Mr Ping’s Pork Noodles with Poh and Po

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Poh Ling Yeow's recipe for Mr Ping's Pork Noodles

Once upon a time there was a small martial arts obsessed panda boy who couldn’t stop eating… he ate and ate, practised some kung fu and then he ate some more. So it should come as no surprise that the Kung Fu Panda movies are that very same boy’s favourites, and not only because they’re brilliant movies. It’s because for Raffles, loveable Po is just so relatable.

I mean, Raffles and Po’s stories are so eerily similar that they’re almost interchangeable.


Think about it. They have both been raised around kitchens. Both have an appetite for dumplings and noodles that is bordering on the need for intervention. Both think almost exclusively through their bellies. Both study Martial arts. Both have huge hearts. And just like Po, some would say Raffles has been raised by a bit of a goose. It’s fine, I’ve been called worse.


Kung Fu Panda 3, out on DVD today, is the latest incarnation of Po’s legendary adventures of awesomeness and it may just be Raffles favourite of them all. Mine too. Because Kung Fu Panda 3 is all about family, and food and believing in your self.

In the movie, Po, raised by noodle making goose, Mr Ping, reunites with his long-lost birth father, Li Shan, and meets a village full of dumpling scoffing pandas. But when a supernatural villain, Kai challenges the Kung Fu masters of China and captures Master Shifu, Crane, Mantis, Monkey and Viper, Po must find himself to save them. Assisted by Mr Ping, Li Shan and Tigress, Po grabs destiny by the dumplings to train his clumsy panda comrades into the ultimate band of Kung Fu warriors.

There are plenty of laughs, tears and some great messages about family bonds, finding your own identity and talents, and striving to be the best you that you can be to take away from the film. But Raffles takes away from it only a concern that, like his animated culinary doppelganger, he “isn’t eating up to his full potential“.

Which means it’s dumpling’s at dawn!

Po can manage 40 in one mouthful so this could get ugly…


Raffles attempts are impressive…

Raffles takes on Po's dumpling eating challenge.jpg

And the crowds are in awe…


But as it turns out, neither Po or Raffles can come even close to Kung Fu Panda 3’s  Li Shan…


While to my great relief, he is unable to stuff 40 plus dumplings into his copious gob at once, Raffles’ appetite is still so immense that it’s vital he learn to cook for himself. So I’ve spent much time with him in the kitchen, teaching him the basics and some kitchen safety skills…


In celebration of the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 on DVD and Blu-ray –  and its cool bonus features including two all-new Kung Fu Panda animated shorts, Panda Party Karaoke and more – Raffles was treated to an extra special cooking lesson with another Poh.

The gorgeous Poh Ling Yeow is the star of ABC TV’s Poh’s Kitchen, MasterChef Australia runner-up and one of Raffles’ foodie favourites.

Making Mr Ping's Pork Noodles with Poh Ling Yeow

You know when you meet someone you admire and they turn out to be even nicer than you expect? Poh’s one of those people. Warm, genuine and patient, she happily assists and chats food with Raffles as he masters her delicious pork noodles.

They may even have received a little assistance from the Dragon Warrior himself.


And the results? Well, I think these smiles say it all.

Mr Ping's Pork Noodles

The lovely Poh has kindly shared her recipe for Mr Ping’s Pork Noodles with us, so you too can whip up Mr Ping’s tasty Pork Noodles with your kids. It’s the perfect dish to enjoy while you watch Kung FU Panda 3 at home.

And you can be sure your kids will devour them faster than you can say, Skadoosh!


Disclosure: Raffles was hosted at Poh Ling Yeow’s cooking class by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, however all opinions and gluttony are our own.

8 Comments on Mr Ping’s Pork Noodles with Poh and Po

  1. Lucy
    July 6, 2016 at 5:42 pm (7 years ago)

    How fun. We’re going to get it for he kids first thing tomorrow and we’re going to try Poh’s noddles too!

      July 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm (7 years ago)

      Let me know how you liked them 🙂

  2. Ana
    July 7, 2016 at 9:22 am (7 years ago)

    Jealous. I love Poh.

      July 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm (7 years ago)

      SHe’s just as lovely as she seems!

  3. Kathy
    July 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Raffles would have been in heaven

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    July 17, 2016 at 11:10 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve seen the Fire in the Hole technique first hand and it is remarkable! He definitely has a lot in common with panda Po 🙂

  5. Jenny Quach
    June 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Such adorable pictures!


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