Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 small bread rolls, halved

  2. 120 gm good-quality pt such as Pheasant Farm

  3. 1 cup each (loosely packed) coriander and mint leaves

  4. cup (loosely packed) Vietnamese mint leaves

  5. 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  6. 4 small red chillies, finely chopped, to serve

  7. 250 ml (1 cup) fish sauce

  8. 6 cm piece of ginger, thickly sliced

  9. 100 gm light palm sugar

  10. 1 free-range chicken (about 1.6kg), brought to room temperature

  11. 2 carrots, cut into julienne

  12. 1 daikon (about 430gm), cut into julienne

  13. 150 ml aged rice wine vinegar (see note)

  14. 110 gm ( 1/2 cup) white sugar

  15. 75 gm ( 1/4 cup) good-quality mayonnaise

  16. tsp Dijon mustard

  17. 2 tsp lime juice

  18. 1 tsp fish sauce

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Serves 8 Prep time 30 mins, cook 1 hr 30 mins (plus cooling)

  2. When chicken is cooked like this it remains nice and juicy. Make sure you use a good-quality pt.

  3. For poached chicken, add ingredients to a very large saucepan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook over high heat for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave chicken to cool in liquid until cooled to room temperature, then drain, discard skin and finely shred meat (discard bones). Refrigerate until required.

  4. Meanwhile, for pickled vegetables, combine carrot and daikon in a heatproof bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, bring vinegar, sugar, 150ml water and 1 tbsp sea salt to a simmer over medium heat, pour over vegetables and set aside to cool to room temperature (20-30 minutes).

  5. Meanwhile, for lime mayonnaise, combine ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

  6. Spread top halves of rolls with mayonnaise. Spread pt over remaining bottom halves, top with chicken, pickled vegetables, herbs and green onion. Add chilli to taste and serve immediately.


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