Secretly, the Thais have invented an outdoor microwave.
Not to be outdone by modern technology, these clever chaps have been baking chicken in a makeshift microwave for decades.
Their cunning device is constructed using only a metal box, a glass bottle (filled with water), and some dried grass.
The outdoor “microwave” can cook a whole chicken in about fifteen to twenety minutes. As fast, if not faster, than our modern microwaves. A lovely crispy skin and succulent, moist flesh is the result.
Not only is the chicken delicious, I’d say it’s way more fun than using a silly modern microwave. And it’s certainly not bad with a few beers.
Here’s how to do it.
- Place a glass bottle filled with water in the chicken’s rear – bottle top off.
- Place the chicken on a tin lid or a metal plate.
- Cover with an empty metal biscuit tin or something similar.
- Cover the tin with dried grass and/or small bits of wood.
- Set it on fire!
- Watch it burn.
- Have a drink.
- Do a rain dance.
- Take off the tin (keeping your hands protected of course).
- Eat and enjoy!
Another classic article from our archives published in 2015 and reported by Rob Gall