Songhla food pageant hopes to draw tourists with its Hat Yai fried hen

Refund in Songkhla province’s city of Hat Yai is promoting the city’s hen fried chicken to vacationers. The festival, referred to as Street Food Festival @ Hatyai, kicked off within the southern metropolis yesterday and can proceed until July three.
Foodie bloggers and Youtubers have praised Hat Yai’s fried chicken prior to now. Now, the chairman of Songkhla Chamber of Commerce hopes the dish will become a vacationer draw for Hat Yai. The chairman, Thanawat Poonsilp, stated the chamber had enlisted 20 Hat Yai fried hen outlets to hold a fried chicken honest on the festival.
It seems like Thanawat has reasons to be optimistic about his plan. He mentioned that Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has despatched an invitation to Michelin Guide to try Hat Yai fried rooster. Like Thanawat, Phiphat hopes the dish will boost Songkhla’s tourism.
One expat who has appreciated Hat Yai hen is American YouTuber, Mark Wiens. In a video from 2020, Wiens movies himself in Hat Yai consuming the famous dish. At a meals stall, he reveals the seller loading up his dish with chicken, sticky rice, and crunchy shallots.
Wiens explains that you nearly don’t need a sauce for Hat Yai fried hen because it’s already flavourful. Yet, there’s not a thick batter across the rooster, he says. Wien’s face radiates absolute joy as he munches down on his chicken. He says…
“They have it all the method down to a science, to a perfection of fried chicken.”

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