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Report: SHOP-COOK-EAT Session #2 – Vietnamese Favourites with The Yeow Family

Report: SHOP-COOK-EAT Session #2 – Vietnamese Favourites with The Yeow Family

Leading up to this SCE, we had a lot of Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup as Teena tried to perfect what  we as a family thought was already pretty good. We went through a tonne of chicken frames. When it comes to food, that’s the way Teena rolls. By the end of the week before, the kids were begging for rice and making chicken noodle soup jokes. Gotta say though, by the end of the process, that Chicken Noodle Soup was pretty darn amazing! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Couple of pretty cool things happened before the session even started. We somehow managed to get some sponsorship from Barker Wealth Management (who are our Financial Planners), which was much appreciated. The next cool thing that happened was when we walked into the kitchen there was Laura Cassai, runner up in the 2016 Masterchef series, having a conversation with our dear friend, Cheryl Turner from the Central Market Kitchen. Laura was lovely and so gracious in accepting our invitation to join us that night, which gave the event some added start quality. Thanks Laura! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Moving along…for the shopping tour, Teena had prepped a few more stores to help us out like the Banh Mi joint that used to be the Wendy’s Ice Cream and Kim Wang Asian Supermarket, who gave us a couple of bottles of basil seed drink for a tasting. Of course, we ended the tour with a visit to the Yeow Family favourite joint at the Central Markets – 48 flavours! Kudos to one couple, Sue and Phil threw caution to the wind and went the Durian ice-cream. THEY LOVED IT!!! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Pho Ga; Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup; Poh Ling Yeow; Foodie; Yeow FamilyMeanwhile ‘back at the ranch’ (always wanted to use that!) Auntie Kim and the crew for the day (Auntie Kim, Auntie Jenny and my adopted sister Judith)had been mighty busy prepping. By the time the group got back, everyone could smell the fragrances coming from the broth. This time round Teena took front stage, and with the help of our newly bought voice amplifiers went through the slightly involved process of making the broth for the Chicken Pho. As with most Vietnamese soup dishes the broth either makes or breaks the dish. Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Mum followed up with a demonstration of how to roll a cold roll.  The attendees needed to know this in order to assemble their own entrees. We’re glad to report that no one starved from not being able to do that! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

After the cold roll rolling session, out came the main ‘event’, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup or Pho Ga, as it’s known in Vietnam. As all would attest, Teena’s broth was right on song that night! We were so thrilled at the reactions. It was one of those meals that despite of being tremendously filling and totally tasty, not one person felt any food-guilt after it. To finish off, mung bean and coconut dessert, a classic Vietnamese dessert. A perfect finish to what was close to a perfect night. Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

At the time of writing this, we had just sold out our third Shop-Cook-Eat session at the Central Market Session. Looks like there are lots of foodies out there wanting to learn how to make Malaysian Chicken Curry with Mum. We’re ecstatic at how well our sessions have been received by the public. With every session, we’re more excited about what we have to offer. Next stop SCE #4, which is looking like Chinese Dumplings and something a bit exotic in Lotus Leaf Fried Rice. Stay tuned! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

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