Portrait of Ming Tsai
Portrait of Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai

Chef Tsai is a James Beard & Emmy Award-Winning chef, philanthropist, T.V. personality, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of award-winning restaurants, author of five cookbooks, and current host/executive producer of PBS-TV's Simply Ming. In 2022, Chef Tsai became Iron Chef Tsai as he joined the cast of 5 world-class chefs in the Netflix series Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Chef Tsai is the foremost interpreter of East-West cooking. He has always been a believer that "you are what you eat" and that food is medicine.

Experience: Chef Ming Tsai has over 40 years of experience. Chef Tsai hosts and executive produces the PBS cooking show, Simply Ming, just completing its 18th season. Chef Tsai is a leading voice for stop AAPI hate initiatives, a chef ambassador for World Central Kitchen, and is the Chairman of the National Advisory Board for Family Reach, helping raise over 10 million dollars for the foundation since 2012. In 2020, Chef Tsai founded MingsBings: a nationally recognized, award-winning, consumer-packaged goods startup. In 2022, Chef Tsai became Iron Chef Tsai as he joined the cast of 5 world-class chefs in the Netflix series Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.

 
Vegetarian Red Curry Noodles
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This dish is a great showcase for the flavors of Southeast Asia: It's spicy, tart, creamy and slightly sweet. Use the extra curry as a marinade or pan sauce for chicken or pork. Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes
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Ming Tsai adds a bottle of Riesling to the ribs as they cook so that the slight sweetness of the wine will balance the smoky Lapsang Souchong tea and spicy chiles in the rub on the meat.Plus: More Beef Recipes and Tips
When making crab cakes, it's customary to keep the crabmeat in chunks. Here, it's best to break up some of the meat to keep the crisp patties together.Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips
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Shrimp Mousse
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 Amazing Seafood Recipes
When making crab cakes, it's customary to keep the crabmeat in chunks. Here, it's best to break up some of the meat to keep the crisp patties together.Plus: More Seafood Recipes and Tips
Shrimp Mousse
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 Amazing Seafood Recipes
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Hot-and-Sour Shrimp Soup
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Growing up, Ming Tsai loved the flavors of traditional Chinese hot-and-sour soup, but he didn't like the heavy texture. This is his riff on that soup, with a much lighter and tangier broth. More Chinese Recipes
Hoisin Pork Sandwiches
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Tender glazed roasted pork and a tangy cabbage slaw come together in Ming Tsai's delicious sandwich. If you like to travel light, with food that's not too high in fat, this sandwich is perfect.Plus: More Pork Recipes and Tips
Five-Spice Roasted Chicken
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Ming Tsai, chef and owner of Blue Ginger, outside Boston, cuts his aromatic roasted chicken into eight easy-to-eat pieces and serves it with his tasty Asian Sweet Potato SaladPlus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips
Dim Sum Dipping Sauce
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A recipe from Ming Tsai, from the 2007 Classic in Aspen. Ming Tsai: Pot StickersPlus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips
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Cranberry Teriyaki Glaze
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A recipe from Ming Tsai, from the 2007 Classic in Aspen. Ming Tsai: Favorite Kitchen ToolPlus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide
Cardamom Pots de Crème
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This is Ming Tsai's Eastern take on a classic French recipe; the cardamom adds a warm, sweet, spicy flavor to this creamy dessert.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders
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At his Boston gastropub, Blue Dragon, star chef Ming Tsai will serve these Asian-accented sliders. They’re based on a recipe his mother made for him when he was young: She’d fill his thermos with the chile-sauce-and-ginger-flavored ground meat and include the slider buns in his lunch box. “Everyone at school wanted them, so I’d usually trade a little slider for a complete lunch,” says Tsai. Slideshow: Comfort Food Classics