hawaii mike!)

He took this in the Phillippines too ... in between he made locally sourced artisan pornos but he won't let me post them.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions...

So, all the end of the year lists have been coming out... and of course, we're making all sorts of lists for four loko...

It's my own doing, it's funny, but I hope we can put it to bed in 2010... I had no idea the shit would get that big and I want to get back to just cooking. I think I started off 2010 really well and then shit the bed late. My New Year's Resolution for 2011 is to be the best $10 Chinese Chef in NYC. We did it with $4 (thanks NYT), but now I want to offer the best food in the city for $10. We shootin... No one is gonna fuck with the kid in that price range. If a dime bag is sold in the park, I want in. I'm gonna be a fucking chef. I don't exactly know what it means... I don't know if I need to buy a coat with monogramed shit on it or partake in pre fixe masturbation by combining exotic ingredients that don't belong together or buy some knives besides a cleaver, but here's the plan and also some pics of what's been going down....

Starting Jan 17th, every Monday at Baohaus, I'm going to do $10 TV Dinners. I want to "cover" the classics. Things your parents and grandparents talk about like they're Bigfoot. Chinese parents love talking about those Bigfoot dishes that just get away from them. One place in town made it, no one ever figured it out, and then they never got it again. Motherfuckers, I'm here. The spaceship has landed. All that shit the game's been missing I brought back from the future. Feel free to leave suggestions of things you want. Don't say, things like "abalone" or "golden retriever" cause that shit is real expensive and it doesn't fit the $10 concept, but def let me know what's for dinner. Sam was right and korean grilled cheese wasn't the look, but yall know I murder the classics: hainan chicken, zha jiang mien, potstickers, momma jokes, come on now... It took me 2 months to figure out the next move, here it is.

For 52 weeks, I'm going to do 3 different items every single week on Mondays. For instance, tonight, I made Dong Po Roh, Mapo Tofu, and Sauteed Greens. You would get that for $10. Once it's been made, it's gone. Bigfoot shit, so don't miss a week. Or you can wait till I drop the cookbook, but if you buy my cookbook you should probably get your money back (thanks cara) cause I would definitely fuck you up by leaving shit out or tell you to put your foot in the brine or dick in the mashed potatoes for extra flavor. I can't give you the whole playbook on the first date for $20. I'm a soft cover, make you wait, sensitive mother fucker and I need attention. 52 times a year. And, shawty, I need you to keep those boots on. But my food game is strong and you will love me like you've never loved a Chinaman before:
I went back to the well and made some Dong Po Roh with my favorite cut of meat: Pork Belly. It's a famous Huangzhou dish created by Dong Po but people in Shanghai do it real well too. Dong Po's kinda like your boy. Got in a lot of trouble, got banished, and perfected red cooking pork belly. I mean, son, LOOK AT THE COLOR I got on that skin! It's redder than the eye of thundera and it's au-naturale. No coloring.
I also made scratch Ma Po Tofu. Like, I made the chili oil myself last week and then dropped a fucking heat rock today. Classic Szechuan shit. Still my favorite way to eat silken tofu. A lot of people make it with firm tofu, but I like to scoop it up, crush it and mix it with vegetables, rice, and eat it with miller high life. YOU GET ALL 3 of these in a large takeout box for $10:

Every Monday from 11:30am to 11pm, starting Jan 17th, dine-in, take-out, delivery, you can get one of those chinese takeout boxes with 3 segments filled with a meat on rice and 2 sides for $10. I'm the only one that will be cooking, it won't be like xiao ye where i'm stuck doing other things besides cooking, this is all I'll be doing... COOKING, COOKING, and SMOKING... I mean, I cook and smoke the other days, but I have to feed the birds so Mondays it is... One started chirpin too much today so I cooked that bitch...

Head game and all. I brined her, I stuffed her, I fried her, then I braised her... 
8 Treasure Glutinous Rice Stuffing. I got a better photo when I get back to NY. This is all off Evan's Iphone cause I left my sony cord in el segundo.
Oh yea... in other news, I got a flat top griddle and a .40 cal glock wit lasers for christmas. So poontang potstickers for $3 in effect from mid-January till infinity at Baohaus as well. Yes, the lasers make it taste better. Peace to Charles Schumer and the rest of the homies in Albany. Pops says I should apologize cause "I don't want no trouble". For the record, I stay loving white people. Especially white people with mad power who can throw me in the box. You took the restaurant, we cool, leave my brother out of that SLA case, he got nuttin to do with it, we not tryin' to go out like the Pescis in Casino. But for the rest of you biscuits out there... Who else wanna fuck wit Hollywood Court? Dunna, dunt, dunt, dunt, Dunna, dunt, dunt, dunt, Dunna, dunt, dunt dunt....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

That Time of Year

My favorite holiday song all time... Unless Mariah drops some new shit with Cam'ron before Saturday.


