It’s a rare dining pleasure when centuries of secret cookery skills are blended with an innovative new kid on the block, but that is the culinary delight we will be offered this evening when Simmer Huang, internationally renowned Chinese hot pot restaurants showcase Australian MasterChef competitor, food-blogger and now cookbook author Billy Law with his limited edition guest Simmer Pot ‘Three Cups Chicken’.

The newly opened Simmer Huang Chatswood has invited SydneySocial101 for a preview of Billy’s unique dish as part of its’ Simmer Series. Billy Law is the second MasterChef to join forces with them for this series – Alvin Quah from the earlier MasterChef series created his fusion dish as their doors opened in early September this year.

Billy Law grew up in Malaysia and it wasn’t till he came to Australia a couple of decades ago that he grew into his foodie ways. He’s changed his homesickness into home grown foodie heaven as anyone familiar with his hugely successful blog A Table For Two would know. For his Three Cups Chicken Simmer Pot he’s leant on his Asian background and evolved a dish of the Jiangxi province in Southern China. The name specifically refers to the three key ingredients: Shaoxing rice wine, sesame oil and soy sauce. Super excited to be a part of the Simmer Series he says “this dish is a reflection of our culture and personalities, and is what brings people together”. Simmer Huang’s Simmer Pots are a traditional and unique cooking technique where with the juices from over ten vegetables, several secret sauces and other tasty ingredients the meal is cooked, or simmered, without a drop of water. The meal isn’t fried at all and the natural rich nutrients are locked in without a soup to steam them away.

Assembled at the table the Simmer Pots are cooked by staff and the Pot leftovers are then, with an air of theatre and a tone of skill, the wait staff spin and stretch out long noodles combine it with a broth for a bubbling soup as the second course. Simmer Huang CEO, Geng Huang’s ancestor was Master Chef to the Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, so you can see why he has a soft spot for our MasterChef Australia Contestants. His grandfather as well was a chef to the Royal Family. With such a long and distinguished culinary background, it is no wonder these restaurants are popping up all over Sydney. One thing we Sydneysiders know for sure is we love our good food.

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Opening Hours: Lunch 11am – 3pm, Dinner 5pm – 11pm
Chatswood: Shop 66, Level 3, Chatswood Interchange, 436 Victoria Rd, Chatswood
Sydney CBD: Shop B03/345 Sussex St Sydney, (Entry from Dixon St)
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Eastwood: Shop 4/10 Hillview Road, Eastwood

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