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Laap Gai

This is one of our absolute favorite classic Thai dishes.
Easy to toss together, good hot or cold, with lettuce or rice - you can't go wrong!

Laap Gai - Yai's Thai

Serves: 4
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  1. In a skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the fish sauce and Chili Garlic Hot Sauce. (Note that with both of these ingredients a little goes a long way, and you can always add more!)
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cilantro, red onions, lime juice, and Ginger Lime Hot Sauce.
  4. Once chicken has cooked, add it to the bowl on top of the cilantro and onion mixture. Let sit for a minute or two and then thoroughly mix together (the heat from the chicken "cooks" the shallot just enough to remove the bite).
  5. Serve in lettuce cups, over jasmine rice, or eat plain!

Laap Gai - Yai's Thai Chili Garlic - Ginger Lime

  • Note on spelling & pronunciation: you'll often see this dish spelled "larb gai" or "laab gai." We think the "laap gai" spelling gives you the best sense of how it is pronounced - "laap" is pronounced similarly to a quickly spoken "yup," NOT rhyming with "garb!" The word "gai" means chicken, and rhymes with Yai's Thai!

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