With his Scottish heritage, an Australian accent and an Indonesian home, Will Meyrick isn’t easily categorized. Often described as Western on the outside and Asian on the inside, Will Meyrick’s deft understanding of South East Cuisine is something that he is known for across the region and beyond.
Now, for the very first time, Chef Will Meyrick is sharing his culinary secrets with the release of his debut cookbook, Sarong Inspirations.
Offering a unique snapshot and glimpse into the Asian cuisine culture that Will Meyrick knows so well, Sarong Inspirations features over 100 recipes, including many from the kitchen of his award-winning restaurant Sarong. Some of the signature dishes that have made it such a foodie favourite make cameo appearances, including the meltingly succulent Penang Beef Cheek Curry, the taste explosion his sought-after Tuna Betel bites and the super juicy Crispy Salmon and Watermelon Salad.
Will’s extensive knowledge of Asian cuisine is evident in Sarong Inspirations, and his easy familiarity with the region’s unique ingredients and flavours helps to both demystify the processes and simplify the recipes, making it easy to replicate restaurant quality dishes at home.
Will’s career has led him from London to Sydney and extensively through South East Asia, where he fell in love with the exotic spices, flavours and textures that make the cuisine so unique. After successful periods with two of Sydney’s leading restaurants (Longrain and Jimmy Liks), Will was wooed back to Asia where he invested some time exploring opportunities in the key foodie destinations of Bali, Thailand and hong Kong. The small island of Bali in Indonesia claimed Will’s heart and he chose to settle there, where he heads up the flagship fine-dining restaurant Sarong, and more recently his newest culinary sweet spot, Mama San. Will continues to explore the culinary landscape of Asia, taking inspiration from the unique food culture of each destination. You’ll find him at street stalls, in kitchens with local families, at local markets, really getting off the beaten track to get to the heart of the dishes that move and shake him, tracking down the original recipes that are handed down through families. Will then experiments and loosens them up, reworking some of the flavours, ingredients and textures to transform them into the signature dishes that have gained him such a following.
Sarong Inspirations in iTunes Store