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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chairman Bao Throwdown Is Not Happening at Eat Real ― If It Happens At All

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 11:06 AM

click to enlarge In this corner: Baohaus's Chairman Bao. - EATING IN TRANSLATION/FLICKR
Could the whole Chairman Bao truck/Baohaus NYC story get much murkier? Last week Eater SF misconstrued our report on the bao-down between Baohaus's Eddie Huang and S.F.'s own Mobi Munch-managed Chairman Bao would go down at the 2010 Eat Real festival, Aug. 27-29 in Oakland. Nope. Hugh Schick, who's offered to host Huang on his yet-to-launch bustaurant Le Truc, said any throwdown would most likely happen soon after Eat Real, and in San Francisco, for sure.

click to enlarge In the opposite corner (possibly): Chairman Bao's duck and mango bun. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • In the opposite corner (possibly): Chairman Bao's duck and mango bun.
What's not sure is whether Chairman Bao is even on board. Ray Villaman of Mobi Munch didn't respond to our query about whether, from his perspective, it was on. So at the very least, Huang might end up on board Le Truc rolling out his signature Chairman Bao, Taiwanese buns filled with soy-and-Pepsi-Wild-Cherry-braised pork belly.

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