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February 11, 2010

Poh’s Kitchen (2010)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am
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Just watched the first episode of Poh’s Kitchen which premiered last night on ABC1, must say it looked really good! I like the structure of the show, the way she interacts with a professional chef in the kitchen, asking questions a normal homecook would ask. It is also fantastic to have so many tips and hints given. Although only two recipes were done, they were quite detailed in explaining the correct way to do them. For example always stir the chocolate with a spatula, never use a whisk as that creates bubbles which is undesirable.
And so happy to see the first episode featuring two of my favourites, chiffon cake and almond croissants! And I never knew almond croissants are supposed to be flattened! Can’t wait for the next episode!
The website is also very well organised, Poh is even writing her own blog there. I have added the link in the sidebar.
There’s also an article about Poh in today’s newspaper in Melbourne, The Age, which makes for an interesting read.

Update February 15, 2010: Winner of MasterChef Australia series one, Julie Goodwin, joins TODAY on 9 starting Tuesday February 16 (cooking pancakes for Shrove Tuesday) as their resident cook, watch for her cooking segments every Tuesday morning at about 8:40am.

Update August 15, 2010: Poh’s Kitchen will soon be seen in Central and South East Asia, following a recent sale of the cooking programme to Discovery Asia. It will be screened on the TLC channel in territories including Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and The Philippines. Series 1 of the cooking programme has a total of 40 episodes which are currently on air here in Australia and Series 2 is expected in 2011.

Recipes from Poh’s Kitchen
Ep 1 February 10, 2010 Family Favourites with Emmanuel Mollois
Orange Chiffon Cake
Almond Croissants (Pastry Chef Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 2 February 17, 2010 A Green Curry with David Thompson
Extracting Coconut Milk
Green Curry of Beef / Geng Gwio Wam Neua (Chef David Thompson)

Ep 3 February 24, 2010 Almonds with Emmanuel Mollois
But where’s the recipe for the Sugee Cookies Poh did at the beginning of the episode?
Green Almond Milk
Almond and Lime Pannacotta
Kiss of the Concubine (Cocktail)
Wild Rice with Green Almonds
Tuiles (Chef Emmanuel Mollois)
Almond Milk Sauce (Lait d amande) (Chef Emmanuel Mollois)
Salmon with Buckwheat Tuiles and Almond Milk (Chef Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 4 March 3, 2010 Woking with Neil Perry
Oh, I wished they would post the recipe for the Wah Kueh (or were they Chwee Kueh?) from Poh’s mum at the end of the episode, which she said to use the same rice dough for the Cubic Noodles (Kueh Kak).
Char Kwai Teow with Cubic Noodles 炒粿角 (Char Kueh Kak)
Velveted John Dory 川菜-水煮魚片 (Chef Neil Perry)
Twice Cooked Salt Pork 川菜-回鍋肉 (Chef Neil Perry)

Ep 5 March 10, 2010 Meringues and Éclairs with Emmanuel Mollois
I’m loving the episodes with Emmanuel Mollois! Have learnt so much tiny important details and techniques about French baking from him so far… Hope he’s going to be a regular guest chef through the rest of the year… Now very tempted to go out and buy his cookbook, et voilà!
Fried Meringue with Pandan Crème Pâtissière (Not strictly 高力豆沙 but I’ll rename it 高力奶沙 because of the French pastry cream filling)
Chocolate Éclairs (Emmanuel Mollois)

March 17, 2010 No new episode is broadcast on Wednesday March 17 due to telecast of Para-Olympic… Returns on March 24 with David Thompson with more Thai dishes presumably.
And thanks to the team at ABC for putting the recipe for the Sujee Biscuits from Episode 3 up!
Sujee Biscuits

Ep 6 March 24, 2010 Traditional Cooking with David Thompson
Kangkung Stir Fry with Coconut Rice
Coconut and Palm Sugar Agar Agar
Nahm Prik Gung (David Thompson)

