Friday, June 11, 2010

Opening Date

Lots of people have been asking. We are waiting to hear back from the liquor authority on our temporary license. If we get it, we'll open 5 days after. Could be any day now. Sorry for the delay. I want to eat the food too. Until then, see u at baohaus.

Xiao Ye Menu FINAL

word aaappp. all items final. names final. whew.... took forever.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


look, i'm watching the celtics/lakers game. no time to post photos but I just came across this. i'm a day late but if anyone has info on whether the law is going into effect, etc. lemme know! this shit is mad fucked up, but what's even more fucked up is that i'm going to go back to watching the game instead of researching futher LOL. some brothas just got they priorities straight. NBA #1


and yea, seems like its a law favoring brick and mortar restaurants and property owners. its never actually what the politicians say they are protecting that they're protecting. she says this law is about following parking laws. but it really is using parking laws to prey on food cart vendors and support brick and mortar businesses that compete. who knows, developers probably don't want trucks competing with their tenants either! as a brick and mortar owner, i say fuck this shit. if someone wants to park a truck in front of my restaurant, do it. they'll bring me customers, i'll bring them customers, just don't block my sign and we're all good. no one is going to eat the same shit every day, but if there are a bunch of dope businesses together, more people will come more frequently. people that hate are just scurred cause their shit is wack.

its hilarious how people want to pick at little guys like food vendors with bullshit laws wasting our time like this but then they're scurred to fix big oil. FUCKING PUSSIES.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tiny's is Back!

Tiny's is back!!!! When I opened baohaus, the first two people in the neighborhood to welcome us were Dave from Neighburrito and Dewey from WD-50. Now, Dave has brought back Tiny's and we're all really happy. It wasn't the same without Tiny's on the corner. Me and Schiller's got lonely haha. So, go support them over there! 

Robster Craws and mo!

Been a minute since we put up new food photos. Recently, I've focused less on new dishes and more on just writing out the recipes for everything at Xiao Ye. BUT, after making hainan chicken one night, I used the stock, put some lobsters in it and made this: ROBSTER CRAWS haha.

I boil lobster in chicken stock with some seasoning/herbs and then serve like Hainan Chicken. If you like New England Lobster Bakes, you'll like this a lot. Very fresh taste with the ginger and scallion. We also dredge the lobster through a special seasoning oil I make instead of butter before serving. The natural flavor of the lobster is intact.

I also use the entire lobster by taking the guts, the juices, and making Robster Rice. I have never had anything like it. Not anything like risotto, but perhaps a little like making pasta with uni. The lobster guts have a similar consistency and essence that I really like.

I been gettin silly crunk developing the drink list for Xiao Ye. Our list revolves around our infused liquor recipes. We'll be infusing moutai, shochu, glutinous rice wines, etc. It's been a dope summer so far for new bars so we're gonna keep it goin. I live on Orchard/Canal so just in my area, we've gotten Mezcal and Painkiller recently. Painkiller is the shit. Tiki drinks have always been my favorite and I used to go out to Zombie Hut in BK. There's also that place in Willy-B with sand everywhere and seafood that has tiki drinks. Dope place, I just don't do williamsburgh.

BUT, with painkiller open, I've been going like once a week. I love it. They use fresh fruit and you can really taste the difference. And the playlists there are almost as good as Baohaus haha. For real, they had a southern crunk playlist last weekend bumpin UGK, youngbleed, TI, goodie mobb, etc. Much respect.

I will put the whole drink list on the blog later, but here's some stuff we've done so far

Johnnie Walker Bubble Tea - Johnnie, milk tea, boba

Chinee Shop - jamaican ginger beer, jasmine tea, dark rum, light rum

Moutai infused with Pineapple