Simply Ming

In the Emmy Award-winning series SIMPLY MING, host Ming Tsai prepares dishes using ingredients from his East-West pantry.Description to be provided

Joanne Chang

26m 46s

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.”


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    Fatima Ali

    S16 E1626 - 26m 46s

    Top Chef alum Fatima Ali joins Ming for some healthy cooking and eating. The main ingredient for their two dishes is chickpeas. Chef Ali makes a mustard seed shrimp with chickpea “chaat” salad, while Ming cooks up a chickpea tofu curry stew.

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    Jacques Pépin Special Episode

    S16 E1625 - 26m 46s

    Chef Jacques Pépin joins Ming in the kitchen for a cook-a-thon in honor of their dear friend Anthony Bourdain. In a real-time 30-minute cook-off, both chefs go head-to-head to choose ingredients and make some incredible dishes, Iron Chef style. From red snapper sashimi to a whole roasted red snapper —pork scaloppini to ratatouille — and an incredible banana crepe flambé with rum.

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    Michael Schlow

    S16 E1624 - 26m 46s

    Chef Michael Schlow, named the Best Chef of the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation, joins Ming to cook with shrimp. Chef Schlow makes a fantastic spicy shrimp with Calabrian chiles, pastina and green vegetables, while Ming follows that with a colorful and mouth-watering shrimp, mango, and watercress stir-fry.

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    Jamie Bissonnette

    S16 E1623 - 26m 46s

    James Beard Award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette comes back to the loft kitchen to sauté stroganoff two ways. Chef Bissonnette cooks up a chili beef stroganoff that will make your taste buds water. Ming counters that with a vegetarian tofu stroganoff that is delicious and healthy.

  • On the Road – Hudson Valley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Road – Hudson Valley

    S16 E1622 - 26m 46s

    Chef Ming is surrounded by apples as he goes to upstate New York to experience the captivating Hudson Valley. After visiting a traditional cider orchard, Ming meets up with the pioneer of Hudson Farm to Table Cooking, chef Ric Orlando. In the kitchen, they cook up a potato salad with apple chutney and goat cheese, and a ground pork and wonton soup with apple noodles.

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    On the Road – Riquewihr

    S16 E1621 - 26m 46s

    Ming travels to the small picturesque town of Riquewihr, France to learn how macaroons are made and then picks up some local wine and spätzle to add to his dish. Later, chef Dhanyanto “Danny” Darmawan makes spicy Indonesian pork knuckles and Ming cooks up ginger-soy braised pork knuckles with spicy spätzle.

  • On the Road – Heidelberg: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    On the Road – Heidelberg

    S16 E1620 - 26m 46s

    Ming heads to Heidelberg, Germany to cook with Michelin-star chef Mario Sauer. After a quick trip to the farmers market, Ming joins chef Sauer in the kitchen to cook up kohlrabi with wild herbs and chanterelle vinaigrette and an Asian ratatouille. Ming then makes a quick stop for some legendary chocolates called the Heidelberg student’s kiss.

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    Wines of the Rhine

    S16 E1619 - 26m 46s

    Ming travels to Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany. Heading to the vineyards via gondola, Ming explores the flavors of Rudesheim and meets chef Fritz Pilcher to cook some local char. Chef Pilcher makes potato fritters with river char tartar, garden greens, lemon dip, and caviar vinaigrette while Ming makes an arctic char with crispy skin and a foie gras sauce with brandy and cauliflower rice.

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    On the Road – Amsterdam II

    S16 E1618 - 26m 46s

    Ming heads to Amsterdam to cook with pickles from one of the best pickle makers in Amsterdam - Kesbeke Fine Pickles. Then Ming cooks alongside Michelin-star rated chef Ron Blaauw. Chef Blaauw cooks up smoked eel with brioche, egg salad, and Amsterdam pickles, while Ming makes a tempura beer-battered anchovies, pickles, pickled peppers, and lemons.

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    On the Road – Strasbourg

    S16 E1617 - 26m 46s

    Ming travels to Strasbourg, France. Ming adventures into the beautiful area of Petite France to learn how traditional gingerbread is made. He then meets up to cook with chef Romain Chassignet. who makes a traditional choucroute royale garnie with salted bacon and pork liver, while Ming cooks up a Szechuan wok-stirred cabbage with bacon.

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    On the Road – Amsterdam

    S16 E1616 - 26m 46s

    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.

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    On the Road – Cologne

    S16 E1615 - 26m 46s

    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.

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