Ultimate Thai Street Snack Recipe: Grilled BBQ Pork Skewers (Moo Ping)


Hi there foodies! There’s just something about Thai street snack that leaves us captivated. Perhaps it’s how simple these snacks are or maybe it’s the fact that they come with a punch of flavours. If you miss the Thai street food scene, then here’s a recipe to try making one of Thailand’s famous street snack, BBQ Grilled Pork Skewers (Moo Ping). Let’s go!

Recipe To Make Ultimate Thai Street Snack, Moo Ping At Home

Everyone loves a good deal of Thai street snack. When in Thailand, the BBQ Grilled Pork Skewers, also known as Moo Ping can be found anywhere. Usually, you can find them from street vendors and the best way to enjoy these skewers is by the roadside while dipping them in some sweet Thai sauce.

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Are you ready to satiate your cravings for Moo Ping? Scroll down then!

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You’ll Need:

  • Bamboo skewers (soak overnight before using)
  • 1 ½ lb pork collar butt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 cilantro roots or 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro stems
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 Tbsp  (35g) palm sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp black soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp white peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch


Pork Marinade

  1. Pound garlic, cilantro roots, peppercorns in a mortar until fine.
  2. Add palm sugar and pound until dissolved.
  3. Add all remaining marinade ingredients, except cornstarch, and stir to mix.

Grilled BBQ Skewers

  1. Cut pork into thin, bite-sized pieces, about 3mm thick. If you see any silver skin on the pork, remove it.
  2. Pour the marinade over the pork and mix well.
  3. Let marinate overnight (8 hours) or at least 3 hours if you’re in a rush.
  4. Sprinkle cornstarch over the marinated pork and mix well.
  5. Skewer the pork, and lay them flat on a tray.
  6. Pack them neatly on top of each other and it’ll help shape the skewers. If possible, let the pork sit in the fridge on the skewers for at least a few more hours before grilling to set the shape of the skewers.
  7. Grill over medium to medium-high heat, 1.5 – 2 minutes per side.
  8. Ready to serve.
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And there you have it guys. The recipe to make BBQ Grilled Skewers (Moo Ping). Go ahead and give this recipe a go for days when you’re craving some Thai street snack. Enjoy!

This recipe is adapted from

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