Vice/Munchies always highlights kind of off-color or downright weird cooks/chefs in their videos. Often times it’s more like watching a train wreck then a cooking show, however when it does work it can be very amusing.
In this instance the chef is Jan Wejendorp who worked for David Thompson at Sailors Thai one of his first Thai restaurants in Sydney. He is more straight forward than most and I thought these traditional Thai sausages looks amazing. I have never made sausages at home and he walks you through the process in such a way that it made me feel I could actually tackle it with some level of success. KitchenAid standing mixers have an attached that would allow you to do this without having to make a big new kitchen appliance investment.
It is vaguely creepy that these sausages are cured in a warm room before cooking. Apparently the fermentation is what gives them their unique flavor. Also I love the grill he has, speaking of new kitchen hardware!
Has anyone made sausages at home? If so I’d love to her your experiences.