Ep 7 March 31, 2010 Cooking Chinese with Neil Perry
Prawn and Yuba Beads (Not sure of the proper Chinese name for this dish – they looked very similar to Ngoh Hiang or Penang Loh Bak but they were tied up into beads which I have never seen before and there was no Chinese 5-spice in the ingredients!)
Chinese Pickles
Three-Shot Chicken 三杯雞? (Neil Perry)
Sichuan Style Spinach (Neil Perry)

Ep 8 April 7, 2010 Kormas with Ragini Dey
In this episode, the two dishes cooked by Poh were also recipes given to her by Ragini, so basically all four dishes are Ragini’s recipes.
Chicken and Pistachio Korma
Green Lentil Paratha
Lamb, Chickpea and Plum Korma
Tandoori Broccoli

Ep 9 April 14, 2010 Fish with Neil Perry
Chinese Steamed Fish (Cantonese-Style)
Whole Szechuan Fish
Preserved Lemons
Steamed Moroccan Snapper (Neil Perry)
Whole Fried Snapper (Neil Perry)
Chermoula (Neil Perry)

Ep 10 April 21, 2010 Barbecue with Neil Perry
Malaysian Satay and Peanut Sauce
Aged Beef with Anchovy Butter (Neil Perry)
Anchovy Butter (Neil Perry)
Harissa (Neil Perry)

Ep 11 April 28, 2010 Margaret River with Ian Parmenter
Nonya Fried Rice
Parmenter’s Paella (Ian Parmenter)
Prawn Noodle Salad (Ian Parmenter)

Ep 12 May 5, 2010 My Place with Ian Parmenter
Rabbit in White Wine
Potato and Rosemary Pizza
Chicken Stock (Ian Parmenter)
Marron with Grapefruit Dressing (Ian Parmenter)
Basic bread or pizza dough (Ian Parmenter)
Grape Pizza (Ian Parmenter)

Ep 13 May 12, 2010 Macaroons with Emmanuel Mollois
Onde Onde
Lychee Macaroons
Macarons / French Macaroons (Emmanuel Mollois)
Macaroon Pyramid (Emmanuel Mollois)

May 19, 2010 No new episode is broadcast on Wednesday May 19 due to telecast of AFC Women’s Asian Cup Soccer.

Ep 14 May 26, 2010 Meat with Neil Perry
Pork Belly with Wood Ear Fungus
Slow Roasted Rib of Beef (Neil Perry)

Ep 15 June 2, 2010 Indulgence with Emmanuel Mollois
Indonesian Layer Cake (Kuih Lapis Batavia)
Five Traditional Kuih recipes from The Girls (Bee Hive Cake, Binbingka, Kuih Talam, Tapioca Cake & Kuih Lapis Beras)
Deep Sea Bream in Clay with Mashed Potatoes (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 16 June 9, 2010 Duck and Wasabi with Neil Perry
Steamed Taro Cake
Wasabi Ice Cream
Crispy Taro Crusted Duck with Mandarin Sauce (Neil Perry)

Ep 17 June 16, 2010 Sweet and Savoury with Emmanuel Mollois
Dry Beef Floss Curry with Tumeric Rice (Serunding Daging)
Kuih Seri Muka
Asparagus Souffle (Emmanuel Mollois)
Lime and Mango Frozen Souffle (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 18 June 23, 2010 Simply Italian with Antonio Carluccio
Buddhist’s Delight 羅漢齋
Stuffed Lamb Cutlets / Costolette di Agnello Ripiene (Antonio Carluccio)
Courgette and Bean Salad (Antonio Carluccio)
Pears in Red Wine / Pere al Vino Rosso (Antonio Carluccio)

Ep 19 June 30, 2010 Poh in Kuala Lumpur
Roti Canai / Roti Chanai (Chef Matt)
Jackfruit Curry (Chef Ismail Ahmad)

Ep 20 July 7, 2010 Poh in Malacca and Nonya Cuisine
Spicy Prawn Curry with Pineapple (Chef Florence Tan)
Green Papaya Curry (Chef Ismail Ahmad)

