Sunday, 7 June 2009
Ok folks, it's time to share with you some of the delicious food that I have the pleasure of munching my way through in a day. All of these dishes are freely available here in Thailand, and make up part of the staple diet of the country.
It is a striking accolade for a counties cuisine when it is consistantly named 'the bet food in the world' by temerarious travellers.
Here are some of my personal favourites; and a recipe so you can have a go at home.
First up is Kai Yang (BBQ Chicken)
Recipe for Kai Yang (Barbecued Chicken)
Rub the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Blend all marinade ingredients and mix with coconut milk in a marinade bowl. Add fish sauce, sugar, oil and stir until well mixed. Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover and leave for marinade for at least 2 hours. Charcoal grill the chicken over low heat for 30 -40 mins or until cooked. Turning and blasting regularly the remaining boiled marinade. Leave the chicken for 5 mins before chopping into small pieces and serve with accompanied dishes such as green papaya salad (Som Tam), steamed sticky rice (Khao Niao) and dipping chilli sauce.
1 whole chicken about 1.5kg cut in half
2 stalks of chopped lemon grass
1 tabespoon of chopped ginger and galanga
1 tablespoon of choppped corriander root
20 cloves of peeled garlic
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/4 cup of cooking oil