Thai grilled pork, or moo ping as locals would call it, is a definite must-try for every carnivorous traveler.
Succulent pieces of pork meat with fat are skewered together and grilled on top of hot coals. The melting fat dripping on the ambers creates a thick blanket of aromatic smoke that, logically, should drive you away but in reality, lures you even more.
These Thai pork skewers are marinated in a sweet-salty concoction, and when placed on the grill, receive an additional smoky flavor from the burning coals.
The barbecued meat is good enough as it is, but slathered with the homemade spicy sauce, it becomes pure heaven. Moo ping can be enjoyed stick after stick or paired with traditional sticky rice for a more filling meal. Make sure to consume your moo ping hot off the grill when the flavors are most alive and the meat actually melts in your mouth.
Here are the best places to enjoy moo ping in Bangkok: Moo Ping Hea Owen (Silom, Soi Convent), Moo Ping at Sukhomvit (Sukhomvit Soi 19, Watthana), and Chinatown (6 Yaowarat road, Samphanthawong).
Price of a skewer of moo ping in these places ranges from 4 baht ($0.15) to 10 baht ($0.30).