A visit to the village always involves a lot of eating. When I was there a few days ago my wife Seerung decided she wanted some BBQ chicken. In Thai it is called Gai Yung ไก่ย่าง or around these parts because of the Laos influence it is also called Gai Ping ไก่ปิ้ง Now these local chickens are not how most of you prefer your chicken. These dead chooks are as tough as grandfathers leather belt that survived the war….. and that is the way they love it! In New Zealand my parents save Seerung their oldest and toughest chooks just for her!
I must admit when I first tried it many years ago I wasn’t all that impressed but the tough texture grows on you and served up with fresh hot sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียว) it is now a real treat. The kids love it as well.
When Seerung put in her request to the brother in law I thought I might take a few photos of the process and share them with you here.