Ep 21 July 14, 2010 Poh in Penang
Rice with Fresh Herbs / Nasi Kerabu (Chef Florence Tan)
Fish Curry (Chef Ismail Ahmad)
Black Beef Nasi Kandar (Chef Ismail Ahmad)

Ep 22 July 21, 2010 Breakfasts of the World with Emmanuel Mollois
Parmesan Soldiers with Soft Boiled Egg
Crepes with Apple and Honey
Baguette Viennoise (Emmanuel Mollois)
Hot Chocolate (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 23 July 28, 2010 Food Traditions with Emmanuel Mollois
Home-Style Peking Duck with Mandarin Pancakes
Oncle Fernand’s Rillettes de Canard / Duck Rillettes (Emmanuel Mollois)
Oncle Fernand’s Pate de Campagne / Pork Pate (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 24 August 4, 2010 More Meat with the Butcher Boys
Lamb Roast
Smashed Potatoes
Braised Red Cabbage
Greek Yiros (Jason Bradley & Bill Smith)
Chimichurri Sauce (Jason Bradley & Bill Smith)

Ep 25 August 11, 2010 Modern Thai with Martin Boetz
Kuih Koci
Sour Orange Curry (Martin Boetz) Note: Orange here describes colour, not the fruit, as in Thai Red Curry and Thai Green Curry
Crispy Fish Salad (Martin Boetz)

Ep 26 August 18, 2010 Chicken with Ragini Dey
Nonya Chicken Curry with Roti Canai
Ultimate Roast Chicken (Ragini Dey) Note: An Indian-style roast chicken
Naan and Butter Pudding (Ragini Dey)

Ep 27 August 25, 2010 Franco-Russian with Emmanuel Mollois
Baked Pirozhki
Beetroot Borscht
Gateau Napoleon (Emmanuel Mollois)
Vendee Fish Soup (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 28 September 1, 2010 Paris with Emmanuel Mollois
Remember the Open Chocolate Rhubarb Tart that Poh created in the final week of MasterChef Australia 2009? She has refined that recipe to produce the most beautiful Rhubarb Lily Tart in tonight’s episode!
Rhubarb Lily Tart
Le Papillon / The Butterfly (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 29 September 8, 2010 Darwin with Jimmy Shu
Paw Paw Salad (Jimmy Shu)
Torch Ginger Sauce (Jimmy Shu)
Pad Thai (Jimmy Shu)

Ep 30 September 15, 2010 Gnocchi with Andre Ursini
Guest Andre Ursini from season 1 MasterChef Australia who now runs Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar in Adelaide.
Abacus Beads 客家算盤子
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and Walnuts (Andre Ursini)

Ep 31 September 22, 2010 Back to Malaysia
Fruity Nutty Chicken (Florence Tan)
Garam Assam (Amy Koh)

Ep 32 September 29, 2010 Truffles with Emmanuel Mollois
Chicken Mousse and Truffle Soup Dumplings
Steamed Savoury Egg Custard with Scallops and Truffle
Tarte Coquelin with Truffles (Emmanuel Mollois)
Truffle Ice Creamn (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 33 October 6, 2010 Darwin with Jacko Angeles
Pineapple Salsa
Pearl Meat Salad (Jacko Angeles)
Numus / Pickled Fish Dish (Jacko Angeles)
Crispy Whiting (Jacko Angeles)

Ep 34 October 13, 2010 Sauces and Stir Frys with Emmanuel Mollois
Squid Stir Fry
Prawn and Garlic Shoots Stir Fry
Mornay Sauce (Emmanuel Mollois)
Maltaise Sauce (Emmanuel Mollois)
Bearnaise Sauce (Emmanuel Mollois)
Chicken Veloute Sauce (Emmanuel Mollois)
Poached Chicken / Poulet Poche Sauce Supreme (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 35 October 20, 2010 Polenta with Andre Ursini
Pork and Cabbage Dumplings 水餃 / 鍋貼
Polenta with Ragu Alla Bolognese (Andre Ursini)

