If you like eating food, watching TV or have ever been to New England, you're probably familiar with Ming Tsai.
But just in case, here's a short primer: He's a James Beard Award-winning chef, an author and a television host, most famous for his Blue Ginger restaurant and "Simply Ming" cooking show.
Now, he'll send some of his greatest hits straight to your door via his new partnership with Goldbelly.
And while you never need an excuse to eat well, there are a few food-having opportunities on the upcoming calendar, should you need some inspiration. We're talking Lunar New Year, the Super Bowl and Valentine's Day—yes, all occasions made better by noodles and potstickers.
Some of the featured dishes serve a couple people, while others are made for serving a crowd. If you're just feeding yourself or making dinner for two, try the Chicken Chow Mein. Stir-fried noodles are studded with chicken, bell peppers, zucchini, ginger and garlic, tossed in a savory sauce and topped with sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
The Lobster and Pork Fried Rice feeds eight to 10 and includes an easy-to-assemble kit with lobster, pork, zucchini, edamame and sauce. Mings Bings are hand-held pockets stuffed with plant-based fillings in flavors like Fiesta, Cheeseburger, and Buffalo Cauliflower. You might as well get a bunch of those to keep on hand when you have guests over or snack cravings arise.
The smart play is to dabble in a little of everything above, and then also get a 36-pack of potstickers. Do that and you'll be face-to-face with 12 of each variety: Red Roast Duck, Braised Short Rib and Sriracha Chicken, plus three dipping sauces on the side.
Order a truckload of Ming Tsai's food, and you'll have one less thing to think about at your next gathering.
Just remember to look up from your plate once in a while.