This recipe was born out of homesickness during my first year in Germany. We were lucky enough to have an Asian store close by for the lemon grass. Its best to use the regular/young chicken. I tried using hen, but turned out rubbery and it didn't smell too good either. Sea salt really brings out the flavor while the lemon grass adds to the "kick" factor of the dish. If you have a coal-burning oven, then you will have a more flavorful effect. Now, its been my family's favorite and I prepare it during gatherings. Enjoy!