Eater put up a hilarious video of this kid getting straight tossed by a bouncer. I watched it and thought it was pretty clear that the drunk kid figured the bouncer couldn't touch him and verbally attacked the bouncer. What really bothered me was the guy screaming they had a law suit. First, what do you know about the law? Second, fuck the law. As a human being, you can't verbally attack someone like that and expect not to get throwed? I was PRAYING that this kid got thrown in the street and run over by an Olive Oil Truck, the Pope Mobile, or something equally Italian. Like a Domino's Pizza Bus haha. It is really annoying when people take the law as morality. If someone yelled at you like that, wouldn't you do something? No one has a right to verbally berate another person like that. It's very simple, if you don't want to get tossed, don't talk shit.

Whether you're a server, bartender, bus boy, cashier or bouncer, people think just because you are on the job, they can talk to you without any of the normal human courtesies you would with friends or co-workers or even just strangers on the street. FYI mother fuckers, you're paying for food and service but you're not paying for a crack at the dunk tank. If we wanted to get paid for being your personal doormats, we'd either work at a carnival or audition for bukkakke castings. We have done neither so keep your bullshit to yourself.

Seriously, anyone who thinks this bouncer was in the wrong is delusional. I always tell people. The best way to see people's true character is to pay attention to the little things. Not interviews, not references, but watch how someone talks to bouncers, waiters, the delivery guy, cab drivers, etc. The people lowest on the totem pole. That's where you'll really see how someone operates. This is why I love dinner dates. Bitches who think they can hand things to waiters without making eye contact will probably be too lazy to take their birth control as well. And that's a fucking deal breaker. Peep the product before you buy people!

vote that the kid was wrong, don't want this bouncer losing his job:

Disclaimer: I do shit on Telemarketers and Mormon Missionaries, but I think that is acceptable.


We Shootin...

Been a crazy week. Events every day. Just in the last week, we catered Thom Filicia's Release Party (my co-d Martha Stewart came through), cooked at the Taiwanese Embassy, did $1 Bao Day, and shot the pilot for 2 days. So today, I stayed in, had a Netflix Night, got some wonton soup with char siu pork from Noodletown, and drank a lot of robitussin. Sippin on some sizzurp... so relaxing.

The shoot this week was pretty dope. We hit up Jerk City, Imperial Palace, and K-One. My favorite part so far is getting into OPK (other people's kitchens) and seeing their technique. Imperial Palace was dope. They had a bucket for used oil from the wok. i.e. every time they made an order of lamb chops, they'd flash fry the lamb, then toss the lamb over a strainer and dropped all the used oil into a bucket. But then for certain dishes, they'd use that oil for extra flavor. It sounds funky but it tastes really fucking good. They also live butchered a dungeness crab, wok fried it while still pulsating, then steamed it. Mad fresh.

Jerk City was poppin. I spoke to Chef Orville for a while and the recession's been hard on the neighborhood. If you get a chance, definitely go support Brooklyn Business and cop that Jerk City. I know there are a lot of trendy spots in BK that get a lot of buzz, but give these West Indian joints a shot. They are the heart of the borough and I feel they've been kinda forgotten. He makes a really good jerk chicken slow and low, oxtail, and curry goat.

He marinates the chicken for 2 days before grilling and uses all natural chicken. I told him he should advertise it, but he doesn't. Meanwhile, all these other "farm to table" restaurants are charging $18+ for a quarter all natural chicken. This is what I love. Orville didn't even realize that he was doing something "trendy", people from other countries just EXPECT all natural chicken because the legs are bigger. I discovered his chicken was all natural because when we cut em open, I saw goosebumps on the skin that's usually a dead giveaway. When you eat purdue commodity chicken, the skin is just fat and sickly, it doesn't even have goosebumps. The legs are also much smaller since the breast is genetically modified to be larger. You can get white meat jerk, but you really shouldn't. For $5 you get rice and beans, steamed cabbage, plantains, and all natural jerk chicken. Go.

Thanks For Coming!

Baohaus 1 year anniversary got pretty crazy. Let's do it again next year yall...

