Baohaus | 238 East 14th St, NYC
Ah, 14th Street..land of the tiny yet innovative eateries all sandwiched together, each fighting for its spot on the block. Baohaus is no exception; from its dark, gritty interior to the rap, trap, or techno permeating through the speakers.
Baohaus serves up a simple menu of Taiwanese-Chinese buns that are highly addictive. Go past the chill urban servers at the register and you’ll see there is a small seating area as well as stairs leading down to another. Sure, you can take your buns to go – but why not stay for the whole experience?
The Uncle Jesse Bao – with its tantalizing combination of lightly crisp organic tofu, crushed peanuts, cilantro and delicious sauce – is a major treat for non-meat eaters. The sauce and Taiwanese red sugar really bring the flavors over the top.
The Fried Chicken Coffin Bao is SERIOUS! Delectably crunchy fried chicken is placed in a large fried bao and covered with cilantro, Taiwanese red sugar, chili condensed milk syrup, and crushed peanuts. Please, do me a favor and try this bun at least once in your life.
No trip to Baohaus is ever complete without an order of Taro Fries. This trip, we were lucky enough to have the special Red Panda Fries. These seasoned taro fries are topped with savory chicken and onions, cilantro, peanuts, and spices. Look at that cute street food-esque take out box they’re in! They were definitely enough to share but worth fighting over!
Check out Baohaus for yourselves! Bring friends, colleagues, your grandma…give them a taste of something deliciously different!