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Poh Ling Yeoh chats about dumplings, babies and kung fu fighting pandas

Cooking her way into the nation’s heart, Poh Ling Yeow is one of Australia’s culinary gems.

By Chloe Lal
She really has got all her bases covered, from her rise on Masterchef, baking up a storm at the Adelaide Markets, to becoming the proud owner of JamFace.
But Poh still has time for her creative roots.
Joined by her café co-owner and best friend Sarah Rich, the artistic duo, released their first children’s picture book, Sweet Petite.
“It’s so nice that we’re making our uni dreams a reality! We always wanted open a patisserie or a cake shop and we have that with Jamface. And now that we have the book, it’s all so lovely!” Poh told us.
With her career proving to be a smorgasbord of delights, the beloved personality’s latest venture fits her perfectly!
The former Masterchef alum is teaming up with Kung Fu Panda 3, which is out now on BluRay, DVD and digital.
Talking about the collaboration she said, “They approached me because my name is Poh and I love eating and making dumplings.”
Adding, “Plus it was a really easy decision because I love the film! I’ve create Master Shifu's chicken dumplings, which are super easy to make!”
In fact, it is Poh’s easy nature that makes her recipes and food so accessible – and she uses that mantra with her current baby, JamFace.
Describing it as “a bit of a comedy of errors,” it’s clear that she has taken to her new venture.
“It is a massive change in our lives, a huge challenge but I am enjoying it! Many people think if you were on TV you naturally know how to run a business – which is not the case at all!”
Already doing a million and one things, we couldn’t help but ask if she was thinking of taking on another adventure – motherhood.
Laughing she said, “Jono and I are very happy with our two furry kids!”
“But yes we are thinking about it definitely! We’re very relaxed about it. And we’re just going to try naturally. I don’t think we’d go down the IVF route. We’re just going to have a go and see what happens.”
“I’ve seen so many of my friends who had a lot heartache and then conceived naturally.”
“We just want to take it slowly.”
Don't forget Kung Fu Panda 3 is out now on BluRay, DVD and digital!

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