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.
Khao muu daeng is another street food staple on the streets of Thailand, an example of Chinese-Thai fusion cuisine, the red pork, seasoned with Chinese five spice, and stained red known as char sui in Cantonese cuisine.
Many streetcarts sell this and variations exist, for example one food cart we’ve eaten at several times sells khao muu daeng as well wantan soup variations including the red pork.
It’s a cheap, quick meal option, the pork is tender in a sweet, sticky glaze served with rice, sliced cucumber and sometimes boiled egg and/or Chinese sausage. If you’re really lucky you might get a crunchy bit of crackling. Some vendors also serve a clear soup of stock on the side.
At a street cart or kitchen expect to pay 30-50Baht for a plate.
Some useful words
Neung – one
Sawng – two
mai phet – not spicy
phet nit nawy’ – a little bit spicy.
Phet mak – very spicy
Aroy – delicious
Mai sai prik khap/khaa – no chilli (M/F)
Sai tung – take away (put in a bag)
Pai sed – special, as in the large size in at a foodcourt.
Tow rai? – how much?
Arroy! – Delicious!
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