Chef Ming Tsai is appearing on Netflix’s Iron Chef: Quest For An Iron Legend. Alton Brown from Iron Chef America is returning as a host whereas former Top Chef Kristen Kish is joining him as a co-host. Ming Tsai along with four new Iron Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, and Gabriela Cámara are the chefs competing with each other.
To briefly introduce Ming, he holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Yale. He polished his cooking skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. He holds many titles and recognition such as Best Chef: Northeast from the James Beard Foundation and Chef of the Year from Esquire.
But, his fans are also interested to learn more about his family life. Below, you’ll get updates on his wife while overly focusing on his two sons. This article covers their age, job, and current residence.
Who Are Ming Tsai Sons?
Emmy award-winning chef Ming Tsai had two sons with his wife Polly Talbot who he married in 1996. The family was embroiled in turmoil when Polly was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in October 2017. During this difficult time, Ming and his sons stayed together and stood by his wife’s side hoping for the better.
Polly is reportedly undergoing a pill treatment the cost of which is estimated to be $17,000.
Based on the recent post, Polly appears to be doing well. On Mother’s Day 2022, Ming shared a snap that was taken during a hike. He posted, “Happy Mother’s Day!!! The most amazing mom that taught our boys the most important thing, Be Kind (and women are smarter) May we continue exploring new trails and living each day to its fullest……love you”.
He also featured her in March 2022 as the chef celebrated International Women’s Day. Along with a picture of his wife, he added, “Celebrating @internationalwomensday The most courageous, beautiful, witty and fun partner anyone could have. The best mom and wife, more each day…”
Likewise, Ming’s beloved sons are also very close to his heart. On the occasion of Father’s Day, he posted, “These 2 boys are my best recipe!! The proudest thing I have ever done was father these kinds, caring, loving, smart, respectful (eye-contact-when firmly-shaking-your-hand-and-toasting) talented, hard-working, and just plain fun children. I am so grateful to be your father! Everyday is #fathersday #attitudeofgratitude #bekind”.
On National Sons Day 2020, he wished his two boys, “Happy #nationalsonsday I am so lucky, blessed and proud to have these 2 boys in my life! @tsai.guy @enterjohngalt #bekind #heard”.
Ming grew up with one household rule “Everyone tries once. If you don’t like it, no worries”. While speaking to CookingLight, he revealed that he raised his sons and they lived by the same rules. Although he has encouraged his sons to enjoy life with an open palate he admitted that if either of his sons chose to be a chef, he would be on proud father.
Meet Ming Tsai Son, Henry Tsai
Henry, Ming Tsai’s younger son, knows what he likes when it comes to food. He likes anything with soy sauce, my restaurant’s crispy calamari, pot stickers, Nai-Nai’s spring rolls, any vegetable (as long as it is cooked with garlic and/or onions), all stir-fried noodles and rice dishes, and all land creatures.
Ming explained that Henry has an amazing palate, which begins with his ultra-sensitive nose. He told a story to CookLight, that once, at age 6, Henry smelled a wine he was swirling and sniffing, and pronounced that he detected “cooked cherries”.
Ming said, “Henry had never smelled cooked cherries! He had extrapolated from eating the raw fruit. I like to think he has a chef’s soul”.
Unlike David, Henry doesn’t fancy chicken feet.
Henry Tsai Age
Reportedly born in 2002, Henry Tsai is 20 years old (as of 2022).
Henry Tsai Job
Henry Tsai is an actor by profession. He appeared as George in “The Bridge of Birds” by Eden Treiman, a junior majoring in theatre and narrative studies. The play was a modern retelling of a Korean folktale and explores interesting themes of family, love, and loss. The production was showcased at Brand New Theatre at USC.
He also has an IMDB profile. According to his profile, he received credit as a kitchen assistant on his father’s show Simply Ming.
Henry is currently attending the University of Southern California where he is studying Acting and is expected to graduate in 2025.
Is Henry Tsai Married?
No, Henry Tsai isn’t married as of June 2022.
Meet Ming Tsai Son, David Tsai
David Tsai, the older son of Ming Tsai, was born with food allergies (soy, wheat, dairy, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, and eggs, although they subsided). David grew up to become a more adventuresome eater. Plus, he even loves chicken feet.
David Tsai Age
Born in 2000, David Tsai turned 22 years old in 2022.
David Tsai Job
According to his LinkedIn, the very first job David Tsai did was working as a counselor at Camp Cobbossee for Boys in 2018 for three months. Then, he started working as a busser/host at Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet.
In June 2019, David joined Pinnacle Squash as a Head Counselor. Whereas, from March 2020 to August 2020, he worked for Yankee Trader Seafood Factory as Food Service Worker. His LinkedIn also revealed that he has worked at Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies as Research Assistant.
From February to May 2021, David interned at The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations. This was followed by a Research Assistant job at
From April 2021 to February 2022, he worked at Environmental Law Institute as a research assistant.
In March 2022, David worked for Strategic Insight Group (SIG) as an Analyst.
David is currently getting an education at Ming’s alma mater Yale University. There, he is studying History and Economics. In 2021, he joined the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University.
He completed his high school education at Phillips Academy in 2018.
Is David Tsai Married?
No, David Tsai isn’t married in 2022.
Where Do Ming Tsai Sons Live?
While, Ming Tsai’s son Henry Tsai is living in Los Angeles, California, his brother David Tsai is living in New Haven, Connecticut.
Do Ming Tsai Sons Have A Sister?
Ming Tsai’s sons don’t have any sisters.
Are Ming Tsai Sons On Instagram?
Yes, Chef Ming Tsai’s sons are on Instagram. Find David’s IG here, and click this link for Henry’s IG.