The haus was dumb crowded and we sold out at 8pm just like the old days. I remember when we first opened, our first $600 day, me/steve/evan/and simon thought it was the coolest thing ever and we sold out at 9pm. Then we kept selling out for 2 weeks and realized we should probably get a bigger pot. It took about 14 days for us to reach this conclusion. I can't believe baohaus made it a year considering how fucking retarded we were from jump. Honestly, people, we opened this joint with pots from Ikea. Stools from Ikea. Diarrhea we got at Ikea from swedish meatballs. I might have even stole a tray of Ikea cinnamon buns because it was too easy to not do. Thanks for being a bunch of marks, Ikea.

Speaking of stools, this man, the Mayor, Stephane Adam built most of the stools at baohaus. This is what  out of work attorneys do these days. They make stools at baohaus and pound the Champagne of Beers.

Why did I just drop a serani video? I dunno but it probably has something to do with that shitty Jennifer Convertibles couch he has in the video. From now on, I will blog exclusively from my Jennifer Convertibles pull-out sofa.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Baohaus Turns 1 years old so .... Dolla Dolla Baos Yall... 12/20/10 all day from 11:30am to 11pm ... 3 per person max. No credit cards, but bras for baos always accepted. Thanks for the support yall!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holando Here We Come...

Ho-lando it's comin, i know you thirstay. pause.

This is where it all began. I started as a busboy, pops tried to instill a good work ethic by making me clean toilets, but I just paid the dishwasher to do it and took home the difference cause papa didn't raise no fool. These hands is made for counting money dad, not toilet bowls, act like you know.

I'm comin home December 26th from 6pm to 11pm serving the haus bao and bao fries. COME GET SOME. 8801 International Drive right next to Howl at the Moon. Yes, its in a mini-mall. Not G-shit.

Peep the video to watch evan smile like a pitchman and say pause worthy things like: "All swallowed and consumed in 60 minutes." HAHA. Now yall know why Prince Inappropriate was kicked out of the Huang Family Biz. They built the wall to keep me out, I swear.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LTD Lexus Test Drive

Dolla Dolla Baos Yall (baohaus 1 year)

Baohaus is 1 years old next week. This photo is from 3rd grade. It was some sort of elementary school career day and I went as a "chef". My pops owned restaurants and they all wore these hats there. We were lazy so with no intentions of ever being a chef, I threw on the hat and went to school. 25 years later... Pops, we came up, WHAT WHAT makin it happen... from yongkang to rivington, we goin platinum.

Couldn't have done it without my family: Emery, Evan, Mom, Dad and Wong Wong! Yall are the best. I want to say thank you to every one who has supported us from Day 1. From neighbors to customers to writers to other cooks, your support really made it happen. As a thanks to everyone, $1 chairman, jesses, and birdhaus baos all day Monday December 20th! 

For those who haven't followed the blog from day 1, this was a pipedream. I was laid off from Chadbourne & Parke in 2009 (great firm, much love) and started hustlin like it was 2001 again. I sat around the park "workin" and playin ball all day and would do comedy shows at night. Even though I was a bit "lost", it was one of the best years of my life. Ning and Steve would come to all the comedy shows, film my stupid bits, and we sent a tape and the haus bao recipe to the Food Network for URS.

I heard back from High Noon in July that I made the cut for URS, lost on the show in October and opened Baohaus in December '09. 6 months later, we signed with High Noon cause we loyal mother fuckers. 2010... I love you. I wanted to recap what happened, but it's kinda OD. Here are some quick hits.

1) Hotboxed the haus with neighbors in the joint
2) Shanked a neighbor who tried to punch me for free bao fries
3) Got hot tea thrown on me by a pregnant chick for not letting her use the bathroom (cause its illegal)
4) Hit a drunk fool with a can of condensed milk for pushing down a delivery girl.
5) Chairman Bao jockin my style
6) Four Loko ruined my life
7) Won Best Bun in NY
8) Mr. Town & Country - still the most hilarious honor we have ever received. ruv it.
9) Introduced Manhattan to the Taiwanese Lush Life
10) Met a lot of dope chefs and ingredients but Raekwon and headband are still my favorite.

Thank yous are in order

Sarah Di Gregorio/Rebecca Marx from the Village Voice - yall found baohaus first and let the interwebs know. Respect. That article is from Rebecca, but I'm pretty sure Sarah did a post just saying we were open on christmas eve...

Ligaya and Ahrin Mishan - thank you! I didn't know who Ligaya was when she came to eat but I hung out with Ahrin and the fam for a while eating peanuts. Life really changed after that $25 and under review. The day of the review, Asa and I showed up to work and there was already a line. We called in Simon and didn't stop till 6pm.

Danielle Chang and Frances from TVBS are really responsible for introducing us to Taiwan. After the above demo and the TVBS piece, we got in touch with a lot of old friends from Taiwan. To this day, my parents' favorite press hit is the World Journal that they got at the Chinese Grocery store haha.

