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Simply Ming
On the Road in Japan: Street Foods
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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

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From Osaka to Tokyo, Street food is everywhere on the road in Japan. From yakitori to fresh crab, pork offal to takoyaki – Host Ming Tsai experiences some of the best of the day and night time street foods that both Osaka and Tokyo have to offer.



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Simply Ming; On the Road in Japan: Street Foods,” 10/25/2013, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EEE5A3C2A2834FAB9F3A3770C361F5FC.
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