Catch Cecilia Chang

Win tickets to see a new documentary about the famed SF restaurateur

Before Cecilia Chang, you'd have been hard-pressed to find Peking duck or pot stickers on a restaurant menu. Or even pantry items like sesame oil in the market.

But ever since 95-year-old Chang opened the legendary (and, sadly, now closed) The Mandarin in San Francisco in 1968, we Americans have eaten well, feasting on the northern Chinese delicacies she grew up with, such as plump prawns strewn with walnuts, hot-and-sour soup and tiny morsels of squab and water chestnuts wrapped in crisp lettuce.

Chang's been called the mother of Chinese cooking and the Julia Child of Chinese cuisine by Alice Waters. Now, she is the star of The Joy Luck Club director Wayne Wang's upcoming documentary, Soul of a Banquet (watch the trailer), and two lucky New Yorkers can snag free tickets to a NYC screening with the famed restaurateur.

Simply tweet your favorite Chinese dish to @TastingTableNYC and @oscopelabs with this link, and you'll be entered to win two tickets for you and a friend on October 20 at the Bruce Cost Ginger Ale Factory (see official rules).