Eddie Huang's Fresh Off The Boat Miami Starts With a Ride on the Bang Bus

The first part of Eddie Huang's Fresh Off The Boat Miami episode airs today on YouTube and starts with the New York chef and author riding around on the Bang Bus with Jada Stevens, discussing how she's stays fit, what she eats before a shoots and cutting a scene with an average Joe.

When Vice magazine offered Huang the chance to go anywhere to film the show, he said Miami was one of the first cities he wanted to visit.

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"I watch porn and I watch news," he told Short Order in a December interview. "I want to know what these girls are like."

Below find the trailer for the three-part Miami show:

The two visit to Hialeah's Morro Castle and Stevens' favorite Argentine restaurant, Campo Agentino.

"It was cool to get into her mind and see what her life is like. You use food as a gateway to get in where you want to be," Huang said. "I wanted to be on the Bang Bus."

Huang ruffled some feathers when we last talked with him about his time in Miami, specifically with Sakaya Kitchen chef and owner Richard Hales whose food he called "goofy." Hales took to Twitter, calling out Huang for attending law school before opening Baohaus, a steamed-bun-and-pork-focused restaurant, in Manhattan.

The second part of the episode will go online next Monday with Huang and Uncle Luke at Skebo's Kitchen BBQ, a barbecue stand in the parking lot of Club Lexx in Opa-Locka and the Conch Truck.

For the last part, airing February 25, Huang links up with Little Haiti's Chef Creole. The two talk Haitian cuisine and the immigrant experience before heading to Creole's house to meet his 12 kids and grill a whole pig. Then it's on to Sun Life Stadium for a pre-game tailgate.

The Miami episode is the first season's finale. No word yet whether Huang's show, which shares a title with his memoir, will be renewed for a second round.

"I really like the hood, there's a real community, those people are there, they grew up there [and] they live there," he said. "There are so many interesting native Miamians that I hope... get to own the city, do their thing and show the world what they have."

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Zachary Fagenson became the New Times Broward-Palm Beach restaurant critic in 2012 before taking up the post for Miami in 2014. He also works as a correspondent for Reuters.
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