Tu Zongxing - Tu, Zongxing

Zongxing Tu

Biography

Tu began his cooking journey at the young age of 17. Tu is a chef with a list of accomplishment as diverse as the menu he serves at his restaurant, Yaso TangBao. His credentials include, but are not limited to, being the past executive chef at Joe Shanghai, being mentioned in The New York Times numerous times, and also being hailed as a celebrity chef in the Chinese chef circuit.

Tu began his cooking journey at the young age of 17. Tu is a chef with a list of accomplishment as diverse as the menu he serves at his restaurant, Yaso TangBao. His credentials include, but are not limited to, being the past executive chef at Joe Shanghai, being mentioned in The New York Times numerous times, and also being hailed as a celebrity chef in the Chinese chef circuit.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? All good seafood restaurants, as my parents' root were from a seaside village in China's Zhejiang Province. What is your ultimate meal? Ribs. What three things are always in your pantry? Ribs, seafood, and salt. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? I was a culinary teacher back to dates I was in Shanghai. I would be a teacher if I wasn't a chef. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? The person first invented using salt. What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? I enjoyed talking about Asian dishes' recipes with Chef Andrew Zimmern.