From Malaysian fried chicken to crisp Italian cannoli - Poh Ling Yeow covers solid geographical terrain in this series, and these are just some of its unmissable recipes.
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28 Mar 2017 - 4:31 PM  UPDATED 10 Nov 2017 - 9:26 AM

Kunyit (turmeric) fried chicken

Fried chicken might be on every second street corner in major cities, but this homemade version will give them a run for their money. A snap-lock bag is your best friend for making this punchy Malaysian favourite.

Assam laksa

The secret to achieving the robust flavour in this laksa are in the Ikan bilis: small, sun-dried, deep-fried anchovies used in Malaysian cooking, available in Asian food shops and select greengrocers.

Great Aunty Kim’s mint egg

Literally ready in minutes, this tasty dish can be served as a standalone veg plate or as a side to a meatier main. Either way, its wonderful flavours will please the masses.

No-knead crusty loaf

Those who can bake their own bread live in a sphere reserved for domestic gods. Lucky, then, that this simple no-knead recipe has now paved the way for the most novice of bakers to create their own fresh homemade loaves. 

Taro fried rice

If you think you know fried rice - think again. This version uses Chinese sausages (lap cheong), taro and crispy fried shallots, all of which can be found in Asian grocers and select supermarkets. 

Palmier (palm hearts or pig’s ears)

Delicate hands are needed when preparing these French classics. The molten sugar is super hot, so exercise caution when flipping them, and remember: sugar turns from caramel to burnt very quickly!

Mama’s prawn and leek stir-fried noodles

This is a great midweek meal that skips all the chopping and dicing often required in regular stir-fries. Then, once you've tasted all those sweet and salty flavours coating those noodles, it will join your weekly repertoire.

Cannoli (cannoli alla ricotta)

Poh's take on the Sicilian sweet doesn't deviate too much from the original, incorporating a good nip of Marsala and a chocolate sauce at the end. This is one of those deeply satisfying recipes to get right, which is not difficult.

Get more recipe from Poh & Co. 2.

In Poh & Co. 2, Poh realises a long-term dream and opens a cafe at the Adelaide Central Markets. It’ll be a major challenge on all fronts, winning over customers, gaining the acceptance of the old time traders and simply keeping her tasty dream alive. The series airs Fridays at 8:30pm on Food Network. View our TV Guide to find out when episodes are on air or catch up on missed episodes at SBS On Demand.