This past weekend we had 2 clients order one common meal choice - chicken satay. In Thailand, chicken satay doesn't always come on skewers, and actually satay is very often made with pork, but I've always found that chicken, particularly chicken thigh, is just so moist and delicious when it's BBQ'd. And that's just what I did.
Thankfully, our BBQ is pretty big so getting 12-15 skewers done at the same time is a breeze. I didn't leave them on the skewers though, I took the meat off and placed it over some jasmine rice spiked with star anise, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, chili flakes, and cardamom pods.
This coming weekend's order (at the time of writing this) now has THREE orders of chicken satay, which is 28 skewers per order! And then on top of that, two clients have ordered Khao Mun Gai, too! That's Hainanese Chicken on Rice...but the rice is made by cooking it in chicken fat and stock from poaching the chicken beforehand. April's orders have not been kind to our avian friends, but they sure have pleased MY friends!
Do you think that most, or all, of the menu items should be offered with a vegetarian option? Let me know!