Ep 36 October 27, 2010 Salted Fish with Emmanuel Mollois
Salted Mackerel with Chicken
Salted Mackerel with Noodles
Brandade of Cod (Emmanuel Mollois)
Tomatoes Confit (Emmanuel Mollois)

Bonus recipe from The Circle: Apple Cinnamon and Pandan Coconut Crepes / Kuih Dadar (Poh Ling Yeow)
Bonus recipe from The Morning Show: Poh’s Sinful Scrambled Eggs (Poh Ling Yeow)

Ep 37 November 3, 2010 Filipino Food with Dennis Leslie
Watermelon Rind Soup
Sago Pudding
Chicken Adobo (Dennis Leslie)
Fish Sinigang (Dennis Leslie)
Taho (Dennis Leslie)

Ep 38 November 10, 2010 Slow Cooking with Emmanuel Mollois
Dong Po Pork 東坡肉 / 東坡扣肉 Note: The name for this dish at Poh’s Kitchen website is wrong, it should be Dong Po Pork, NOT don’t do pork (Dong Do Pork)!
Savoury Egg Custard 水蒸蛋 / 蝦仁蒸蛋 Note: A very important tip is to steam the custard with gentle heat, if the heat is too strong, the custard will produce honeycomb structure which is undesirable!
Lamb Shoulder Confit with Spices (Emmanuel Mollois)
Ratatouille (Emmanuel Mollois)
Couscous Salad (Emmanuel Mollois)

Ep 39 November 17, 2010 Breakfast with Bill Granger
Chicken Congee
Eggs Poached in Chorizo and Bean Salsa
Kedgeree (Bill Granger)
Shakshouka (Bill Granger)

Ep 40 November 24, 2010 Joyeux Noel with Emmanuel Mollois (final episode for 2010)
Mrs Sians Yuletide Chiffon Cake
Christmas Log (Emmanuel Mollois)

Bonus recipe from ABC Perth: Lemon and Raspberry Tart (Emmanuel Mollois)


  1. Total agree with you ……. Poh’s has such an infectious laugh.

    I can’t wait for the next episode.


    Comment by Angela — February 11, 2010 @ 9:29 am | Reply

    • Yes, she does laugh a lot through the show, hope it doesn’t get too irritating after a while 🙂

      Comment by SeaDragon — February 16, 2010 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for the link. I missed her show.

    Comment by Charmaine — February 12, 2010 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

    • No worries, don’t forget Wednesday (tomorrow) for the second episode.

      Comment by SeaDragon — February 16, 2010 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  3. happy new year

    Comment by lily ng — February 16, 2010 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  4. I am very interested in your beautiful recipes and your laughing personality. Anyone that laughs this much must really be a Happy Person.I am Thai Lady married to an American Man who loves to cook also and he thinks your recipes are fantastic.
    Cooking oil has just risen to a very high cost in Thailand this month. Don’t know how much cooking I will be doing because of this.
    We just started getting your show this month, ( Your February 10th show 2010).
    I would love to have your cookbook but we don’t have a credit card, are your books in BOOK STORES???


    Comment by Jarunee — February 22, 2011 @ 11:40 am | Reply

  5. Good morning – last night here in NZ I watched episode 33 of Poh’s Kitchen (love it) and on it Jacko Angeles had made a lime and coconut cake(slice) but no matter how long I look cannot find it anywhere. Is it possible to get the recipe for this delicious looking cake.

    Comment by Lorraine — May 6, 2011 @ 7:55 am | Reply

    • A lot of viewers were searching for that recipe too, but unfortunately Jacko has decided not to share the recipe after the episode aired. There is a thread in the forum on Poh’s Kitchen website where they announced it after viewers were asking for the recipe. However I think it is just like a Lemon Coconut Slice but using lime curd instead of lemon curd.

      Comment by SeaDragon — May 7, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply

  6. waiting for 2014 new even..
    still the best

    Comment by ijah — December 19, 2013 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

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