Fresh Off the Boat | All you need to know about Eddie Huang is that he’s effing hilarious and crazy smart. He’ll school you on Asian stereotypes, food, basketball, street wear, and sneakers.
Some favorite parts of his memoir about growing up Taiwanese-American in Florida and later in high school, college, law school and eventually opening his NYC restaurant Baohaus:
I think my mom is manic, but Chinese people don’t believe in psychologists. We just drink more tea when things go bad.
The easiest way for Americans to make sense of Chinese history is to compare everything to Jewish history.
I remember thinking to myself that if I died, I wanted to come back a white man. These fuckers had EVERYTHING.
Obama was, is, and will forever be my homeboy.
I tell people all the time. Whether it’s a girl, a skirt steak, or a record, you know in the first five seconds if it’s a hit.
I did what every culture does when Americans can’t understand something: I put it on bread. From banh-mi to baos to arepas to Jamaican beef patties, it takes a little coco bread to make the medicine go down. Barack, I told you to put the health-care bill on some Red Lobster cheddar biscuits, dun!
We don’t wear chef coats, we wear Nikes, and Dipset is the anthem.
Everyone should hear Eddie talk, cuz he knows how to break it down and he sincerely enjoys food and recognizes quality. Check out his blog or watch his online series about eating food around the world: