5@5 - Eddie Huang (part deux)
March 31st, 2011
05:00 PM ET
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Remember waaaaaaaaaay back yesterday when we told you Eddie Huang, BaoHaus owner and "Fresh Off the Boat" blogger, had acquired somewhat of a "bad boy" reputation in the culinary world? It's not entirely unmerited - he's known to dabble in la vida loko.

Most of us - twenty-one and over, bien sur - have had our fair share of Late Night Cheeseburger Doritos, piled high pastrami sandwiches and drive-thru buckets of fried chicken. We could tell you about it, but we'll let Eddie do the honors.

Five Late Night Meals: Eddie Huang

1. Muschewske Mills Cereal
"My boy Muschewske was a 'master chef' by Lil B standards. He could season, he could cook, but his greatest moment as a chef was when he made cereal on this girl's kitchen floor when he got blackout drunk in eleventh grade. The dude literally poured milk on the floor then started spilling cereal everywhere. When I came in the kitchen and asked him what he was doing, he said 'making breakfast.'"

2. Mom's minced pork on rice
"There's nothing better than coming home after a good house party to find your parents asleep and a bowl of minced pork on rice.

My mom would kick my ass if I got home before she went to sleep, but if I managed to come home at four or five, she'd just wait 'til the next day and leave me a bowl of minced pork on rice.

Back then, I didn't know if it tasted good cause it was good, or if it was because it felt like my last supper every time knowing I was going to get it the next day. Now, I eat it stone sober and it's still the best.

The key to a good minced pork on rice is to stew the ground pork on medium heat until most of the water is cooked off, then you deglaze with rice wine and pick the flavor back up. A lot of people try to speed up the recipe, but when you haven't cooked off the first, the flavor isn't as sharp."

3. Primanti Brothers Sandwich
"I'd be half the man I am, literally, if it weren't for Primanti's. I swear I was silky smooth and looked like the Chinese T.I. before Primanti's happened to me. Ok, so, I was never a pretty mother f#%@er, but I did fit in a rickshaw. All bets are off these days.

Regardless, Primanti's was the sandwich of my freshman year at Pitt. My favorite was the corned beef with extra cheese and an egg. Primanti's is the jump because they stuff every sandwich with vinegar slaw and french fries. So, picture corned beef, extra cheese, an egg, coleslaw, fries and Italian bread. Yes, I'm still wearing this sandwich."

4. Steak-n-Shake with Og and Dutch Van Sickle
"I had these two friends at Rollins: Og and Van Sickle, who wore wooden shoes everywhere 'cause he was Dutch. We'd always end up at Steak 'n Shake late night. We would hit on girls by sending them rounds of ice water and somehow it worked every time.

When Og wasn't pissing on himself, he was licking his fries so no one else would bum off his plate. Genius. But, the best was when we got totally hammered for Og's birthday. He was smarter than all of us and was in this five-year MBA program he always bragged about. When we were still taking classes like 'Tennis' or 'Social Problems,' Og was getting a graduate degree. He had this big presentation he kept talking about so we decided to play tic-tac-toe on his face when he passed out.

Fool rolled into his class for the presentation with X's and O's all over his grill. FTW."

5. 'Iron Chef' chimichanga
"Probably the best weekend of my life was my boy Steve's bachelor party in Miami. We can't talk about what happened, but I can tell you what we ate. It was 5 a.m. and we were wandering around looking for somewhere to eat. Nothing was open so we went into this 7-Eleven and bought a bunch of frozen chimichangas. We went back to our hotel and realized we didn't have a microwave. So, of course, I had to chef. I laid out all the chimichangas on an ironing board and started ironing them to life. Nothing goes with Dom-P like 'Iron Chef' chimichangas. #MacGyver"

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  1. Anita Souschef

    I once cooked a baked potato on a Jaguar engine and cooked a hamburger on a makeshift grill made out of a large metal coffee can. Nothin' like frying a pork chop or a trout on a hot rock in a fire. The best breakfast hash is made on a cast iron skillet over a campfire. My dad used to cook stuff right in the flame of our gas stove. There is an Australian bread that can be wrapped around a stick and cooked directly in a campfire flame. It tastes like a good English muffin. And corn bread cooked over a campfire is almost as good as that cooked in a wood stove. Forget the s'mores.

    April 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants


      April 2, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  2. Nina B

    Go Eddie!

    April 1, 2011 at 1:04 am |
  3. Larry

    what i like most is the photo ;)

    March 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  4. Travatron

    Damn look at that ultra dope photo of Eddie, dude has got mad skills. never seen Eddie look so fresh.......

    March 31, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  5. Simone

    This was so entertaining to read and would love to see more of Eddie Huang. :-) I really Love this photo ALOT also!!!

    March 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  6. Jay

    Ironing chimichangas? This man got skillz. Nice pic of Eddie in action.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  7. Jacki

    i am enjoying this photo

    March 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  8. fellow yellow

    as a fellow chinaman, i can vouch for the minced pork over rice.

    March 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  9. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Ironing food is normal. Ask any military member for advice and you'll get all sorts of solutions.

    Popcorn? Hum-Vee V-8 diesel works well for that. Chili is cold? The Chevy Tahoe's engins does a nice job of warming that right up. ETC.

    March 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  10. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    I'm a firm believer if you can't talk about what you did at a party, bachelor etc, to your GF or something then you were in the wrong doing wrong things.

    Fact: Jdizzle has an extreme hatred for infidelity.

    March 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
    • FelishaFetish&PairAzzHilton@Jdizzle

      That's not what you said last night,Big Boy!!!!!!

      March 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
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