Huang's World is a genre-bending venture into subculture through the lens of food. Raw, wild, and heartfelt, Eddie Huang gets down in the underbellies of cities around the world in search of what's cooking in their back alleys and underground spots. He's hunting rabbits with biker gangs in Oakland, eating seafood and surfing in Taiwan, hitting low-rider BBQs in East LA, and dining on rice and beans with your drug dealer’s grandmother in Miami.
In this episode of Fresh Off the Boat, Eddie heads to Mongolia to take part in the Naadam festival, which celebrates the "three manly sports"—archery, horse racing, and Mongolian wrestling. Then he discusses the effects of Mongolia's recent shift to democracy with some camel herders over a cup of home-brewed camel vodka.
In this episode of Fresh Off the Boat, Eddie eats musky sheep eyeballs, appears on Mongol TV, and chats with some local fans about the country's attempt to grow while retaining its cultural identity in the face of a new mining project in the Gobi Desert.
In part one of the Detroit episode, Eddie meets up with hometown hero Danny Brown to eat some massive Big Baby burgers and survey the ways in which Detroit has been affected by the economic downturn, and how a select few like Danny are doing their part to turn the city around.
In part two of Fresh Off the Boat - Detroit, Eddie heads to Dearborn, Michigan, home of the highest Middle Eastern population per capita outside the Middle East. There, he mows some Iraqi pastries, checks out Wild Wednesdays where the community does its bulk shopping, and engages in kebab diplomacy with a Lebanese community leader and some young Muslim activists.
In part three of Fresh Off the Boat - Detroit, Eddie meets Allan Hill, a born-again Christian who's lived in the abandoned Packard Plant for seven years. Standing in its crumbling ruins Eddie eats mystery-meat pasties and homemade yogurt before visiting a local soup kitchen with Allan and his crew.
In part one of Fresh Off the Boat - Moscow, Eddie takes his first shot of Russian vodka, chows down on some "communist dogs" with one of the few black Muscovites, and discusses the country's diverse generation of millennials and their evolving ideologies.
In Fresh Off the Boat - Moscow part two, Eddie further immerses himself in Russian culture. He learns what it was like to live under Soviet rule, shares tea with Kyrgyz immigrants, and begins to understand the issues that connect people, regardless of the invisible lines which separate them.
In Fresh Off the Boat - Moscow part three, Eddie lives it up on his last day in town by indulging in $400 caviar, riding around with the Godfather of Russian street racing, dominating in a game of Russian shot checkers, and sharing his "meat jelly" with a bikini-clad masseuse.
In part one of Fresh Off the Boat - London Eddie heads to Brick Lane, a historic enclave in East London that's home to Turks, Jews, and now Bengalis, to chow down on some tikka masala with a British twist. He then tries his hand at a game of cricket with a Pakistani cricket league and spits some real shit about the effects of British colonization and institutionalized Islamophobia in London.
In part two of Fresh Off the Boat - London Eddie takes us around the East End to have breakfast with former gangster Dave Courtney, get romantic with a sexy British photographer, and discuss the global phenomena of "hipsterdom."
In the final installment of Fresh Off the Boat - London, Eddie travels around the city with the young storytellers from Fully Focused, a youth-led media organization that aims to create a new image for London's misrepresented youth. He then joins them for their weekly Jerk Friday, where he munches on homemade jerk chicken and speculates about the ingredients of the very secret sauce.
In the first part of Fresh Off the Boat - Shanghai, Eddie ventures into the heart of the city where he meets with Qiuxiang Wang, a humble street food vendor working to live in the city on her own terms. He spends time in her home, where she's constantly making grilled skewers, grabs a midnight snack at a popular nighttime market, and gets a glimpse into what life is like for those trying to keep homegrown markets alive.
In part two of Fresh Off the Boat: Shanghai, Eddie travels around the city with popular food writer Jenny Gao, where he starts his day with some poop-infused coffee, throws down in a good, old fashioned cook-off, and discuss how attitudes towards food have changed in China since the Cultural Revolution.
