Hawker Fare is a red-hot restaurant in San Francisco helmed by Thai-Laotian chef James Syhabout. His new collection of the restaurant’s most beloved recipes is well-worth a spot in your culinary library, so pick up a copy of Hawker Fare and heat up a grill. It’s Isan BBQ chicken time!

BBQ chicken is everywhere on the streets and in the markets of Isan. You can smell it from afar, like a smoke signal commanding you to come and eat. Chicken, roasted or barbecued, just spells comfort. It’s easy and delicious. And with gai yang, sticky rice, and tum som, you’ve got a complete meal.

Reprinted with permission from Hawker Fare