The Uncle Boons Chicken Salad Brings Thai Culture a Canadian Meal

By: Ady Floyd - Sep 4, 2015
References: uncleboons & munchies.vice
The Uncle Boons eatery created a new dish that infuses Thai flavors into a traditional chicken salad. A classic chicken salad is a popular summer or picnic meal due to its simplicity and nutritious factors. However, this restaurant is mixing things up by adding unique flavors of banana blossoms and lemongrass to its traditional recipe.

This creative take on a summer salad adds a crunchy aspect to the dish with crispy fried shallots instead of traditional celery. Additionally, in place of mayonnaise Uncle Boons uses creamy coconut milk for a healthy alternative. Bringing some fresh zest to the salad, there are also splashes of lime juice, fish sauce and chili jam.

The dish is influenced by Bangkok and aims to bring a fresh Thai-inspired meal to guests who are seeking a culturally diverse twist on a classic option. The banana blossoms are the highlight of this dish as they express an authentic Thai ingredient.