In part three of Fresh Off the Boat - Shanghai, Eddie spends his final day eating some quality breakfast dumplings, going undercover at a bootleg mall, and enjoying classic Chinese-American food in Shanghai while discussing what it was like growing as a Chinese-American in the USA.
In Part 1 of Fresh Off the Boat - NYC, Eddie travels north to the Bronx, where he and WorldStarHipHop star Loopy hit up local bodegas, chow down on a Japanese-Dominican plantain mash-up disaster, and talk about holdin' down the hood, over mani-pedis.
Eddie goes to White Brooklyn for a look at the new (Momo Sushi), the new new (Bushwick Food Co-op), and the old (Peter Luger's) for a wine-laden meal with the Tony Stark of VICE—Shane Smith—to talk about the changing face of Brooklyn.
In part three of Fresh Off the Boat - NYC, Chef Huang shows us a day in his life in Downtown Manhattan featuring friends and family from various aspects of his life.
It's the season finale of Fresh Off The Boat - Chengdu. Eddie, a.k.a. The Human Panda, returns to his bamboo roots and discovers that pandas watch panda porn. He gets a taste of Chengdu traditions with hip hop pioneer DJ SuperBestFriend and eats pig brain mapo tofu at a "fly restaurant" on the brink of demolition.
Eddie's first stop in the Bay Area is Oakland, where he hangs with a local biker gang that shows hipsters how to shoot guns and hunt for rabbit. After a few gruesome hours in the Oakland outback, they head back to the clubhouse to shoot the shit, throw back a few cold ones, and talk about the disconnect between people and the process it takes to put meat on their plates. Then they cook up a delicious meal of southern-style deep-fried rabbit.
After Oakland, Eddie heads to the Mission District in San Francisco with the girls who run a pop-up, street dining gig in the city, Rice Paper Scissors. Their Vietnamese food is some of city's best and brings buddies together to cook and hang out wherever they find space. The RPS girls show Eddie their go-to food spots to prep for their meals, before grilling up octopus, drinking rice wine and talking food as culture's gateway drug.
Eddie kicks it with Julez of the Barber Gang, a crew of Filipinos who cut fades and liners in San Francisco's Little Manila. First Eddie gets a fresh cut and hangs with local rap group The Jealous Guys, before heading off to Julez's favorite Filipino joint to talk chicken adobo, and how sisig could become the next sushi. Also in this episode, Eddie dives into the art of the Mission burrito, giving you a locals only tour ending with him crowning his personal favorite.
Taiwan has a complex cultural blend embedded in its history that has given it a character unlike any other place in the world. In the first of three Fresh Off the Boat: Taiwan episodes, Eddie gets hopped up on betel nut, gives a survey at his favorite delicacies at Shilin night market, and goes late-night shrimping. We found ourselves in some interesting scenarios, and they all highlight the endearing sense of humor that pulsates through Taiwanese culture. If there’s one thing we came away with, it was that Taiwan knows how to have fun.
In the second episode of our Taiwanese adventure, Eddie trips down to the Southern tip of the country to vibe with its burgeoning surf culture. He parties on the beach, almost gets eaten by the ocean, and then kicks back with some kiwi before heading back to Taipei.
The family edition of Fresh off the Boat brings you father-son hang time with Eddie and his dad in Taipei. The Huang men catch up over the most meticulously crafted dumplings in the world, and pay visit to Eddie's grandpa's resting place in Yang Ming Shan.
In the first part of the LA episode, Eddie rolls through Tehrangeles and shops for Persian rugs that cost as much as cars, eats brain and tongue sandwiches, and tests out magical saffron ice cream before ending the night at Little Tehran's most famed hookah spot.
Eddie links with LA food truck King, Roy Choi, in East LA to eat corn tortilla tacos and talk about how they've chosen to live the food life.
