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Simply Ming
On the Road in Canada: Tojo in Vancouver
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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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Guest Chef: Hidekazu Tojo

On the Road in Vancouver, Ming shops for fresh seafood with one of Vancouver’s most famous chefs, Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California Roll. Tojo takes Ming to his favorite fish store in Vancouver’s Chinatown, then on to buy some fresh Vancouver crab fresh off the boat near the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Together they cook up a seafood feast!

Tojo shares one his restaurant's featured dishes - Hosho Yaki (smoked & steamed sablefish). Ming also uses sablefish and creates a baked version "En Papillote" with Shiso, Scallions and Ginger. Lastly, Tojo shows Ming the secret of making his California Roll.

Recipes Sablefish with Herbs En Papillote Hosho Yaki Sablefish Tojo's California Roll



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Finkel, Hilary (Series Producer)
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