The Ultimate Thai Chicken Rice Recipe (วิธีทำข้าวมันไก่) & Street Food Documentary



Are you ready to make this Thai chicken rice recipe (วิธีทำข้าวมันไก่) yourself? Get more details and instructions here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2Dq

Khao man gai (ข้าวมันไก่), is the Thai version of the widely popular Hainanese chicken rice dish, available around Southeast Asia. In Thailand, it’s usually considered a street food dish, and in Bangkok you can’t walk more than a few feet without noticing the next chicken rice street food vendor. There are a couple of parts to any plate of khao man gai (ข้าวมันไก่), boiled chicken, rice cooked with chicken broth, chicken soup, and finally the sauce.

In this Thai street food adventure and chicken rice recipe, I also decided to include an extra part, serving the dish exactly the way you’ll find it when you’re in Thailand. This is not only a recipe, but a full food adventure, from start to finish. So keep watching this video all the way to the end, and join me on this epic food journey for the Thai style of Hainanese chicken rice.

Ok, so the first part of this khao man gai recipe (วิธีทำข้าวมันไก่) is to go to the market or the supermarket and buy yourself some chicken. I just went to the local market, bought 4 chickens and brought them home. I’m not sure exactly how you’ll be able to buy your chickens, but in Thailand I bought them with their heads on and the organs in-tact. So the first thing I had to do was wash and rinse the chicken, and then take out the organs. You want to be a bit careful, and try to make sure nothing breaks when you’re fishing them out, because that could cause the chicken to get bitter. Anyway, once you’ve done that, just wash out the chicken again, and it’s time to boil the chickens. You want to boil the chicken for probably about 35 – 45 minutes, my 4 chickens took about 45 minutes. The Hainanese chicken rice recipe usually says to plunge the chickens into ice water after they are finished boiling, but in Thailand, this is usually not the case, and the chickens are usually just left to sit and cool down.

Next part of this street food recipe is the rice. First you need to deep fry a bunch of garlic in either chicken oil or vegetable oil, rinse your uncooked rice, and then put the fried garlic into the rice. Instead of using water to cook the rice, we’ll be using the fresh chicken broth. Then just cook your rice normally in the rice cooker. The Thai version of chicken rice sauce is a little different from the Singapore and Chinese version. It’s heavy on ginger and chilies, and made with fermented soy bean sauce. Take all the ingredients and then just blend them up, bring it to a boil, and your khao man gai sauce is good to go. For the chicken soup, you basically just take the broth, skim off all the oil, and boil it again. You can add in as much salt and pepper to your liking, and then chop up a winter melon or daikon radish, boil it in the soup, and the final step is to toss in a handful of cilantro. These four parts of the khao man gai recipe (วิธีทำข้าวมันไก่) are ready, and the next thing to do is just assemble a Thai street food style plate.

My favorite part is putting it all together and serving it. Take a bowl of rice, put it on a plate, then slice off some chicken and cut it into strips. Then serve the chicken rice with a bowl of soup on the side, and sauce on the side. In this video, I then hung up the chickens on my food cart, and headed over to our friends house to serve them the dish. It was quite a lot of fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed serving khao man gai!

If you check out the full recipe here http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2Dq I’ve included two versions of it – the first is for the exactly proportions and amounts of ingredients that I used in this giant 4 chicken sized recipe. But I also included another recipe (written in the box), where I reduced the ingredients to just 1 chicken – so that if you’re not cooking for a whole party, you can still make this recipe for a smaller group. However, if you want to do 4 chickens, I think you should!

Again, for all the directions for the recipes, go here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2Dq

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  1. Mark Wiens January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    BRAND NEW! The Ultimate Thai chicken rice recipe (วิธีทำข้าวมันไก่) &
    street food video documentary!

    #streetfood #ThaiFood #video 

  2. Red Dragon Diaries January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    What a great adventure, Mark. Thanks for sharing that experience and I
    agree, folks who do that for a living are truly working hard. Btw, the
    next time you fry that chicken skin, you can send those crispy pieces to me
    in Korea!

