Jonathan Yao

Corn Potage
Rating: Unrated
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Thick corn soup is a Taiwanese lunch-box staple; at Kato in Los Angeles, Best New Chef Jonathan Yao also borrows from congees and egg drops for his luxe rendition, which surrounds a brilliant yellow, oil-poached egg yolk. A riff on Taiwanese corn soup, Yao’s Corn Potage soothes with its deep flavor and silky-smooth texture.
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Fortified Soy Sauce
Rating: Unrated
New!
Infused with bonito flakes, kombu, and nutritional yeast, this Fortified Soy Sauce is an umami quintuple-threat from Best New Chef Jonathan Yao. At Kato in Los Angeles, Yao uses the sauce to make the broth of his Steamed Fish with Soy Broth. While you’ll only need a couple of teaspoons of the sauce for the fish, we loved having it around to enrich marinades and noodle dishes.
Steamed Fish with Soy Broth
Rating: Unrated
New!
At Kato in Los Angeles, Best New Chef Jonathan Yao’s modern takes on Taiwanese dishes include this delicate Steamed Fish with Soy Broth, which balances aromatics like ginger and scallion with the seafood’s mellow sweetness. Yao finishes the delicate steamed fish with a pour of hot oil, which gently cooks the scallion garnish, releasing its aroma. While you’ll only need a couple of teaspoons of the Fortified Soy Sauce, we loved having it around to enrich marinades and noodle dishes. The electric-green ginger-and-scallion oil improves everything it touches, from salad dressings to cold noodles.
Ginger-Scallion Oil
Rating: Unrated
New!
The electric-green ginger-and-scallion oil from Best New Chef Jonathan Yao improves everything it touches, from salad dressings to cold noodles. At Kato in Los Angeles, Yao drizzles the oil over Steamed Fish with Soy Broth.