Oddly enough, Community Board 3 wasn’t particularly fond of Eddie Huang’s decision to call his new restaurant Crackhaus. So the Baohaus chef returned to the drawing board and came back with Xiao Ye. The name, he told Grub Street, was inspired by his travels to Taiwan (he’s there right now), where people go out into the wee hours to enjoy night market food, which is known as, yes, xiao ye. Huang’s been posting on his blog photos of the food he’s been eating in Taiwan, and promises that some of it will make its way onto the menu at Crack– ahem, Xiao Ye.
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