A what? Yep, a Tao. This here mechanism is the closest store bought way to cooking as native Thai do. It simulates cooking over an open fire and it can be used to cook directly over a grate or with a wok.
Because my man is in search of cooking the best Thai he possible can, I get him a Tao for his birthday. Below is our trial run on a dark night in March.
Pictured: Pok Pok by Andy Ricker. Highly recommend and can be purchased here!