Baohaus Summer 2013

I  remember the first time I ate at Baohaus. I was with a couple friends near the OG Rivington Street  location and we were all starving.  We ordered a variety of baos between us and enjoyed them as Tribe Called Quest played through the speakers and a tightly contested NCAA Basketball game flashed on the TV. At that point I didn’t know much about the restaurant or the staff working there.

Fast forward a couple of years  and  Baohaus  is now in their current spot at 238 E. 14th Street. I’ve become friends with the owners Evan and Eddie Huang. Baohaus goes beyond just being an establishment that serves delicious Taiwanese food; it’s special because it’s a natural meeting place for friends to gather. It’s the type of place that you catch up with the homies at over hot food and a solid rap soundtrack. I snapped some photos of the staff at Baohaus and asked them to share some of their favorite work experiences as well as their preferences in music, baos and sneakers. Get to know some of the faces at Baohaus that make it one of the most fun places to eat in Manhattan. Click through for the feature.

Eddie

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

 Managers Meal

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Jordan V Red and White

What Music are you bumping lately?

Still bumpin Cam’ron

Evan

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Uncle Jesses and a kiddie bowl of minced pork on rice with lots of chili garlic cabbage.

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Carolina Blue Leather Dada slip ons

What Music are you bumping lately?

Jason Aldean

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

 When Eddie and I kicked out a pregnant, hot tea throwing, professional writer yelping, raging lunatic of a woman from the old 137 Rivington spot.

Raheim

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

 Bird

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

ACG Foamposite

What Music are you bumping lately?

DMX

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

When me and my son took over the place

Robyn

What is your go-to Baohaos order?

Chairman + Taro Fries

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Combat Boots

What music are you bumping lately?

Yeezus, John Legend

Favorite working at Baohaus moment?

When a woman came in and asked if this was a pizza place. She ate and later returned the same night.

Soukie

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

 Haus Bao

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Beat up white chucks

What Music are you bumping lately?

Outkast, Chance the Rapper, Lauryn Hill

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

Getting the Job (Im new) 

JR

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

 Fish Bao + Ai Yu Jelly Lemonade

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Vans Ludlow

What Music are you bumping lately?

Tribe called quest, some harry farud, pusha T, French Montana + Crosby, Stills + Nash

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

Coachella. Evan + I Cruised to Cali for 2.5 + Rocked that shit

Raf

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Miched Pork with bird on the side

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Jordan V

What Music are you bumping lately?

Anything ratchet.. fuck else is there

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

 When some drunk kids tried to steal a case of soda. The staff swarmed on these fools like Wu-Tang.

Lucas

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Fried Fish Bao x Henny & Green Tea

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

My Next Pair

What music are you bumping lately?

Trap, Action Bronson, LaMusica de Harry Fraud

Favorite working at Baohaus moment?

Meeting Adrianne Ho and finding out who she was after.

Raging to Dillion Francis in the pouring rain at Gov Ball 2013

Zeren aka Asian Phil Collins

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Unce Jessie … extra nuts

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

OG Vans slip-on … rap game ‘jeff spicoli’

What Music are you bumping lately

Toro y moi, xxyyx alot of EDM

Derek

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Chairman Bao All day

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Air Max 90 Infareds

What Music are you bumping lately?

Pro Era, Young Dro, Minnesota, J Cole , always bumpin A$AP Rocky

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

 So a customer comes in and asks for fried chicken and rice, so I ring him up for 3 cup chicken, assuming its three birds over rice. I call the order out to Chris and he goes “What the hell is a three cup Chicken”? I tell him to cook up third birds and make it like all the other rice bowls. Next thing you know, Chris puts this on the line (literally 3 plastic cups with a piece of chicken in each).

Eiki

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Minced Pork Over Rice

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Nike runners

What Music are you bumping lately?

Born Sinner

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

Filing for Evan

Jorge

What is your go-to Baohaus order”

The Bird

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Jordans

What Music are you bumping lately?

Yeezus

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

When Zeren fell with the bikes. The night of 420.

Liam

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

 Minched Pork

What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Vans

What Music are you bumping lately?

Underground Canadian Hip-Hop

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment?

When Zach got fired.

 Joe

What is your go-to Baohaus order?

Chairman and Birdhaus

 What is your favorite pair of sneakers?

Air Jordan White Cement III OG w/ Nike Air on the back

 What music are you bumping lately?

Pusha T – Wrath of Caine

John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

J Dilla – Donuts

Favorite ‘Working at Baohaus’ moment’?

A customer tried to prank call Baohaus. I answered the phone and he wanted to know about the menu. I did my thing. He wanted a rice bowl and “a bowl of dicks”. I didn’t hesitate to respond “How many would you like sir? 1, 2, or 3? We have it in black, white, and/or yellow.” The guy was surprised and called me “a dick” and hung up.

Headley

 

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