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.
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.
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.