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“The Best Dumplings in Los Angeles” – LA Times
Shirley Chung’s Ms. Chi showcases “Top Chef” alum Chef Shirley Chung’s passion for progressive Chinese American cuisine. Every dish at Ms. Chi showcases Chung’s unique culinary creations inspired by traditional authentic northern-style cuisine. Chef Shirley’s personality shines in the house-made Mr. Chi Chinese Top Chef winning dish –Jumbo Cheeseburger Potstickers with a tomato bacon jam. While the menu may be cheeky and modern, don’t be mistaken. Ms. Chi’s is fine dining in a casual disguise. Here they only utilize the highest quality local fresh produce and spices and everything is house-made including their dumpling wrappers, sauces, and more. Every bite is an exuberant taste of the future of Chinese-American food.


You’re invited to join us for our latest Goldbelly LIVE! cook-along with Chef Shirley Chung! A favorite on “Top Chef” & a force in the Los Angeles food scene, Shirley’s famed & wildly popular Ms. Chi embodies her passion for progressive Chinese American cuisine & showcases her unique culinary creations. In this interactive event, you will not only get to master the art of making delicious dumplings by hand, but LA’s Dumpling Mafia Queen Chef Shirley will also share Lunar New Year traditions and personal family memories with you while chatting about her new NFT!

This limited-edition meal kit will take you on a culinary journey, as you master the art of dumpling making with three different styles. This dumpling party is a hand-on cooking experience & delicious fun for all ages! We will make Ms. Chi’s Lucky Golden Chicken Jiaozi and her “Best Vegan Dumplings” (according to the LA Times) to start, and finish by making sweet and gooey Tang Yuan sweet mochi dumplings with black sesame filling—all from scratch! Join us for this special-edition Lunar New Year event—and get ready to eat all the dumplings to bring luck & prosperity in the Year of the Tiger!

The new book by Shirley Chung

Chinese Heritage Cooking From My American Kitchen: Discover Authentic Flavors with Vibrant, Modern Recipes

From growing up in Beijing to attending culinary school in California, to making her name in the restaurant world and on Top Chef, today Shirley Chung is dishing out new and dazzlingly delicious takes on Chinese cuisine. These recipes are fresh and inspired, yet approachable for home cooks. Here are a few you won’t want to miss: Sweet-and-Sour Baby Back Ribs, Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with Kumquat Mustard, Scallion Pancakes with Hazelnut Pesto, Seared Scallops with Spicy Black Bean Sauce, Spinach Egg Drop Soup and Beijing-Style Hot Pot.

These recipes use simple ingredients and techniques, but have the standout flavor and texture you expect from top-notch restaurants—no wok required! Plus you’ll find fascinating history and chef’s tips tucked away in the headnotes and instructions that will make you a better cook. Shirley brings the same lively energy to her book that made her a fan-favorite on Top Chef. She’ll make you excited to cook, and her recipes—each with a gorgeous photograph—will have you drooling over the pages. With Shirley in your kitchen, every meal becomes a fun and delicious celebration.