Here's another of the many delicious things I ate in Hoi An: marinated chicken strips, expertly grilled to smoky carmelised perfection over charcoal and served with fresh rice papers, herbs, lettuce, cucumber etc and an interesting chilli sauce:
|Grilled chicken - ready to be doused with sauce, garnished with greens and rolled in rice paper.|
Unfortunately I can't tell you much about this dish as a) I'd never eaten it before, and b) my Vietnamese doesn't go much beyond 'hello' and 'thank you', and the lady who made it for me could speak even less English.
The best I can do is guess.... I think the marinade had lemongrass, garlic, sugar, fish sauce & fresh turmeric in, and probably a few more things besides, and I have a feeling the 'interesting' sauce was given it's meaty body by chicken livers. It was very tasty indeed, and nice to have a break from the ubiquitous nuoc cham too, much as I like the stuff.
Please do chip in if anyone knows the name or can add a little more detail here; it was really delicious and I'd like to have a go at knocking up my own version when I'm back in Blighty.
|Smokey charcoal-grilled morsels.... in all their glory.|
|A squatting maestro at work. If my Vietnamese wasn't so crap I might have got the recipe.|