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Ed Schoenfeld, Impresario of Chinese Cuisine, Dies at 72

Mr. Schoenfeld became obsessed with Chinese food early on.

“I must have been 11 or 12 when I first went to the Great Shanghai on Broadway and 102nd Street,” he told the website Serious Eats in 2018. “I remember having my first spring roll! Not an egg roll — this was thinner and more delicate.”

In his teens he ate weekly at Shun Lee Dynasty, which had opened in 1965, and embarked on a strenuous program of self-education. He studied with Grace Chu, whose cooking classes and cookbooks introduced generations of New Yorkers to the subtleties of Chinese cuisine, and

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Ying Jing Ma, acclaimed chef of Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, dies at 59 | Off the Menu







Chef Ma's Chinese Gourmet (copy)

A photograph of chef Ying Jing Ma overlooks the dining room Feb. 8, 2017, at Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant in Overland. 




Ying Jing Ma, whose singular cooking in an erstwhile Taco Bell in Overland won him devoted customers and critical acclaim, died Aug. 4.

Ma was 59. The cause of death was not available.

The Hong Kong native made his name in St. Louis with Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, which opened in 2015 at 2336 Woodson Road, a former Taco Bell building that has since housed several independent restaurants.

In the restaurant’s original

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