Eater - to all the homies at eater: greg, raphael, yall are the best. keep it funky in 2011

Sam Sifton - thanks for the ass whoopin'. i thought asian discipline at home was bad, but it's definitely worse in print haha. for real, thanks.

Shopsin Family - Kenny, Zack, Luke ... still my favorite restaurant in the LES. Kenny's like the yoda of the food game for me. Dude always knows what to say. Zack, two words: vegan enchiladas.

Francis Lam - thanks for takin a photo of me with Statue of Liberty Jesus

Jenny Miller - supported us from day 1, had chinese new year dinner with us, stay on ur grizz girl.

Hyun - this dude never violated health code cause he always had the caddychack killa hat on, all jokes aside, thank you.

Coltrane and Team Epiphany - from timberlands to medal of honor, yall always introducin us to that next shit. #1 King Jaffe Joffer Bao Connoisseur: Coltrane Curtis

Alex Maz, Kp4short, Caitlin - Wodka, Wodka, Wodka, we go hard in the paint 105 Rivington all day erryday. Congrats on the 1 year.

Khuong and the Bullfrog Fam - Thank you for all the advice, I leave you with this: "who the fuck is james beard" - me at bullfrog meeting ... the kid stays ignant

Joe Di Stefano - you the man! met life

Jenny 8 Lee - erryone knows I read Fortune Cookie Chronicles while opening Baohaus. PROPS

Voice Street - Francesca, Camile, Jenn, u da best like DJ Khaled

Southern Foodways Alliance - thanks for havin me! Senor Edge, hardest dude this side of Machette.

Phil Chang - you already know... u makin korean history all day homie

Asa Stella - our first hire, breakin down baos and sellin em like gobstoppers

Simon Tung - thank you for bringing moutai to above party so that I ended up shirtless on the street in December... Awesome. Workin at baohaus since day 1, Simon's been family for a minute. Simon now has Macaron Parlour so peep that.

Steven Lau - this dude's been my right hand for the last half decade. we started hoodman together with ning, he worked at baohaus, and ate the first bao we ever served....(photo above)

Uncle Jesse!!! - what up homie, Uncle Jesse: a gangster and a vegetarian; half man half tofu; bagel shoppin', muffin toppin' mo fucker. 3 words: Platinum Club Nights ... oh and Starbucks

Raf - Prince of BK... your hands is too soft to work but the banzini meeting strategy is crucial

Stephane - the first mayor of baohaus

Lia Bulong - our second customer ever!

Kate Francis - baby girl you held us down!

Victoria - thank you. errybody love you!

Sarah Arden - you hilarious girl, dam funk and lazers for life

Joy Starang - hurricane starang up in this mug

Tobiax, Maxwell, Lil Mikey, Breeze, P.S. 41 crew - thanks for drinkin all the taiwan beer and johnnie walker... 2011 we go hard

Kash - thanks for drinking all the jack and ginger

Latoya Jenkins - Kash says thanks for the valtrax, i say thanks for funfetti

Christine/Amanda/Sushi Uo fools - sake in a can... thank you

Tyler Askew - when i wanted  a side dish, tyler dropped a bag of boiled peanuts from atlanta on the kid and i remixed it with my rice vinegar peanut recipe. Thanks duke!

Scott, Zach, Brandon, Jason, Big Kim Jeff - we doin it again in 2011!!!

Mom - thanks for the email and keeping me on the AT&T family plan

Dad - thanks for not sending any emails

Hunan Aunty #1 - thanks for teaching me how to red cook

Shandong Aunty #2 - thanks for teaching me how to cook ti pang

Evan/Emery - you guys probably did more than me for Baohaus. Grandma/Grandpa would be proud of yall. I know I'm the oldest and act like the youngest, but thanks for holdin me down. Love yall.

Wong Wong - You been thru it all w/ me..... Thank you... I know you doin well!

Doug Van Sickle - thanks for blowin up all my photos haha

If I forgot you I'm sorry! But...

Lemme buy u a drank

Friday, December 10, 2010

Beauty & Essex

We went to Beauty & Essex tonight and it's pretty much the shit. I'ma be there a lot in 2011. Yall know I'm not into dressed up... I'm more a draped up, dripped out dude, but B&E strikes a balance between being edgy enough for The People Under The Delancey and nice enough for your friends from Great Neck who you imported from Soho Grand. And of course, the food is on point. White boy came hard with the General Tso's Monk Fish. Since I lost my wok at Xiao Ye, I'll be getting my fix here. Shouts to Santos and Roble for havin us tonight. Much love.

