Podcast 73: Chef Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai is a James Beard and Emmy Award Winning chef, author, and TV Host/Producer.  When I spoke at Wellesley in 2012 I tried to have dinner at his restaurant Blue Ginger, where I’d been hearing about his signature Garlic Black Pepper Lobster dish.

chef, chinese, asian, asian-american

I’ve still never eaten his food, but we did hang out at the C-100 Conference.


In this podcast, we talk about what food was like growing up, how it feels being one of the few Asian faces on television, racism, and his views on what he calls “Con-Fusion Cuisine.”

Show Notes:

  • Other Asian Chefs on TV: Roy Choi, Martin Yan
  • Goubuli Baozi
  • Shooting the 14th Season of Simply Ming (<—check out Season 13!)
  • Ming’s Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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