Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow star in SBS cooking show

Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow will host Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia, premiering on Thursday 7 October at 8.30pm on SBS Food.

The announcement:

Poh: Adam…

Adam: Yeah?

Poh: I don’t think I’ve ever co-hosted with someone with the same hairstyle as me. How do you feel about that?

Adam: I’m ok with that part, but I know we’ve never cooked together before…

Two of Australia’s favourite cooks, Adam Liaw and Poh Ling Yeow, are joining forces as they explore their Malaysian heritage on a flavour and laughter-filled adventure in Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia which premieres on Thursday, 7 October at 8.30pm on SBS Food.

Malaysia, like Australia, is an electrifying mix of cultures, ethnicities and aromas. So, both sharing Malaysian heritage and an Australian upbringing, the two friends are hitting the road to explore what makes the two countries such great mates and find inspiration for Malaysian dishes here on home soil.

Much of Malaysia and Australia’s long and friendly history revolves around food, but Adam and Poh discover across six episodes that there’s a whole lot more to the relationship than laksas and lattes.

Adam and Poh are on a mission to find the freshest Australian produce, from Tasmanian abalone and Western rock lobster, to recreate the much-loved Malaysian classics such as juicy beef rendang and crispy roti canai. Along the way, they’ll pick up expert tips from local farmers, Malaysian expats and even a Hollywood superstar, to serve up mouth-watering Malaysian dishes with a unique Aussie twist!

Adam Liaw said: “This is the first time Poh and I have been on camera together, so making this series has been a huge amount of fun, but it’s also a valuable opportunity to highlight the connections between Australia and Malaysia, two nations that share such a long history and which are so special to both of us.”

Poh Ling Yeow said: “We have such great produce here in our own backyard, but what always surprises me is how even the tiniest of places can create delicious experiences. Together, Adam and I are hitting the road to find inspiration for Malaysian cuisine right here in the place we call home.”

Adam and Poh’s Malaysia in Australia is an i8 Studio production for SBS and is part of the Australia now Malaysia program. Premiering 7 October at 8.30pm on SBS Food, the series will also be available after broadcast on SBS On Demand.

The series will be available to stream on SBS On Demand with subtitles in five languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean, allowing more Australians to engage with our diverse programming.

Source: SBS media release


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.