Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, the food culture has well and truly taken over the world to some next level ish. There’s a reason why I don’t do food blogging and it’s simply because I would rather eat the food than write and take pictures of it. Although in saying that, I have been guilty of taking a food pic every now and then or as you foodies call it: #foodporn.
Nonetheless, back to the topic at hand: Huang’s World.
Chef. Writer. TV personality. Human Panda. All-round-funny guy. And one of the best public speakers I’ve witnessed in a long time.
If you haven’t read his memoir, “Fresh Off The Boat” yet, I suggest you stop what you’re doing and pop over to your closest bookstore to grab a copy or you can jump on to Amazon.com – whichever is more convenient. It doesn’t matter how you get it, just make you sure you read it. I read the book in just under 2 days! A couple pages in and I was absolutely hooked! If you’re a fan of food, NBA and hip-hop, I strongly urge you to read the book. You will love it!
He also had a show on VICE with the same name, but VICE have recently taken down all the episodes of that series. Boo. 🙁
Nonetheless, the series is returning to VICE’s sister channel, MUNCHIES. Yes! It’s rather fitting then, that MUNCHIES is the web channel and website dedicated to all things food and its global purpose.
But why the new name, you ask? When Huang sold his memoir “Fresh Off the Boat” to producers so that they could make it into a forthcoming sitcom for ABC, he was forced to re-think the title of his show. With less than 24 hours to come up with a new title, Huang runs around LA – meeting with a few famous friends including Schoolboy Q, Margaret Cho, MellowHype, and Rob Dyrdek – throwing around ideas for a name that embodies his personality and his fun-loving approach to food culture.
There’s no set date yet as to when the show will make its comeback but based on the trailer above, I cannot wait for its return. In the mean time, make sure you subscribe to the MUNCHIES channel.
Oh, and if you’re in New York, make sure you head over to his spot, BAOHAUS. Order the Chairman Bao and the Birdhouse Bao. Sooo good! #ThankMeLater.