It is PappaRich o’clock here at Nessy Eater and besides telling you readers a wide range of delicious food, Nessy Eater girl was very lucky to join Poh Ling Yeow for lunch. It’s a long story of how I first met Poh. Back in 2009 when Poh first appeared on a reality television series called MasterChef Australia I think that’s where I fell in love with this girl. She was my first girl crush I’ve ever encountered. Poh being the beauty queen on television and me avoiding homework just so I can watch her battle it out in the kitchen was something I truly never regretted as a teen. Having a long history of being one of Poh’s fans, I never thought this fan girl would ever experience her cooking, but I did. Click here. To top it with Poh cooking dinner for Nessy Eater girl the next thing we knew was we were joining lunch with her and other fun food bloggers at PappaRich Parramatta. We made sure we spent every single second with her!
PappaRich Feast with Poh Ling Yeow ahead! READ ON!!!
The line at PappaRich Parramatta is normal on a Saturday.
What’s on the menu you Pappa?
Okay…so having lunch with Poh meant it was an obligation to bring our appetite along and I am certainly glad that I did. The first dish that came out to us hungry food bloggers was the Pappa deep fried chicken skin. To my surprise, this was my very first time experiencing those crunchy skins and I loved it. The crispy skins offer a bright crunch when paired with the sweet and sour sauce. A very satisfying dish that can be easily stolen.
Pappa Deep Fried Chicken Skin
Oh the skin was incredibly crunchy!
Another delectable dish was the roti canai that is freshly made in the restaurant and is served with curry dips and spicy sambal sauce. When you first look at the roti, you’ll notice the edges on the outside is crispy and when you dig into it it is super fluffy.
Doesn’t she look POH-FECT??? 😀 ❤
Would you like to be my chicken wing? Because these Pappa fried chicken wings is a delicious addition to any meal. I kid you not these wings provide a crackly crust that is the hallmark for PappaRich and shares a delightful salty flavour. I feel like these chicks been double fried because they are extremely crunchy. Each bite provides a handful of comfort.
Pappa Fried Chicken Wings
We even had a highly dramatic and entertaining teh tarik demonstration during our lunch. This was fascinating and fun to watch as the demonstrator stretched the tea to about one meter long. By the way teh tarik means stretched tea and requires a lot of skills to master pulling the tea, especially when it’s fifty degrees hot!
Teh Tarik demonstration
Poh impressed with the teh tarik demonstration
The boy has talent!
To overcome this fried madness we resorted to ordering many Malaysian drinks to cool our stomachs down. PappaRich beverages include Longan Milk Honey, Matcha Rocks that consists of green tea ice-cream with red bean and soy milk. Another famous drink that one often needs to quench a thirst is the Coconut Paradise.
From left to right: Longan Milk Honey, Matcha Rocks and Coconut Paradise
Malaysia is very popular for their beef and chicken satay, so duh it’s required for the table. It’s brilliant how PappaRich marinates these as they pay special attention to turmeric for that strong yellow colour. They do an excellent job at replicating the authentic flavours from Malaysia and the peanut sauce too.
Satay Mix: Beef and chicken
Speaking of the chicken, you might want to try the Biryani rice with red chicken and sambal prawn– It’s a classic dish that comes with fresh juicy pieces of sliced chicken, cooked prawns and basmati rice. You will have to ask Irene’s Getting Fat on her thoughts about this dish, but I can tell you she happily left with a grin on her face.
Biryani Rice with red chicken and sambal prawn
The Vegetarian siew mai is such a stunner. I still can’t quite figure out what’s in them and how they can be shaped like that.
Vegetarian Siew Mai
Can’t quite put my finger on what’s inside the vegetarian fu chook rolls, but they are still tasty for the vegetarians out there.
Vegetarian Fu Chook Rolls
Now lets get serious about the Pappa prawn mee laksa that’s a fabulous heart warming Malaysian-Chinese fusion containing spicy prawns, half boiled egg, shredded chicken, bean sprouts and spinach. Buried in the red sea includes long yellow noodles!
Pappa Prawn Mee Laksa
Deliberately held my stomach to try the Pappa chicken rice with steamed chicken. This is an all star favourite as their chicken is perfectly smooth, juicy and tender. You might want to experiment with the flavours and textures in this dish as it includes half cooked bean sprouts and chicken broth soup.
Pappa Chicken Rice with Steamed Chicken
Let’s take a quick look at the dry curry egg noodle with steamed chicken. The noodles hands down complements the thick curry sauce. It definitely stimulated my appetite with the side dish of fresh pieces of chicken that’s bathed in sesame oil and sweet soy sauce.
Dry Curry Egg Noodles with Steamed Chicken
And what do we have here that taste so extra special…It’s the dry koray teow with steamed chicken. It’s not your regular kind of noodles for Sydney but an absolute favourite in Malaysia. It’s something that shouldn’t be missed out when you visit PappaRich. Although it looks simple, however this plate is packed with flavours that’s waiting for your taste buds to give it a go.
Dry Kuay Teow with Steamed Chicken
PappaRich Parramatta owner Allan with Poh Ling Yeow
MasterChef Australia 2014 Emily Loo with Poh
Girls. This is how you say POHHHHH… 😛 ❤ Photo credit: Milkteaxx
So sad our lunch had to end and saying good-bye to Poh was very difficult for me. And if you look closely at the image below, it’s a photo within a photo!!! Tehehe 😀
Poh remembers Nessy Eater GIRL!!! Photo credit Snapshots of Food
To sum up, it was very lovely seeing Poh again and I am so thrilled she signed my photo. PappaRich does deliver authentic Malaysian cuisines at an affordable price. Make sure you do not miss their roti, satay skewers and Pappa chicken rice with steamed chicken.
Feasting it out with Poh Ling Yeow at Papparich was POH-fecto!
Photos by Vanny Tang
Disclaimer: Nessy Eater attended “Lunch with Poh at PappaRich Parramatta”, thanks to Wasamedia.
Opinions are however, Nessy Eater’s own.
Check out my other PappaRich post I did. Click here.
Check out Poh making dinner for Nessy Eater. Click here.
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