Yesterday, Eddie Huang’s brother Emery sent me a message assuring me that Xiao Ye, their Taiwanese street food restaurant and follow up to the wildly popular Baohaus would open soon. It was nice to get a personal message assuaging my fears that it would never open and that it was all just a cruel joke. (Okay, I never really feared that, but I was certainly growing impatient.)
But if you’re a former New York Times reporter and author of a New York Times bestselling book about Chinese food, you get more than a blog comment, you get invited to taste the food. Jennifer 8. Lee posted some pics from the investor’s dinner she was invited to at Xiao Ye and here they are to feast your eyes on.
Taiwanese cucumbers and pot stickers:
Fried (and I’m assuming/hoping to god NOT stinky) tofu with chili sauce:
I’m jealous. Nevermind that I’m actually IN Taiwan right now eating Taiwanese food. I still want to be part of the party. I’ll be back in NYC at the end of August and hoping Xiao Ye will be ready and waiting.