WGBH Openvault

Simply Ming; Hoisin/ Cranberries


Hoisin and Cranberries with Steven Tsai Anamorphic

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Simply Ming
Hoisin/ Cranberries
Program Number


Series Description

Ironically, Americans tend to complicate their lives in an effort to simplify them. In SIMPLY MING, chef Ming Tsai helps make the yearning for a more manageable lifestyle a reality. Tsai, experienced in classical French, new American and Pan-Asian cuisine, first introduced viewers to his unique blend of global culinary traditions in his Food Network series, East Meets West With Ming Tsai. In this new series for public television, Tsai provides a repertoire of very simple recipes which viewers can integrate into numerous dishes. Each of his flavor-packed sauces, salsas, pastes, rubs, stocks, syrups and doughs consists of fewer than seven ingredients, and each requires no more than 20 minutes to prepare. Guest include Martin Yan, Todd English, Jody Adams, Gordon Hamersley, Jasper White and others. 2004. Series release date: 2004

Program Description

Guest Chef: Stephen Tsai

Hoisin and cranberries are the East-West ingredients used to boost flavor in Ming’s recipes this week. This pair adds the right balance of sweet and tart to any dish. In the kitchen, Ming uses this master pair to create a bbq sauce that adds an Asian kick to a Southern favorite with his Oven-roasted Pork Ribs. Ming also fixes an “All-In-One” Cranberry-Hoisin-Chicken-Rice, a quick and simple dish that is sure to become a family favorite. Very special guest chef (and Ming’s Dad!) Stephen Tsai visits the studio to share his version of a traditional Chinese noodle dish, Ja Jian Mien.


Oven Roasted Pork Ribs with Hoisin-Cranberry BBQ sauce and Asian Coleslaw

Cranberry-Hoisin-Chicken Rice

Stephen Tsai's Ja Jian Mien



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Simply Ming; Hoisin/ Cranberries,” 01/12/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2CDD1AE18E3B4671B304B3D6BECE7F26.
MLA: “Simply Ming; Hoisin/ Cranberries.” 01/12/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2CDD1AE18E3B4671B304B3D6BECE7F26>.
APA: Simply Ming; Hoisin/ Cranberries. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2CDD1AE18E3B4671B304B3D6BECE7F26
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.