Chicken Aloo

Gaeng Gai Sai Aloo

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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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The potato is a staple in the Shan hills, where it’s known as aloo, the Hindi and Urdu word for potato. The same word is used for potato in Burmese. (The potato, of course, is native to the Americas, and it traveled to Asia sometime after 1500.) Interestingly, the word for potato in neighboring Thailand is not a variant of aloo, but man farang, which translates, literally, as “foreign tuber.”

I ate this welcoming stew sitting outside under the stars at the farm