The Pawn Shop faux store front steez is on point and it leads to the nicest dining room in the Lower....  bar none. This joint is made for ballin, but it's not stuffy and OD. You can wild, you can bring exotic birds, and you don't have to leave the neighborhood. Bawse.

This is the upper level with jewelry in picture frames.

Stuntin... all pearls. no mother fuckin mardi gras beads up in here. shawty gonna have to show more than boobs for these. HAHA

The spot was so dope, Gisoo didn't go ghost at midnight like usual haha.

This is the ninja turtle shell sun roof that is over the dining room...

At the bar with Great Neck's Finest haha

Evan came out too...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Village Voice Web Awards

So... I talked to the homie Khuong @bullfrogandbaum (that's my DUDE! pause) and he convinced me not to go around chugging four loko and I agreed... It's not a good look since I'm all Mr. Town and Country now. LOL. Rich people are watching so we need to switch gears and be on that model minority tip above grand st. you feel me?

"Oh, let me help you with your taxes and comforters! Here's your receipt, come back Wednesday for pick up!" - Mr. Eddie Huang, Esq., CPA, M.D., D.D.S.

But... the problem is that Santos Party House is right off-canal... This my stompin' grounds! I can't be seen walkin around with four loko all unopened and shit! The delivery boys gonna think I went soft! It's like T.I. v. TIP; Avon v. Stringer; Trading Places... what's a brother to do? Eddie Yellow aka Canal St. King, ack like you know! Todd Barry, this Loko's for you.

Thanks to the Village Voice for the Foam Finger and Best Local Internet Character Award... Character not caricature! No Mickey Rooney on this side! This be for all the Asians reppin' hard on the interwebs: Francis Lam, My Moms,, Awesome Slut, and that mother fucker Slim Chin. Jeremy Lin, I'd say you too for that youtube video where you murk John Wall, but you a Jesus Freak and my Lucky Cat says "Me no rike."

I just want to say... I know the four loko shit was crazy and there were serious repercussions. I'm definitely not that dude all the time. I think the summer/fall I was a little off the deep end. Shit was difficult. But, for real, your boy is ok and I take this food shit seriously... It's not a game, but it doesn't need to be boring like tax season either.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Astronomical Kid

This kid was at the Village Voice Internet Awards and shut it down. Hilarious... Real talk, he's already nicer than Nelly haha.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mr. Town & Country

You'll probably never hear me say this again... cop that town and country. Yes, yes, I know we're usually Town & Laundry readers on this side, but we get in where we fit in...

Yea, your boy is #48. Some people we can see through the diamond in the back... Michael Kors, we gig'd on em... The Emir of Qatar, we gig'd on em... Amare Stoudemire, we gig'd on em... Cristiano Ronaldo, we gig'd on em... DVF, we gig'd on her... Mark Sanchez, we gig'd on em...  If anyone takes this list seriously, they probably work for the SLA, but good shit Town & Country. Yall may have thin lips but you got good taste. I like the new Chinamen friendly T&C.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Rotten Bananas

If u dont know, now u know... we black and yellow... what up tower c?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Were U Not Entertained?

People are funny...

"So, EXACTLY what his mom warned him about came to pass, because the fucking douche couldn't keep his stupid mouth shut. Get a brain, morans!" - Seyo on eater

"So Eddie pulls a publicity stunt, which backfires. Then when it's getting all the wrong sort of attention, he blames the cops for showing up too often and catching his staff serving alcohol to minors?? Seriously? Gimmicks don't last in the city. Proven once again. I'm Taiwanese myself, and would love to see a successful Taiwanese restaurant." - some stinky tofu lover on eater

"He is an over-ambitious kid that though he could through caution to the wind and do whatever he wanted and thought it would be a hit. There is a lot more to this business than trying to be a celebrity, especially when you are not. I heard it was not that good anyway." - classic restaurant lover on eater

"Huang apparently decided to sell the restaurant before he got into deeper shizzy with the S-L-izzy, and he’ll now lay low at Baohaus... Either way, maybe next time Huang will think twice about including an “abrasive vibe” in his business model … (Probably not!)" - Daniel Maurer aka the Agent Nelson Van Alden of the food game

Angry commenters make no sense right about now. It's as if they're the ones that lost the restaurant. Did I smudge your pumas? Did I take a drop in your drop? I'm sorry. As a restaurant owner, I had 3 goals. Make money, feed people, and entertain them. If they left realizing that all Asians do not sit at home on Saturday Night playing counterstrike, that was icing on the cake. Maybe you like the music and hate the food; like the photos, food, but hate the busboy who wears headphones in the dining room; or perhaps you like the restaurant and hate me. Fair enough. I've felt this way at plenty of restaurants but the only one that pissed me off enough to say something was P.F. Chang's. Was Xiao Ye as bad as PF Chang's? I would bet my Yao Ming bobblehead doll that we weren't.

