Lunch with Poh Ling Yeow at PappaRich Parramatta

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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! 

Poh PappaRich (39)
PappaRich Feast with Poh Ling Yeow ahead! READ ON!!!

Poh PappaRich (1) The line at PappaRich Parramatta is normal on a Saturday.

Poh PappaRich (3)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.

Poh PappaRich (5) Pappa Deep Fried Chicken Skin

Poh PappaRich (6)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.

Poh PappaRich (7) Roti  Canai

Poh PappaRich (8)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.

Poh PappaRich (11) 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!

Poh PappaRich (12) Teh Tarik demonstration

Poh PappaRich (13)Poh impressed with the teh tarik demonstration

Poh PappaRich (15)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 HoneyMatcha 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.

Poh PappaRich (16)From left to right: Longan Milk HoneyMatcha 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.

Poh PappaRich (17) 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.

Poh PappaRich (18)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.

Poh PappaRich (28)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.

Poh PappaRich (29)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 prawnshalf boiled egg, shredded chicken, bean sprouts and spinach. Buried in the red sea includes long yellow noodles!

Poh PappaRich (24)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.

Poh PappaRich (27)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.

Poh PappaRich (26)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.

Poh PappaRich (20)Dry Kuay Teow with Steamed Chicken

Poh PappaRich (30)PappaRich Parramatta owner Allan with Poh Ling Yeow

Poh PappaRich (31)MasterChef Australia 2014 Emily Loo with Poh

Poh PappaRich (32)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 PappaRich (41)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.

Poh PappaRich (25)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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21 thoughts on “Lunch with Poh Ling Yeow at PappaRich Parramatta

    Feast Wisely said:
    December 4, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Lucky you, lunch with Poh, the food looks as good as she does!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 4, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Yes, I do feel very lucky! I keep pinching myself if I really did have lunch with her 😛 Thank you

    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said:
    December 4, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    What fun. Her smile is infectious and that food looks amazing.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      Poh is such a lovely lady! It’s difficult to not have an appetite…I mean look at those food 😛

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    December 4, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Awww Poh is pretty awesome 🙂 And how good is that fried chicken skin!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      She sure is! Totes loved having lunch with her 🙂
      And boy that fried skin is the bomb at PappaRich!

    Padaek said:
    December 5, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    What a feast! Food looks amazing. That crispy chicken skin looks moreish. Poh looks likes such a happy soul. 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      Sure was Padaek! I sure wouldn’t mind heading to PappaRich for dinner tonight. Haha. Poh was such a sweet lady! She totally sounds exactly the same on MasterChef Australia. 😛

    Mr C @ The Food Diary said:
    December 7, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Oh that crispy fried chicken skin…

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      Yeah that fried chicken skin! Glad PappaRich has it 😀

    Amanda @ Gourmanda said:
    December 7, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    What an exciting opportunity, to get to meet Poh! 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      I know right?! Especially for the second time! 😀

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    December 8, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Still haven’t managed to eat the glorious looking deep fried chicken skin T_T SOON! Lucky you, meeting Poh! Sounds like you had an awesome time 😀

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      You got to be kidding me?! You must must must order it next time you visit PappaRich! It was a truly a fantastic lunch 🙂 So glad to see her again!

    gourmetgetaway said:
    December 9, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    What a great and fun opportunity to meet her! I always like Teh Tarik and Roti Canai and enjoy the Teh Tarik stunts!!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

      Sure was fun seeing Poh! It was incredible watching the teh tarik because I certainly can’t do that at home, especially with trying to pour hot water with my eyes closed. Haha

    Cassandra (@__cassiiieee) said:
    December 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    aww i too remember watching poh on masterchef and rooting for her to win!! 😀
    It would have been such an awesome lunch! 🙂

      Nessy Eater responded:
      December 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      I still remember printing a Poh image and turning into a Poh flag. I kept waving it at home every time Poh was on masterchef 😛 *Embarrassing moment revealed* Haha

    Priscilla @ foodpornnation.com said:
    January 2, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    haha I too had a massive girl crush on Poh. So jeal you got to meet her!! Wish I got to try PappaRich before I left Sydney!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 6, 2015 at 6:18 PM

      *Hi5* Omg come back Priscilla and I’l take you to PappaRich next time you visit Sydney!

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