Isaan Microwave

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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.

Step 1)
  1. Place a glass bottle filled with water in the chicken’s rear – bottle top off.
  2. Place the chicken on a tin lid or a metal plate.
  3. Cover with an empty metal biscuit tin or something similar.

 

 Step 2)
  1. Cover the tin with dried grass and/or small bits of wood.
  2. Set it on fire!

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Step 3)
  1. Watch it burn.
  2. Have a drink.
  3. Do a rain dance.

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Step 4)
  1. Take off the tin (keeping your hands protected of course).
  2. Eat and enjoy!

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Another classic article from our archives published in 2015 and reported by Rob Gall

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