Already a popular blogger, Billy Law came to far better known after reaching the top seven of Australian Masterchef 2011. His first cookbook, Have You Eaten? reflects his eclectic and wide-ranging cooking, including of the cuisine of his native Malaysia as well as a wide range of Eastern and Western dishes and influences.
We were keen to try his recipe for Cola Chilli Chicken, as I’d been reading about savoury recipes featuring Coca Cola for such a long time.
We skipped the cashews, as Pete’s not a fan, but otherwise followed the recipe as it was. We did find it needed quite a bit longer for the liquid to reduce down, but that may also be a factor of the size and shape of our wok and the heat we cooked over. Otherwise, it was very straightforward.
The finished dish was absolutely delicious. The sauce wasn’t sickly sweet but beautifully balanced. Given how easy it was to cook, this is likely to be something we make again.
And it makes me even more excited to try many of the other recipes in the book.
Billy Law’s Have You Eaten? is currently available from Amazon UK for £16 (RRP £25).
Kavey Eats received a review copy from Hardie Grant Books.