I've had fabulous barbequed chicken in Thailand, e.g a plumb, incredibly flavorful one at the Night Market in Hua Hin. But the best I've ever had was in a restaurant in Bangkok. I can't remember the name of the place but it was next to a golf driving range, pretty much in the middle of the city. Apparently the chickens used were the skinny, black-feathered ones from Chiang Mai. The dish itself consisted of very thin plates of chicken still on the bone. The meat was very dry, almost like a jerky and it came from the grill. It was served together with a sauce that was perfumed with a secretion of a big black beetle! The sauce itself had a minty, lemony taste. Together with the meat it was one of the best things I've ever tasted. Other dishes at the restaurant were incredible as well, like tempura out of fresh corn kernels and a salad from banana tree blossoms.
Is this type of chicken found throughout Thailand or was it a speciality of this particular restaurant? I'd love to have it again but I'll never find the place again. It was recommended by a hotel bellhop and the card of the place was stolen together with my wallet a few years ago.
Thanks for any suggestions