Eddie Huang Will Get His Chairman Bao Smackdown


After his unhappy discovery last month that a new San Francisco food truck had appropriated the name of his signature Chairman Bao pork bun, Eddie Huang may get his chance at revenge, of a sort. The Baohaus proprietor emailed us to say that a San Francisco chef has offered Huang the use of his own mobile eatery, a school bus-turned-restaurant called Le Truc, for the purposes of waging a bao throwdown. Huang plans to park next to the Chairman Bao truck, and to let nature — or at least vengeance — take its course. He’s guessing that he’ll touch down in San Francisco sometime in August, giving him plenty of time to perfect his right hook and death stare.

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