One of the cuisines I enjoy the most is Thai. Unfortunately since I’ve moved here to Calgary I haven’t been to a Thai restaurant, but I really miss the strong and bold flavors. Here in Calgary there are a lot of Vietnamese restaurants, and the funny thing is I’ve never been to a Vietnamese restaurant until I came to Calgary.
I don’t think I’ve ever attempted to make Thai food before and I don’t even know if this dish would qualify as Thai but I’ve seen similar Thai dishes. I think the coconut ginger chicken has all the right elements, it has coconut milk, ginger, the right spices and as I said it certainly tastes Thai to me.
This recipe may scare you at first because it looks like it has a lot of ingredients, but it’s really not that difficult. I have all these spices because I love to try out different dishes from different cultures but I know that buying spices can get quite expensive. However, you don’t have to buy all these spices at once. What I did is every time I’d go grocery shopping I’d buy another bottle of a spice, so this way you don’t feel the cost as much. You can also buy these spices in bulk which would be a lot cheaper. Before you know it your cupboards will be full of spices.
This coconut ginger chicken dish did not dissapoint. It was so delicious and so flavorful. I’d definitely be making this again.