Thai-style grilled pork on skewers: Moo Ping

Moo Ping

Thai-style grilled pork on skewers, known as “Moo Ping”, is one of most popular street foods in Thailand. You will find Moo Ping nearly everywhere you go. They are made by marinating bite-sized pieces of pork with an earthy, slightly spicy cilantro-garlic-peppercorn marinade. Once the pork has marinated in these wonderful flavors for a few hours, the pieces are threaded onto bamboo skewers and grilled, basting every few minutes with coconut milk to seal in all of the rich, deep flavors and moisture, and then served with warm sticky rice.

Thai papaya salad, widely known as Som Tam, is a great partner for this dish, often served with a dipping sauce which seems to vary from vendor to vendor. Jaew sauce, dried chili dipping sauce, is one of the common accompaniments to serve with this kind of grilled pork.  Moo Ping vendors usually sell throughout the day, but you will find them mainly in the morning and late afternoon, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It will fill you up for several hours so you have the energy to keep going until dinner time rolls around. Moo Ping is worth it!

Cost: 5-15 baht
Spicy Level: 0