Reasonable minds can disagree at any restaurant whether the food is good... But at the end of the day... can anyone really, honestly, truly say they were not entertained? People like to ask WWJD. I ask myself, WWYTBGL: What Would You Tell Baby General Loko?

Daddy got twisted on the Food Network and almost pissed his pants on the show.

Daddy wanted to open a 2nd restaurant and make enough money to buy a 24k abacus on a esco chain.

Daddy called this place Crackhaus... but the City said stop playin...

Daddy made potstickers named after pootie tang and they were dericious.

Daddy made dope bean paste noodles and some white guy at timeout thought it was dan dan mien.

Daddy didn't want to cook sweat shop food while wearing a white v-neck, shorts, and bootleg gators like the guys in Frushing so ABC's got their panties in a bunch.

Daddy played the Dipset Anthem in the dining room and some people put they two arms up... Touchdown.

Daddy got the NYT to run a photo in the dining section with someone who looks like Daddy hitting a squirt bottle bong in the background.

Daddy doesn't have money for your education, but he did throw the sickest, often imitated, but never duplicated Four Loko party of all time.

All I'm saying is this... If you'd rather read about molecular gastronomy and $20 million dining rooms, go ahead. If you'd rather eat in frushing, take the 7. But if you weren't entertained, you must be the real life Dustin Hoffman from Rainman.

Every one asks what my mom thinks... I called her yesterday and there was loud noise in the back and I asked her what it was. She says, "Your dad is reading your blog again and laughing like crazy person. He keeps calling you Kim Jong Huang cause he thinks you're crazy." Thanks dad. Means a lot...

XY closing: your loss, not mine... I'm going back to baohaus and you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming with Gordon Ramsay and shitty hotel restaurants not named the Breslin. Enjoy that. There are plenty of great restaurants in the city, but there will never be anything quite like Dericious...

Links I liked

New York Observer



P.S. I really did change after the Sifton review... I took it to heart and made some life changes. That was the best thing that happened to me from XY. Forced me to take a look at myself and take responsibility. People who ate at XY the last month know it was on point. The whole kitchen changed, had a new focus, and we kicked ass. That's what I'll take with me.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I don't fux wit christmas trees, but I am all about Santana Claus

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


So your boy boy Oliver Wang put this up on facebook: "will debates over "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" resemble those over "Stankonia"? (Inspiraitonal credit for this thought goes to JP)"

Good question... For the record, I have no knowledge of musical terms... we need to hit the big homie jesse serwer if you want that, but here goes...

Outkast first... Being from Florida (it's not the deep south, but its still more southern than the LES)... we felt people up north didn't start listenin to dat Kast until Aquemini. Some had been down with elevators but it was light. But for me, when Aquemini dropped, I was like what happened to my outkast? This shit sounds more expensive. Where'd you get those trumpets dre? Where'd that shitty high hat (that I love) from ATLiens go? Yall got synthesizers? Who else wanna fuck wit hollywood core? There were more layers to the Aquemini sound. The one track that sounded more like the old kast was Skew it on the Bar-B. Aquemini was still dark dungeon music, but it felt like fine dining. Not as easily consumable as ATLiens. But that's a good thing... 

Been wearin furry kangols so that shit is old
You might slang a rock or two just to pay the rent
$5 for a table dance so now your money spent
You listen to that booty shake music in your trunk
As long there's that tick tick followed by that bump

West Savannah - Big Boi

Ironically, big boi's verse is the best argument for Aquemini and the newer sound, but it was actually recorded for southernplayalisticcadillacfunkymuzic. They evolved their sound and I guess you have to say Aquemini is their "best" album. ATLiens is still my favorite album to drink cod liver oil to, but Aquemini and MBDTF are transcendental albums that had a "new" sound we hadn't really heard from that artist. 

MBDTF is epic MPS: Motion Picture Shit. I love the storybook introduction, the piano and chorus set up Kanye like he's the last emperor or something equally important. Nicki kills it and that leads to the next point, the casting for this album is undefeated. RZA has his best role since American Gangster as the guy who thinks dirty white bitches are ridiculous. You need one of that guy at every PTA meeting. Chris Rock murders his appearance and almost tops the kanye workout bit. Each feature has a perfect role except Kid Cudi, who should have been bringing every one coffee... yes, Cudi, please see if Cy-Hi the Prince is thirsty.

