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Ming Tsai with Guest Kristen Kish

On this episode of simply Ming, we're cooking at home with Top Chef winner Kristen Kish. Kristen's worked at high profile restaurants across the country, including Menton in Boston and Arlo Grey in Austin, Texas. This week, it's all about seafood. Kristen cooks a delicious Crispy Rice with Crab, Bacon, and a Saffron Aioli. Ming follows that up with a Tuna Poke with Avocado Lime Puree.

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On The Road In Hawaii: Isaac Boncaco

On this episode, Ming is on the road in Hawaii. His first stop finds him in Maui where he visits the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm. He is then joined by former Sous Chef at Blue Ginger now Executive Chef at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Isaac Bancaco. Isaac competed as Ming's sous chef on Iron Chef America defeating Bobby Flay in his first defeat on home soil. As a "Top Young Chef to Watch" by Travel Age West in 2011 and only chef in the Pacific Business News' 2014 Top 40 under 40, he pays tribute to his Maui roots Ka'ana Kitchen at the Andaz Maui in Wailea.

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Sarah Grueneberg

Michelin star and James Beard Award-winner, chef Sarah Grueneberg comes in from Chicago to join Ming in his loft kitchen. Sarah whips up a tortelli verdi, her restaurant Monteverde's signature dish, while Ming makes a garlic chive wonton with a double ginger chicken broth. 

  • 2020-09-25T09:00:00-07:00
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Bryan Caswell

This week on "Simply Ming," Houston chef Bryan Caswell joins us. Recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit as one of Texas's top chefs, Caswell barbecues a blackened black sea bass on the half shell with Swiss chard and a field pea saute. Next, Ming dishes up a crispy whole black sea bass. It's all happening this week on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-09-27T07:30:00-07:00
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Ivan Orkin

This week on "Simply Ming," chef Ivan Orkin, known as the American authority on all things ramen, joins Ming to make just that - ramen. Chef Orkin shows how to make a simple 30-minute at-home version of shoyu ramen - a dish that typically takes three days to prepare in his restaurant. Ming then counters with a quick vegetable ramen. Making ramen simple and easy, two ways, right here on "Simply Ming."

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On The Road In Hawaii: Ed Kenney

On this episode of Simply Ming, Ming's second stop in Hawaii finds him in Oahu with three-time James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Ed Kenney. Island-born and raised, Ed trained at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific's Culinary Arts Program and trained in some of Honolulu's top restaurants. Ed opened TOWN in 2005, followed by Downtown at the HiSAM, Uptown Events, Kaimuku Superette, Food Shed Community Kitchen, Mud Hen Water, and most recently Mahina & Sun's. His restaurants are lively gatherin gplaces guided by the mantra, "local first, organic whenever possible, with aloha always".

  • 2020-10-02T04:00:00-07:00
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Billy Dec

This week on "Simply Ming," Emmy Award-winning actor, producer, and restauranteur Billy Dec joins Ming in the kitchen to share some flavors from his Philippines roots. Billy cooks up a classic adobo pork belly bao with oozing fried egg, while Ming follows with a vegetarian version of an apple tofu bao. Asian comfort foods, two ways, right here on "Simply Ming."

  • 2020-10-02T09:00:00-07:00
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Akhtar Nawab

This week on "Simply Ming," chef Akhtar Nawab, recently honored with the Bib Gourmand distinction from the 2018 Michelin Guide, stops by Ming's loft to cook with delectable mushrooms. Akhtar makes a hearty mushroom Bolognese with homemade ligurian corzetti pasta, while Ming follows with wok-stirred maitake mushrooms atop a scallion noodle cake. Its East meets West, meets Italy - with these mushroom dishes, this week on Simply Ming.

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On The Road In Hawaii: Mom & Pops

On this episode of Simply Ming, Ming is On the Road in Hawaii! His fourth stop finds him in Honolulu with his parents- Mom & Pops. An all-time favorite, Ming's parents join him in the kitchen to make a Lilikoi Kir Royale, Kuo Ro with Steamed Buns and Sambal Dipping Sauce and Shredded Potatoes. It's one great episode filled with fantastic family stories and delicious food!

  • 2020-10-09T04:00:00-07:00
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Ken Oringer

This week on "Simply Ming," Ming's longtime friend and James Beard Best Chef of the Northeast Ken Oringer, joins him in the loft to work with a New England staple - fresh oysters from off the shores of Massachusetts. Ken makes a mouthwatering Thai sausage with oyster aioli and Ming rivals that with butter poached oysters with lapchong salsa. It's oysters two ways this week on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-10-09T09:00:00-07:00
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Joanne Chang

This week on "Simply Ming," Joanne Chang, the mastermind behind Boston's wildly popular Flour bakery shops, stops in for a day of desserts. Joanne makes an amazing passion fruit and raspberry Pavlova, while Ming follows up with a light, delectable, and dairy-free isle flottante or "floating island." Get that sweet tooth ready for this week's episode of Simply Ming!

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Ming Tsai with Guest Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern the man known for tracking the world's most bizarre foods joins Ming in his loft kitchen. Andrew cooks up a Shrimp Etouffee, and Ming follows that up with one of his favorites he makes at home: a Classic Salt and Pepper Head on Shrimp served over rice. It's shrimp two ways on this episode of Simply Ming.

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Jay Hajj

This week on "Simply Ming," Boston chef Jay Hajj swings by to cook up some savory tastes from the Middle East. Chef Hajj prepares three different kinds of Lebanese flatbread called manakish, each with a delicious and unique topping. Ming follows that with a savory Japanese pancake called okonomiyaki and tops it with ground lamb. This week we are moving across the globe, right here at home, on this episode of Simply Ming.

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On The Road - Cologne

This week, Ming's on the road in beautiful Cologne, Germany. After a quick visit to the spectacular Cologne Cathedral, Ming heads over to Wurst Case Scenario Restaurant to meet up with chef Rene Stessel, who shows Ming how to makes liver sausages. Then they cook up a storm, as chef Stessel makes an Austrian blutwurst with potatoes dish, and Ming follows with a spicy sausage fried rice.

  • 2020-10-19T09:00:00-07:00
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Ming Tsai with Guest Jacques Pepin

World-renowned host and chef Jacques Pepin joins Ming at home this week on Simply Ming. Jacques starts off by making an Arctic Char with Tomato and Mini Savory Cheesecakes. Ming does his own version of Arctic Char, poaching it in olive oil and serving it up on one of his favorites: sushi rice cakes. It's all happening this week on Simply Ming.

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On The Road - Amsterdam

This week on "Simply Ming," chef Rudolph van Veen joins Ming in beautiful downtown Amsterdam to taste some fantastic Indonesian food and cook up some incredible Indonesian desserts. Chef Ming makes a delicious gingered mango-pineapple galette while chef van Veen whips up a traditional Indonesian speck cake. It's all right here on Simply Ming.

  • 2020-10-23T09:00:00-07:00
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