I know you’re sick of these $1 menu food shows and need season 3 of that “other show,” but we’re gonna do you one better and do what people say when they’re going to do better and do the same damn thing and call it something else.
In the final installation of our New York episode, Eddie shows us a day in his life around downtown Manhattan, featuring friends and family from various aspects of his life.
Eddie goes to White Brooklyn for a look at Momo Sushi, Bushwick Food Co-op, and Peter Luger’s, where he enjoys a wine-laden meal with VICE’s own Shane Smith to talk Brooklyn.
Eddie hits the Bronx, where he and WorldStarHipHop star Loopy hit up local bodegas, chow down on a Japanese-Dominican plantain mash-up, and indulge in mani-pedis.
Eddie learns the subtleties of Sichuan cooking from master chef Yu, visits the sculpture factory of artist Deng Le, and climbs into a treehouse parlor to discover Taiwanese tea-pouring.
We head to China’s Dead Sea Resort, where Eddie lightens up with a refreshing salt burial, swims in one of the world’s most crowded swimming pools, and samples baby pig dick.
In the season finale of Huang’s World, Eddie—The Human Panda— discovers that pandas watch panda porn, hangs with hip hop pioneer DJ SuperBestFriend, and eats pig brain ma po tofu.
Eddie spends his final day in the city eating breakfast dumplings, going undercover at a bootleg mall, and enjoying classic Chinese-American food in Shanghai.
Eddie explores the city with food writer Jenny Gao. He starts his day with poop-infused coffee, throws down in an old-fashioned cook-off, and discusses modern food culture in China.
Eddie ventures into the heart of the city where he meets street vendor Qiuxiang Wang, grabs a midnight snack at a popular night market, and gets a glimpse into city life for locals.
Eddie travels around the city with youth media organization Fully Focused. He then joins in for Jerk Friday, where he munches on homemade jerk chicken and speculates about the secret ingredient.
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 phenomenon of “hipsterdom.”
Eddie heads to Brick Lane, where he chows down on some tikka masala with a British twist. He then tries his hand at a game of cricket and digs into the lasting effects of British colonization.
Eddie indulges in $400 caviar, rides around with the Godfather of Russian street racing, dominates in a game of Russian shot checkers, and shares his “meat jelly” with a bikini-clad masseuse.
Eddie learns what it was like to live under Soviet rule, shares tea with Kyrgyz immigrants, and begins to understand the complex issues that connect the Russian people
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.
Eddie meets Allan Hill, a born-again Christian who’s lived in the abandoned Packard Plant for seven years, then visits a local soup kitchen with Allan and his crew.
Eddie heads to Dearborn, Michigan, home of the highest Middle Eastern population per capita outside the Middle East itself, for Iraqi pastries, and Wild Wednesdays, and kebab diplomacy.
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.
Eddie eats musky sheep eyeballs, appears on Mongol television, and chats with some local fans about the country’s attempt to retain its cultural identity in the face of a new mining project in the Gobi Desert.
Eddie checks out some questionable (… pause …) meat at a market in Ulan Bator, then attends a massive outdoor metal festival and learns how to make khorkhog.
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 chats with some camel herders over a cup of home-brewed camel vodka.
Eddie follows Chef Creole to the heart of Little Haiti. The two trade kitchen techniques before grilling a 100-pound pig and serving it up at the Dolphins tailgate. Finally, Creole’s clan brings Eddie out on Biscayne Bay to barbecue steak.
Eddie links up with 2 Live Crew rapper Uncle Luke at Club Rolexx in Opa-Locka to taste Luke’s pick of the best barbecue in town. Then, they stroll to another one of Luke’s hood favorites: the late-night conch truck.