Chinatown Specialty

Establishment neighborhood
Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway, Chinatown
Eddie Huang, star of the Viceland show Huang’s World, just opened his second location of Baohaus (the original is in NYC’s East Village) in the old Pok Pok Phat Thai spot in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza. The menu is a bit more streamlined than its New York counterpart, featuring a selection of steamed buns, taro fries, and sweet bao fries. What sets Baohaus apart from the Taiwanese steamed bun crowd is Huang’s unique flavor combos and the fact that all of the meats are antibiotic and hormone-free, which makes them that much easier to enjoy. Standouts include the Birdhaus bao—a steamed bun filled with tender fried chicken and citrus aioli, and the classic taro fries, which are just perfect and a great break from all of the complex flavors on the menu. Still in their soft opening phase, Baohaus is open from 11am to 4pm, but look for extended hours coming soon.