Grilled chicken gizzards

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Grilled chicken gizzards

This is a skewer of grilled chicken gizzards (sitting on top a bag of hot dogs, of course). Called gun gai yang [กึ๋นไก่ย่าง] in Thai, gizzards are a secondary stomach used by some animals to grind up food. They are actually quite a popular food throughout the world. I am actually very surprised this is the first time I have ever encountered them in Thailand. I found them to be quite chewy and, as expected, have a taste similar to other interior chicken parts I’ve eaten. They aren’t something that wets my palate, but perhaps if they were prepared a bit more elegantly…

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