From Friday 3rd March, Smoking Goat – Shoreditch’s much-loved Thai barbecue bar and restaurant – will transform into a central Thai-style fried chicken spot for four weeks.
Whilst travelling through Bangkok, the Smoking Goat team were on the hunt for great, central Thai style fried chicken and came across the elusive ‘Fah Fried Chicken’ stall, located on Charoen Krung Road. As they tucked in on the side of the road, the decision was made to turn their Shoreditch restaurant into a fried chicken joint for the month of March.
What’s on the Menu?
Essentials on the menu will include Fried Chicken, marinated in fish sauce and coriander root, served with heaps of crispy garlic, Thai shallots and a menagerie of dipping sauces and Kuaitao Khua Kai, wok fried rice noodles with a gooey egg inner and crisp, wok charred outer. Steaming bowls of fragrant and spicy Tom Yum Nam Sai – a clear and cleansing traditional form of tom yum soup made with makrut lime leaves and intensely sweet velvet crab – will also feature on the menu. As the season picks up, a new set of stir fries and salads will compliment the fried chicken centrepiece including spicy Khua Kling chicken livers, a Citrus Salad, and smoky Nam Toks with basil and mint. These will be followed by the incredible sounding Fish Sauce Caramel soft serve Ice Cream.
Smoking Goat’s Head Chef, Ben Curtis says:
“After toying around with a number of ideas and being distracted by sweet braised pork knuckles and biryani rice whilst in Bangkok, we tried some incredible fried chicken and thought it would be fun to turn Smoking Goat into a chicken shop for a month. It’s a fun chance to try some new salads and stir fries too to showcase the breadth of wonderful produce we use throughout the year.”
Sitting alongside the new dishes will be a cocktail menu devised by Smoking Goat’s resident cocktail expert, Aurora Calamansari. The new menu will include whimsical neon Ice Thai Teas with salted foam, refreshing Lychee Margaritas and Mango Negronis.
Smoking Goat Chicken Shop launches on Friday 3rd, March and will run until Sunday, 2nd April
Smoking Goat, 64 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JJ