Cooking comes naturally for some- Ming Tsai grew up working in his family’s restaurant Mandarin Kitchen.
Ming attended Yale University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. At the same time he also spent a summer at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Ming apprenticed under a variety of cooking styles including a pastry chef in Paris and a sushi master in Kobayashi. From his experience working on his family’s restaurant as he grew up he also got experience working both front of house and back of house in a restaurant.
Ming Tsai brought his Asian fusion style to the Food Network channel where he hosted the 30-minute show East Meets West with Ming Tsai. On East Meets West Ming demonstrated to viewers his Asian-European fusion cuisine. He also hosted a cooking adventure series for The Food Network called Ming’s Quest. In addition to his own shows, he has made multiple appearances on episodes of Top Chef and Next Iron Chef.
Ming proudly endorses ceramic knives manufactured by Kyocera Advanced Ceramics. Ming often used ceramic knives and tools on his television shows and in his restaurant.
During the Beijing Olympics Ming appeared on NBC’s Today show as an Asian Fusion Cuisine Celebrity Chef Expert to help give information on food customs and traditions in China.
In addition to his television shows and appearances Ming has written four cookbooks: Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming Tsai, Simply Ming, Ming’s Master Recipes, and Simply Ming One-Pot Meals.
Ming Tsai and his wife own a restaurant Wellesley, Massachusetts, Blue Ginger.
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