Mr. Eddie Huang: writer, chef, human panda, BangBros connoisseur

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Meet Mr. Eddie Huang, writer, chef, human panda, BangBros connoisseur.

At 30, Mr. Huang is usually identified as a chef, which is only partly true. He is the chef and co-owner of BaoHaus, an informal Taiwanese bun shop in the East Village. But, he is quick to add, “I have more to say as a writer than from behind a wok.”

Since 2009, Mr. Huang has built a career as an author and a television personality based on his brash cultural mashups and his take-no-prisoners critiques of everyone and everything. To see shots fired, check out his blog, Fresh Off The Boat, his Twitter account,@MrEddieHuang . You can even see Eddie on a popular Vice online series called Fresh Off The Boat.24UPCLOSE1 popup e1359132854797 Mr. Eddie Huang: writer, chef, human panda, BangBros connoisseur

Huang practiced corporate law at Chadbourne & Parke but was laid off in March 2009.  Rather than continue law, he found work as a stand-up comic at the Laugh Lounge on the Lower East Side. Using the stage name Magic Dong Huang, he was a loud and high-energy figure, telling jokes about soy milk, Osama bin Laden and growing up Chinese in Orlando. His goal as a comedian was “to stomp the life out of the model-minority myth,” he writes in the memoir.

Huang opened a full-service restaurant called Xiao Ye, which served dishes like Cheeto-Fried Chicken and ran a special called Four Loko Thursdays, based on the banned energy drink. Xiao Ye eventually closed, and Mr. Huang, with extra time on his hands, began to speak out. He criticized Mr. Samuelsson for exploiting the African-American experience at the Red Rooster in an article he wrote for The New York Observer.

Huang has accomplished many things in his 30 years, but most of all, he just wants “to prove you don’t need to have academic syntax to be intelligent.”0124 STL jpHuang1 popup e1359132891416 Mr. Eddie Huang: writer, chef, human panda, BangBros connoisseur

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Mr. Eddie Huang: writer, chef, human panda, BangBros connoisseur