The Techniques have settled down since the old days of the infamous LA car club wars. Now they're family men, riding low with their kids sitting shot gun instead of a shotgun riding shot gun. In this episode, Eddie spends a Sunday afternoon with the club, riding around in their candy painted lowriders, enjoying the California sun, and swapping barbecue secrets.
In this episode of Fresh Off The Boat, Eddie heads back to Taiwan to get heavy into the heavy metal scene - face paint, screaming lessons, and furry pink pillows. A long the way Eddie makes a quick pitstop to taste Taiwan's famous "little snacks" in Gongguan before debating the pros and cons of Taiwanese independence over a home cooked meal with local Metal group, CHTHONIC.
In this episode of Fresh Off The Boat, Eddie's trip to Taiwan brings him to the soy milk district, Yung Ho Doujiang, for a Taiwanese breakfast feast. Then he's off to Normal University for a one man cosplay fashion show before winding down with some slightly underwhelming German sausages served in a toilet bowl.
It's all about the historical for the last episode in Taipei. Eddie spends an afternoon on Shenkeng Old Street soaking up deep rooted traditions. He hits up the Randall Cunningham of stinky tofu restaurants, explores ancient Eastern medicine with cupping therapy on his thrown out back, and finally kicks back with a tea ceremony.
In Miami, Eddie jumps on board the Bangbus for a drive through Hialeah with porn star Jada Stevens. Eddie takes Jada to Morro Castle for his favorite fritas before witnessing her make a few unsuspecting guys' days. Lives? Whatever. After work, Eddie and Jada wine and dine over Argentinian in South Beach and get real on the misconceptions of her career.
In the series premiere, Eddie Huang travels to Jamaica, where he learns firsthand about the country's economic struggles since it gained independence from Britain in 1962.
Eddie Huang travels to Sicily to discover the ancient Arabic and African influence on Sicilian culture and cuisine; and finds a new wave of immigrants changing Sicily once again.
Eddie travels to the border of Mexico to find out about the dynamic between a developing country and a first world of the United States.
Eddie spends this episode drinking wine and enjoying the culture in Burgundy, France and learns about the history of the region that makes some of the most well known wines in the world.
Eddie Huang travels to Istanbul to eat the diverse food of the region, and ends up experiencing first hand the changing religious landscape of a once cosmopolitan society.
Eddie goes to his childhood home to spend Chinese New Year with his family and reflect on how the unique culture in Orlando, Florida has influenced his life and career.
Eddie Huang heads to his parents homeland and explores the complex history of the Taiwanese people.
Eddie Huang travels to China with his parents to explore his heritage as a Taiwanese-Chinese-American, and to discover the most important dish of his life: Red Cooked Pork.
Eddie ventures into the heart of the city where he meets street vendor Qiuxiang Wang and tries poop-infused coffee with food writer Jenny Gao.
ddie Huang shows us a day in his life around downtown Manhattan.
The United States is suffering through one of its most divisive, uncertain moments in history and as the majority of America watches their screens for self-fulfilling prophecies - those who are tired of watching, are mobilizing. Eddie arrives in Washington D.C. during the week of the inauguration to explore the District's own fight against adversity and the problems of these volatile times.
Eddie checks out Toronto by embedding himself in a handful of immigrant communities to better understand how ethnic food flourishes under the support of multiculturalism.
Eddie travels through Japan looking into individualism and how this has helped and hurt the Japanese.
Eddie explores Hawaiian identity in the margins of its own habitat and how Hawaiians seek to take the island back.
Eddie takes viewers on a journey through his New York, introducing viewers to his friends and family.
Eddie road trips through Cape Cod, seeing that "white" culture is a misnomer as it's impossible to capture a people by color.
Eddie visits Seoul to see how South Korea's rise through soft power changed the country for better or for worse.
Eddie drives through LA, exploring the city's food history from the invention of the drive-thru to the current health and wellness food movements.
Peru has become the gastronomic capital of Latin America. Eddie visits to explore how the acceptance and preservation of bio and human diversity have made Peru a culinary powerhouse.