Like Aquemini with Skew it on the Bar-B, Raekwon features on the one track (Gorgeous) that sounds like the last album and it's a good thing. I also like the obligatory motown (smokey robinson) sample for "Devil in a New Dress". So Appalled is a mother fuckin hit. It's dope to hear a crunchy chest thumpin track effortless and slowed down so you can sip your cognac and still be all upset and appalled. Swizz Beats somehow comes off sounding like he didn't just hit the slopes so props to Ye for slipping him some sizzurp. I love when RZA's verse comes on during lunch at baohaus and old people can't understand how it's still music. That's what I mean by transcendental. 

People complain about Runaway but it's my favorite track. It's genre bending. It's every kid's wet dream. What else would a 10 year old want? You are sitting at home playing chopsticks on the piano... then kanye appears to your left with a mixer and some drops. He decides to bless the performance with some shitty hip hop serenade a la Ja-Rule but you love it. He says something about sending chicks pictures of his dick... pause... you weren't ready for it, but its all good cause you heard Pusha-T is about to come over and murder shit which he does... All three of you in the room are young, rich and tasteless.

Somehow, with all these moving parts that wouldn't seem to fit together, in Kanye's hands ... make ill music that doesn't sound like anything we've ever heard in one album. Yes, Devil in a New Dress sounds like Maybach Music, Blame Game is chick music with angry brothers on it, and Hell of a Life could have been on 808... but altogether, this album is bulletproof. 

As is with ATLiens, I can eat Graduation everyday, but MBDTF is thanksgiving. Best meal of the year.

Thanksgiving @ XY

That is the Fried Turkey Leg Platter. Served it yesterday and today as well. Serves 2 to 3. We had it for Baohaus/XY Staff Thanksgiving. Deep fried leg we brined then topped with red cooked gravy. Basically, I took the jus from the chairman bao stock at baohaus and made a roux with it.

This is the brine for the turkey. It's chili pepper and soy based.

Mashed Potatoes with scallions, red sausage, a little lard and white pepper

Back side of the turkey leg. We carved the meat on the outside of the leg, then refried the bone so that the little bits of meat got crispy like chicharron. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Think I give a fuck about sparklers?

JUST BRING MY BAOS BITCH. Dipset reunion this friday.

This friday at Baohaus, you get a free Birdhaus Bao with purchase of any frush combo (straight or royal frush). If u REALLY don't want to get with the movement and want something besides a bird, we can do that, but u not like us. What up buzzin buzzin, bird flip a dozen dozen...

If u shoppin in the neighborhood, come thru! If ur girl shoppin drivin u crazy, come post up. If u broke and you aint shoppin, but got $4.35, i take that and u can hang out too. Ok? U can't even get a shape up for $4, who are you kidding son? Buy a bao and call it.

If weed carrier jones doesn't come out with Affliction on, this could be the greatest concert of all time... I'm just sayin... Every goon in the tri-state is gonna be up in the joint actin a fool AND four loko's still legal this week so u know it's goin di-down. I hope those birds from the last killa show come through with dipset purses again BRRRRR

Keep the chickens cluckin
Keep the pigeons buggin
This on my wrist is nothin

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Xiao Ye Party on NBC

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I didn't even see this video until now but they filmed the party undercover and interviewed drunk fools outside haha

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jesse Serwer's "I Like Food" Playlist

Fuck wit it...

