Thai street food is very popular and one of the most extraordinary things about Thailand every visitor remembers. Among the most loved foods found in the street of Bangkok and big cities in Thailand is authentic Thai grilled whole chicken on wooden strips (or Gai Yang Siab Mai in Thai). Most Thais enjoy the grilled chicken with sticky rice and papaya salad (or Som Tum in Thai). The marinade and the dipping sauce are the unique features of Thai grilled whole chicken. Follow the recipe below to find out why.
Ingredients for the marinade:
20 medium garlic cloves
3 stalks of lemongrass
7 cilantro roots
4 medium shallots
3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
1 ½ tablespoon of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ cup of milk
2 fresh pandan leaves
Ingredients for the dipping sauce:
2-3 tablespoon of fish sauce
2 tablespoon of tamarind concentrate
1 tablespoon of palm sugar
1-2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 tablespoon of ground toasted rice
1 tablespoon of ground chilies
1 tablespoon of chopped scallions
1-2 sprigs of cilantro
For the chicken, you will need 1 whole chicken (approx. 2.2 lb), spine removed, butterflied.
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