Thai street food : Muu ping & khao niao (grilled pork skewers & sticky rice)

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Street food opportunities are abundant in Thailand, with carts and pop up street restaurants everywhere. When the cover of night falls, plastic chairs are whipped out in front of closed shops, people drink, eat and socialise on the street.

Like many of my favoured Thai meals, muu ping (grilled pork) & khao niao (sticky rice)  is from the northeastern area of Isaan.
Sticky rice is eaten as a staple in Isaan and across the border into Laos, a handheld carbohydrate, eaten with the right hand to accompany meats and mop up dips and sauces.

The fatty slices of pork meat are marinated and grilled over coal, often on a streetside barbecue. The resulting pork is sweet, juicy and full of flavour – the perfect hand held meal, a stick of delicious glazed pork in one hand and a bag of sticky rice in the other.

A market stall selling grilled meats and fish

A market stall selling grilled meats and fish

Food markets and street vendors sell muu ping & khao niao all over the country, expect to pay from around ten baht per stick – more in Bangkok – and around five baht for a bag of sticky rice.  Cheap AND delicious!

Some useful words

Neung – one
Sawng – two
Aroy – delicious
Sai tung – take away (put in a bag)
Pai sed – special, as in the large size in at a foodcourt.
Tow rai? – how much

 

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