Thai Grilled Chicken: Gai Yang

Gai Yang

Gai Yang, or grilled chicken, is one of the classic Thai street foods. The Thai way of grilling chicken, known as Gai Yang (Gai = Chicken, Yang = Grill), you will see used amidst the vast cacophony od street food vendors. Throughout Thailand you’ll find many different types of grilled chicken, depending on regional location and different styles because of personal family recipes. The Thai-style grilled chicken marinate base that gives it its amazing flavors is made from a heap of garlic, lemongrass, black peppercorns, and coriander roots, which is then grilled over charcoal. Gai Yang is especially common to eat along with Som Tam (green papaya salad), and hot fresh sticky rice.

Cost: 30-120 baht
Spicy Level: 0