Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by host Ming Tsai and another by a nationally renowned guest chef. Once again, Ming and his guests must design and improvise a meal “on the fly” with items found in Ming’s East-West pantry, along with a few surprise ingredients. Guests include: Masaharu Morimoto, Grant Achatz, Jamie Bissonnette, Jody Adams, Ace of Cakes’Duff Goldman, Todd English and Top Chefchampion Kristen Kish. During the second half of the season, Ming leaves the studio behind and hits the road to visit some of his favorite chefs on-location in Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Whether trying to feed a hungry family, cooking after a long day of work or entertaining friends, SIMPLY MING demonstrates the ease of cooking seasonal, healthy, quick and delicious meals.