Jon Yao

Chef/Owner of Kato

Michelin-Starred Chef
Livestreamed from Los Angeles, CA
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About the Host

Chef Jon Yao is the owner of L.A.’s scorching hot Taiwanese restaurant, Kato. A California native of Chinese descent, Chef Yao was on his way to a future in law when his parents recognized a need that they felt he could help them with: starting a lunchbox service for college students. Having honed his craft in the kitchens at Alma in L.A. and Benu and Coi in San Francisco, Chef Yao had the expertise to help launch this business—and it took off. Before he knew it, the lunchbox service had evolved into a brick-and- mortar restaurant that was honored with a Michelin star and named Los Angeles Times' #1 restaurant in the city. Did we mention that Chef Yao was named a finalist for James Beard's "Rising Star Chef" Award for the past 3 consecutive years and won Food & Wine's "Best New Chef" Award?

About the Class

In this chefstream, Chef Yao livestreamed from his home kitchen, as he taught us how to cook two of his favorite signature dishes: Tomato Eggs with garlic and soy sauce, and Noodles with pork and dan dan sauce. And, as is the case at every chefstream, he answered questions from attendees throughout the evening and participated in an extended Q&A to close out the night!

What does my purchase get me?

In addition to getting unlimited viewing access to the on-demand recording of this class, where Chef Yao demonstrated how to cook both dishes and answered plenty of questions from attendees, you will receive access to the companion Recipe Book PDF, which outlines step-by-step cooking instructions, kitchen equipment, and a detailed list of all ingredients needed to make each dish.

What will we be making?

Tomato Eggs with garlic and soy sauce

Noodles with pork and dan dan sauce (or sub beef, chicken, or turkey for the pork)

How long does this class take?

From start to finish, this class ran 1hr 24min.

What will the yield be?

2 servings of each dish.

What kitchen equipment, appliances, and utensils will be used?
  • Large pot
  • Large sauté pan
  • Medium sauté pan
  • Medium saucepan
  • Blender or food processor
  • Colander
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowls for ingredients
  • Sharp knife & cutting board
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Microplane or grater
  • Spatula or turner
What ingredients will be needed?

In addition to the following kitchen staples – granulated sugar, kosher salt, neutral oil (e.g. canola or vegetable), and soy sauce – Chef Yao recommends acquiring the following ingredients listed below:

  • Black vinegar
  • Chili oil or chili crisp - optional
  • Chinese style noodles
  • Cilantro
  • Eggs
  • Flake sea salt (optional)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ground pork, beef, chicken, or turkey
  • Rice vinegar
  • Scallion
  • Sesame seeds
  • Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • Sichuan peppercorns
  • Tahini
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Tomatoes

*Note, after purchasing your ticket, you will be emailed a detailed grocery list with quantities of each ingredient needed from the list above.