Poh Ling Yeow will deliver a Taste Bundaberg Festival cooking demonstration, dishing up “a good bit of Poh chaos” with her signature South East Asian style.
She’s impressed the MasterChef judges and triumphed in elimination cook-offs but at the Multiplex the pressure is off and Poh’s focus will be sharing her love of food with Bundaberg Region audiences.
In addition to her expert tips and advice, Poh is looking forward to sharing her love of cooking and that “food should be fun, tasty and convivial”.
It’s her first time in the Bundaberg Region and Poh is looking forward to the visit.
“I’ve made it no secret that I have a soft spot for rural communities,” Poh said.
“It’s such an honour and delight to be invited to be such a big part of the festival – it must mean they like me there!
“I’m most excited to meet the locals and of course, to suss out Bundaberg ingredients and growers.
“A lot of the ingredients I grew up with in Malaysia grow in Bundaberg, so I’m definitely going for a South East Asian vibe.
“I definitely have huge enthusiasm for all the tropical fruit.”
Poh said she felt a synergy with the ‘eat local’ message that made up such a big part of the Taste Bundaberg Festival ethos.
“Local means less food miles and being in touch with producers,” she said.
“Having this line of communication always creates higher quality produce that respects seasonality and terroir.”
The one hour Local Flavours by Poh cooking demonstration will be held across two sessions on Saturday 12 June at 1 pm and 3 pm.
The masterclass is just $30 to attend and will be held at the Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre, 1 Civic Avenue.
Bookings are essential and can be made at tastebundabergfestival.com.au.
Poh will also be in attendance at the Taste Farmers Market on Saturday 12 June held in Alexandra Park from 7 am to 11 am with a limited number of cookbooks to give away.
View the full 2021 Taste Bundaberg Festival program here.