It’s hard to distinguish between Michael “Bao” Huynh’s current establishments, closed joints, plans in the pipeline, legit dreams (like that one with the Playboy “buny” [sic]), and pure bao-crap — and we don’t really want to. Because living in Bao-topia, which Grub Street had the pleasure of doing last night at New York Taste, is something like being in ideas-and-fish-sauce wonderland. “I’m opening BaoBQ next!” Uh-huh, we’ve heard of that one. What else? (Because we had a few thoughts of our own.) “Shish Ka-Bao! It’s opening soon in the East Village.” Not bad! But is that one pho real? “Yes, it’s happening. Why wouldn’t it? Soon!” Okay, just go with it.
Life has no baondaries in his world!