When my sister moved to her new place, we went to see it and help a little unpack her stuff, and then went out for dinner to a little restaurant on the corner of her block. My sister moved in Thai town, so there are 5 restaurants in 3 blocks, one more authentic than the other. And since we love their food so much, we were more than happy with their menu. I had a chicken coconut soup, Clara had the garlic pepper chicken, Silvia had larb (a thai dish with ground meat and spices, which i want to make soon) and my sister something with shrimp, i dont' remember what, but i know it was sooo spicy...
Clara loved her chicken and asked me at home if i could make it for her, this and teriyaki of course, because she loves the flavor of the sauce. About teriyaki - Clara thought it is called teriyaki the chicken itself, not the sauce, so when we ordered one Friday veggie teriyaki, she kept on saying where is the teriyaki....
I looked online for a recipe and i don't know if this is exactly how they made it, but the taste was pretty close to the one from the restaurant. The recipe comes recipezaar.com (recipe #232143).
2 boneless chicken legs/2 shicken breasts, cut into strips
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sea
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup oil for frying
cucumber slices and lettuce leaves for garnish
Combine the chicken, garlic, pepper, soy sauce, salt, oyster sauce and sugar in a bowl and mix together. Let it marinate for at least half an hour in the refrigerator.
Preheat a frying pan over high heat and the oil. When the oil is smoking hot, start cooking the marinated chicken for about 5-10 minutes.
Drain the oil and serve the chicken with rice, lettuce leaves and cucumber slices.
Pui cu usturoi si piper - reteta thailandeza
2 pulpe pui/2 piepti dezosate (i)
6 catei usturoi tocati marunt
1 lingurita piper macinat
1 lingura sos de soia
1/2 ingurita sare
1 lingura sos de midii
1 lingurita zahar
50 ml ulei pt. prajit
felii de castravete si frunze de salata pentru garnitura
Se combina puiul, usturoiul, piperul, sosul de soia, sarea, sosul de midii si zaharul intr-un castron si se amesteca bine. Se lasa puiul la marinat cel putin o jumatate de ora in frigider.
Se incinge o tigaie la foc mare si cand uleiul e foarte fierbinte, se pune la prajit puiul pentru 5-10 minute.
Se scurge puiul din ulei si se serveste cu orez simplu, felii de castravete si frunze de salata.