"We held out as long as we could, but we have decided to close"

Eddie Huang is permanently closing his Baohaus restaurant in New York.

Known for its signature ‘Chairman Bao’ braised pork bun and ‘Birdhaus Bao’ fried chicken bun, Baohaus offered a flavour of Taiwanese street food all for under $6.

On Instagram, the 38-year-old entrepreneur said he is closing his beloved restaurant for good.

“We held out as long as we could, but we have decided to close,” Huang wrote on Instagram. “Shouts to the customers that ran in thinking we were open, it means a lot. It’s been a wild and fulfilling 10 year ride with Baohaus but Id be lying if I said “I cant believe whats happened.””

Reflecting back on why he opened the restaurant, Huang cited the lack of Asian American presence in the media.

“I opened this restaurant to tell my family’s story through food at a time when no one was giving Asian-Americans a chance in tv, film, books, or media generally,” he wrote.

Fresh Off The Boat was written based off Huang’s memoir of the same name.

However, Huang also stated that he hopes to reopen Baohaus at later date.

“I told people not to call me a chef because I knew this was just the jump-off and it doesn’t stop with its closing. Boogie is locked, the movie is coming and so is Chinos. We will continue to tell our story and Baohaus will be back one day…”” He wrote.

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My ace @ram268 put the light on at @baohausnyc one last time. We held out as long as we could, but we have decided to close. Shouts to the customers that ran in thinking we were open, it means a lot. It’s been a wild and fulfilling 10 year ride with Baohaus but Id be lying if I said “I cant believe whats happened.” I opened this restaurant to tell my family’s story through food at a time when no one was giving Asian-Americans a chance in tv, film, books, or media generally. I told people not to call me a chef because I knew this was just the jump-off and it doesn’t stop with its closing. Boogie is locked, the movie is coming and so is Chinos. We will continue to tell our story and Baohaus will be back one day… “I SEEN IT LIKE A 27-INCH ZENITH, BELIEVE IT.” Shouts to every one that put their hearts and souls into this restaurant, especially our leader @jj_kingman. Love all yall @stevenlaushoots @erupt718 @kate.burr @rffxjojo @liam_donat_poirier @zerenlondah @danielalbajr @rah @jimmy @zhang @alrokersdaughter @toyon204 @ning.and.gizmo @thatssolaven @hgd718 @ellensallusti @elenabergeron @twoberto @therealmamahuang @emeryhuang and of course, Evan who opened it with me. Thank you to all our customers and every one that believed in us. The Infamous Baohaus lives on and we will not let you down CAUSE AINT NO SUCH THINGS AS HALFWAY COOKS @prodigymobbdeep @anthonybourdain 🐼

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