Updated: May 20, 2020
This is probably the most popular street food in Thailand. It is a winning combo of sweet, salty and herby, which explodes to an intensely appetising flavour and flagrant once it hits the flame. It is not a dish achieved in a rush. Check the weather forecast, marinade overnight and grill!
To marinade for 500g chicken pieces, bone in , skin on.
2 cloves of garlic
an inch of ginger sliced
a mild red chilli ( optional)
a table spoon of chopped coriander
5 white peppercorns
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce ( I use Kikkoman less salt)
2-3 tbsp runny honey
Pound all dried ingredients in pestle and mortar until finely mixed. Then gradually add all the liquid ingredients.
Mix the chickens and the marinade together in a large food bag. Tie the bag tightly and massage and roll the bag to ensure the chicken pieces are well coated. Leave the bag in the fridge overnight.