Dirty talking, memoir-writing TV personality and chef Eddie Huang is planning a new location of his tiny East Village bao shop Baohaus.
The chef announced the new outpost at 48 Bowery in Chinatown on Instagram. He’s working on it with Jonathan Chu, a young Chinatown real estate entrepreneur who’s also involved with Hotel 50 Bowery and restaurant Nickel and Diner. DNAinfo first reported the news.
Baohaus serves a menu of Taiwanese fare like pork on rice and signature baos, with pork belly and fried chicken stuffed into puffy bao sandwiches. It will be the third outpost of the restaurant, which first opened in the Lower East Side in 2009. The original one closed in 2011, shortly after the East Village one at 238 East 14th Street opened. The chef also opened a location in LA last year.
Huang is best known for as a prolific media personality. He has a show on Viceland called “Huang’s World,” and his memoir “Fresh Off the Boat” has been turned into a sitcom on ABC. Although his visibility launched from the restaurant, he has yet to majorly expand Baohaus.
Eater has reached out to Huang and will update with further information.