A great deal of the social history of any area may be written from its recipes. It is very clear that the influences of China, India and Buddhism are very strong in Thai culture. And so, among other dishes, are many ‘Chinese-style’ Thai recipes.
This dish is very popular in Bangkok, where the Thai-Chinese mix is especially apparent. Chinese cooks prefer to use the slightly bitter broccoli of south China but you may substitute the sweeter common broccoli. This simple dish is easy to make and always satisfying.
If using unboned thighs, remove the skin and bones or have your butcher do it for you. Cut the chicken into
If you are using Chinese broccoli, cut it into
Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat until it is hot. Add the groundnut oil, and when it is slightly smoking, add the garlic, ginger and
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