FLAME Grilled Pork and Sticky Rice at Burger King, Only In Thailand

Trying localized fare at global fast-food chains is one of the things that I like to do. Simply because it’s not available back home, plus it also gives me the bragging right!

Thai grilled pork on a skewer, eaten with sticky rice, also known as Khao Niaow Moo Ping หมูปิ้ง is one of Thailand’s favorite street food. Usually sold at 5-10 baht per skewer + 10 baht for sticky rice, it keeps one full without breaking the wallet.

Burger King’s Flame Grilled Pork and Sticky Rice
Burger King’s Flame Grilled Pork and Sticky Rice

The humble dish has been made available at Burger King Thailand since last year, and I finally tried it two weekends ago. The Burger King-version khao niaw moo ping is no longer the same humble 15 baht-snack. At 59 baht, it costs 3-4 times more than the street version.

It comes in a container
Tada .. the grilled pork after flaming

But, it’s not-your-typical khao niaw moo ping, mind you. But… tada … Flame grilled pork (sans the skewer) and sticky rice. So, you pay a little bit more for the fame “flame”. But dipping-wise, it comes with the usual dried chilli dipping sauce.

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.