About Ming Tsai

Ming's love of cooking was forged in his early years. Raised in Dayton, he spent hours cooking alongside his parents at Mandarin Kitchen.


  • Best Chef: Northeast
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Restaurant
    James Beard Foundation
  • Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Culinary Show
    Simply Ming
  • 50 Best Restaurants
    Boston Magazine
  • America's Top Restaurants
    Zagat Survey
  • Best New Restaurants (Blue Dragon)
    Esquire magazine

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Turf-n-Turf. Spiced Chicken Thighs and Black Peppered NY Strips #GotMeat"
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"Oui chef, l’escargot..."
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"Simple, tasty, good for you."
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"I am so blessed to be a chef. The most amazing display of respect and love for the legendary @paulbocuse_officiel There will never be a gathering of this many starred chefs. Merci bien Mon Paul for raising the bar and helping @teamusa win Gold @bocusedor @mentorbkb It was exactly 1 year yesterday when @mathewdpeters won! #RIP"
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From My Menu