MIAMI, May 14, 2019 – Chef Jon Ashton and Crystal Cruises’ Chef Tee Swe Sem (executive chef for Crystal Serenity’s Silk Kitchen & Bar) are teaming up to create an indulgent take on a classic Chinese favorite, inspired by the flavors found in American Samoa. During the award-winning ship’s visit to Pago Pago, Chef Ashton joined local food expert Paula Stevenson-McDonald for an in-depth glimpse into the culinary customs of the island, which are highlighted in the latest episode of “Crystal Cruises Presents: A Culinary Journey Hosted by Jon Ashton,” now available for viewing on the Crystal Insider blog.
In the video, viewers can follow along as Jon explores the various versions of sapa sui, Samoa’s take on the Chinese classic chop suey. Fresh coconut, curry, seafood and vegetables inspire a brand-new dish created for Silk aboard Crystal Serenity – lobster potsticker with coconut crepe.
Visiting an array of locales around the world with Crystal Serenity, the “Culinary Journey” video series features local chefs, farmers and expert guides showcasing the signature dishes – and tips for preparing them – in an array of locales, taking him and viewers off the beaten paths into the heart of each place’s culinary spirit. The videos air every two weeks, published on Crystal’s Crystal Insider blog and Crystal Cruises’ YouTube channel.
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