Ming Tsai Shop
Boston, MA
Inspired East-West Dishes by Ming Tsai

"Best Chef, Northeast"


The James Beard Foundation

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Over the past two decades, America’s East-West food icon Ming Tsai has become a household dinner-table name with his creative, Asian-influenced cooking and hospitality. The James Beard and Emmy award-winning chef, author, and TV host, is behind Wellesley, MA's iconic Blue Ginger, Boston Asian gastropub Blue Dragon, and the show Simply Ming.

About The Food

Ming Tsai’s vibrant, globally influenced cuisine combines Asian and French cooking techniques into an East-West style and philosophy. East-West is the harmonious blending of Eastern ingredients and techniques with Western ingredients and techniques. It is an exciting way to eat, featuring plays of texture, temperature, sour, salty, spicy and sweet. His famous Potstickers (Beef Bulgogi & Sambal Chicken), shipped with accompanying dipping sauces and ready for pan-frying, are off the charts! And the “PekingDucken,” a collaboration with the Gourmet Butcher Block in NOLA (home of the All-Madden Turducken), is the perfect example of Ming’s ability to transform something familiar into a revelation. This "Asian-Cajun" version of the Turducken features juicy chicken, squab and Peking duck, separated by layers of Asian sticky rice mixed with crawfish etouffee, and is ready for roasting in your oven. All we can say is...WOW.

Meet The Owner

Ming Tsai is a James Beard and Emmy award-winning chef, author and TV personality. Ming is the leading face of East-West cooking across the US. His cuisine is showcased in his Boston restaurant Blue Dragon, awarded one of Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants in the U.S. in 2013.

Along with Food, Ming’s other passion is helping to provide financial relief and heartfelt support to families with a child or young adult who is fighting cancer, through the Family Reach organization. As supporter and President, National Advisory Board of Family Reach, Ming has helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for this incredible organization. Other philanthropic organizations that Ming supports include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chefs for Humanity, Common Threads, Cradles to Crayons and the Cam Neely Foundation.


"Best Chef, Northeast"


The James Beard Foundation

Blue Ginger named "Best New Restaurant"


Boston Magazine

"Chef of the Year"


Esquire Magazine

"Best New Restaurant" Nominee


The James Beard Foundation

Shipping Days
Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Simply Ming

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering FREE GROUND SHIPPING.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING - If your shipping address is reachable from Simply Ming via UPS Ground service within 1 days (as indicated by the yellow zone in the shipping map, orange for the PekingDucken only), you will receive FREE SHIPPING.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach (as indicated in the shipping map), you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 29.95 for UPS Next Day Air Saver upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rate above will be applied per shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska is now available from Simply Ming. Service to Hawaii and outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 12:00 Noon (ET) Monday through Thursday can be shipped that day for arrival the next day; orders placed after 12:00 Noon (ET) can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected:

Ground Shipping (Overnight) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 1 day, they will be presented with Free Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - If the shipping address is not reachable overnight via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air and will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon.

UPS Next Day - Your package will be delivered the following morning after it ships, in most cases by noon. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day service is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for Next Day Air only, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total cost of $59.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Simply Ming is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Prep & Care


EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Large sauté pan (non-stick preferable) with lid

STORE: The Potstickers have been frozen before shipping and will arrive frozen or partially thawed. If you plan to enjoy your Potstickers within 2 days, store in your refrigerator in their original packaging; otherwise, freeze for up to 2 weeks (in original packaging). Defrost overnight in your refrigerator.


1. Carefully remove potstickers from packaging. In a large sauté pan, add ⅛ inch of water to cover the bottom of the pan. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil for every 12 potstickers.

2. Arrange the potstickers, flat side down, in the pan. Work in batches, if necessary, to not overcrowd. Place the sauté pan over medium-high heat and cover. Cook 6-8 minutes, until all water evaporates.

3. Gently shake the pan with the lid on to make sure all water is evaporated. Carefully remove the lid, opening lid away from you to avoid splatter, and continue to cook 45-60 seconds, until bottom of postickers become crisp. Using a thin metal spatula, flip one potsticker over to make sure bottom is crispy; if not, cook until crispy.

SERVE: Transfer potstickers to a plate, crispy side up, and serve with corresponding sauce.

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