I Like Food    Descendents    342 KB    0:17    Two Things At Once    
Breakfast    Curren$y    7 MB    2:50    Pilot Talk        
Grits feat. Allah Real and Master Killa    RZA    5 MB    4:18    Birth Of A Prince   
Biscuits (Feat. Trife)    Ghostface    4.2 MB    3:24    The Pretty Toney Album    
Butta     Cam'ron & Vado    5.3 MB    3:48    Cam'ron & The U.N. Presents "Heat In Here" Vol.1   
Strawberry F. Killah Sin    Ghostface Killah     3.6 MB    3:07    Bullet Proof Wallets    
Juicy Fruit    Mtume    11.3 MB    5:53    Juicy Fruit        
Peaches    The Stranglers    3.8 MB    4:07      
Black Coffee    Heavy D    3.6 MB    4:28    Heavy Hitz   
Trap Goin' Ham    Pill    4.2 MB    3:00    4180 The Prescription                
Lunchin'    Tabi Bonney    3.7 MB    3:58    A Fly Guy's Theme    
Soup for One    Chic    7.3 MB    7:55    Soup for One 
Hot Sex On A Platter    A Tribe Called Quest    2.6 MB    2:46    Midnight Marauders                
Blue Cheese    UMCs    5.5 MB    3:57    Fruits Of Nature          
Candy    Cameo    5.2 MB    5:39                    
Skew it on the Bar B    Outkast Feat Raekwon    3.1 MB    3:15    Aquemini    
Lemonade    Gucci Mane    4.7 MB    4:06    The State vs. Radric Davis            
Soul Food    Goodie Mob    7.5 MB    3:56    Soul Food    Hip Hop/Rap        
Atliens (Fish And Grits And Pimp Shit)    Outkast    3.6 MB    3:51    AtLiens    
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner    Black Uhuru    4.2 MB    6:03    Liberation    G         
Ital Vital / Ital Ites Dubwise    Horace Andy    12.1 MB    7:21    
Pass the Peas    The J.B.'s    3.3 MB    3:31    Pass the Peas: The Best of the J.B.'s    
What's Beef    The Notorious B.I.G.    6.1 MB    5:15    Life After Death            
Fried Chicken feat. Busta Rhymes    Nas    2.6 MB    2:50    Untitled    
Broccoli & Cheese    Devin The Dude    4.6 MB    4:00    Waitin' To Inhale    
Ice Cream    Raekwon    8.2 MB    4:13    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx       
Kookies    MF Doom    7.9 MB    4:02    MM...Food    
Coffee Cold    Galt Macdermot    4.6 MB    3:20             
Chalupa     Cam'ron    5.6 MB    4:02    Crime Pays        
Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat. Cam'Ron    Clipse    8.2 MB    4:20    Til The Casket Drops    
Jail House Rap    Fat Boys    5.9 MB    5:07    Fat Boys    Rap        
Weinerschnitzel    Descendents    236 KB    0:12    Two Things At Once    

Friday, November 19, 2010


Two videos on Eatocracy this week... One with mom, one with four loko

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oh Wait... I cook too

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I almost forgot! I cook too. Lol. Funny video from Asian Feastival earlier this year. What up Wendy Chan!

Goodnight Four Loko Thursdays...

Damn... Last night at 11:30pm, the task force came to Xiao Ye. Luckily my partner at the restaurant held it down and we are still open. Come by! You know the kid had to duck out cause the block is hot lol. For real, this four loko crackdown is nothin. My grandparents, aunts, uncles fled from China on a boat with a bag of baos and I had to live through kumon math.

The logo says it all. It's like bootcamp for Asian people. Rally round the family with a pocket full of TI-82s.

That said, this four loko crackdown doesn't make sense to me. We followed the law, we were in line with the SLA requirements, but basically, it was understood that if we kept selling four loko, we would be seeing a lot of raids. Fine, I'm a business... man. SLA, you're doing your job. You got pressure from Schumer, I get it. All four loko in the house was destroyed on site, it was taken off the menu, and four loko thursdays is cancelled.

Why did I put up this fight? Well, I did a post last week about legal precedent. We think these controversies are a joke, but the seminal case in Fair Use comes from 2 Live Crew. If Uncle Luke didn't put up a fight, we wouldn't have the parody exception. I don't have the money to fight this one. Who knows what could come out of it?

But, basically, the SLA doesn't have the power to ban a substance that already gained federal approval from the FDA. Yet, Schumer wants to re-write the law and circumvent this issue because it takes the FDA longer to approve/ban a substance since there are stricter guidelines on the research. But, if we are going to circumvent the law whenever we disagree and have the political backing to do so, what's the point? It seems very REPUBLICAN on Schumer's part as well to be in favor of States' Rights in this issue. If you are unfamiliar with States' Rights look no further than Brown v. Board of Education and McCulloch v. Maryland. If you look at the history of States' Rights, it's a dirty word. Wikipedia it. Yes, the kid likes to blaze, has no short term memory, but every once in a while I get it together. Some people remember the Alamo, I remember Bush v. Gore. Always fight the power...

Here are photos from Thursday:

There were white women in the house

My two favorite Jewish people was in the house

Filipino representatives from Undrcrwn was in the house

Mexican People like Tanya was in the house

My money manager was in the house... Touchdown

My favorite black persons Elena and Serita aka "Elena's only friend" LOL was in the house.

Baohaus employees like Kim was in the house

Many outdoorsmen and women was in the house

People not dressed for winter was in the house

Why are we counting all the categories in our photos? Because four loko is well received by ALL, except the SLA and Charles Schumer. I'm joining the tea party because if what they say is true, they would be in favor of the right to independently choose to drink four loko... I think. Really. Are there people blacked out in this photo? Is anyone not having a great fucking time? Is anyone's face reading: "Please ban this four loko!" No.