  3. linited January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I loved this episode! This has got to be one of my favourite episodes from
    you out of all of them. It was so fun to watch and it looked delicous as
    always. Keep up the hard work.

  4. NgocAnh Pham January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    This video will be one among the highest ranking for the street food
    documentary.
    It is fun to every sec to watch. The script written makes us laugh. And the
    friendly, warm heart talking type —-like how Mark concluded in the end of
    a hard work day, give the respect to people doing that street food cooking
    daily. I have seen many but this one is a special one. It is a document but
    it is teaching us about how hard work also enjoy, self reward after all
    sale done after a day — the video is enjoyable and also it touched our
    heart in a way.
    Thanks Mark and so much appreciate the story that you can put all into 22
    mins-video.

  5. Shinobu S January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Hello mark, Thank you for a splendid recipe!
    I want to make a Khao man gai in this way sometime, too. 

  6. chocmilkshake24 January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    haha! i feel your excitement, bro. it’s truly an awesome experience! you’re
    lucky to have such a wonderful mother-in-law! seeing your vid makes me
    super homesick and hungry at the same time (i grew up in bkk). ever
    considered being a chef?

  7. Evelyn Torres January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    I love your personality, you are very humble and I love how you have credit
    to the street food vendors. I am from Guatemala, you should visit some
    time! Thanks for the great video, it was very entertaining. 

  8. brownpure January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    love what you did at the end by sharing the food with others! Keep up the
    amazing vids man

  9. Abdulrhman Alharbi January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    its better to experience those kind of stuff in a way to help us to be
    humbled and to know what those people face in their daily life which will
    make us grateful of what they do and not to look down to anybody that works
    so hard to make a living out of it. Thanks for this amazing video and may
    Allah bless you. 

  10. TheAdventurousVlogger January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Mark,i have only just started my vlogging of my travels around the
    world.Before i started this you were the first person i subscribed too.
    Many months later and you are still my favorite YouTuber,your videos are
    just full of so much quality and the love you have for each video is
    fantastic.
    if i can turn into anywhere near as good as you i will be a happy man,hope
    your well.oh and by the way this video is up there with the best you have
    ever made.

    john

  11. Kevin MIchael January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Eating street food daily, the effort that goes into cooking daily, selling
    all day, and then cleaning at night, just to do it all again the next day,
    never crossed my mind.
    New respect for street food vendors.

  12. Bonn EmDoF January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    omg finally, thx man :)

  13. manjusharron January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Great journey man

  14. Larry Yeong January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    This is one of your best video. 

  15. tonydebua January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Mark, the Kao Mun Kai is one of difiicult level Thai Food. You are a good
    chef.
    It’s look awesome.

  16. Tanongkorn Kanp. January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    So cool! You are frist foreigner in my life to cook Thai chicken rice
    recipe and serve with cart. Very impressive.

  17. peter liew January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Mark, two thumbs up !!!

  18. mchaisoccer January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    This is awesome. I have done it before but it did not look as good as what
    you did. Love all your VDOs.

  19. Nanthawat Rodpinthong January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    สุดๆเลยพี่~ อยากไปลองกินฝีมือพี่จัง~~ 5555+ ><"

  20. shabushi1997 January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Perfect. น่ากินมากๆเลย
    Keep going to cooking
    

  21. The Food Ranger | Trevor James January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    +Mark Wiens Haha your cart is awesome! You should bring that to the street
    and use your thai language skills to locals walking by to advertise for the
    best chicken rice in Bangkok! 

  22. ป๋อมบางรัก ซอย9 January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    นายแน่มาก มาร์ควีนส์ คาราวะจากหัวใจ

  23. NightMare Ch January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    สนุกมาก-Snuk mak- so fun

  24. Christian Hébert January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Awesome video as always Mark ! Thx for taking us with you on this wonderful
    journey ! :D

  25. Jason Lam January 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Did Mark say my mother and my husband @ 12:48? I thought Mark was married
    to a girl because some of his other videos there was a girl next to him.