Moo yang is another grilled meat favorite on the streets of Bangkok, a popular fare among locals who want to cap off their day with a few drinks and some good street food.
Pieces of meat are marinated in a formula of honey, fish sauce, soy sauce, and spices, and then grilled on charcoal. The process of marinating and grilling results in tender, juicy pieces packed with sweet-salty-smoky flavor bite after bite.
They are served either skewered or sliced into bite-sized pieces. You can also make a full meal out of it by ordering rice alongside your grilled honey roast pork.
Ask Bangkok locals where you can find the best moo yang and they will quickly answer, “Just follow the smoke.” It’s true though because moo yang carts are distinguished by the fragrant smoke emanating from the burning charcoals sizzling with dripping pork fat.
Your moo yang experience can be made even better by dipping the pork skewers in Thai peanut sauce or green chili sauce.
Here are the best places to enjoy moo yang: Moo Yang Nam Peung (Chatuchak Weekend Market, Area 22, Soi 4, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak); Soi Convent (Convent Road); and Ratchawat Market (Nakhon Chaisi Road, Bangkok).
Price of moo yang in these places ranges from 4 baht ($0.10) to 9 baht ($0.25).