When my Thai Hubby would get off the little school van that took him and his friends to school, the first thing he would do is walk down the dusty street to the Thai Meatball (luk chin) vendor and order meatballs on a stick with a Thai spicy sweet tamarind sauce. Whoa! Best after school snack ever! I’m a little jealous!
Thai Hubby even told me most of the Thai meatball street vendors in Thailand don’t even make their own meatballs! They just buy a bag of frozen pre-made meatballs from the store, and then grill or deep fry them, and put them on sticks in a bag with some sweet and spicy sauce!
So if you make these, you would be better at making Thai meatballs than a Thai street vendor!
You are amazing!!!
My kids love almost anything on a stick and anything with a sauce. Maybe that’s part of the reason why these amazing Thai street food meatballs are so good and everyone from kids to adults adore them?
You put them on a stick AND you dip them in a sauce! Perfect combo!
Look chin is one of those so delicious Thai street food snacks, that I at first didn’t even want to try making because how would it be possible to replicate such a classic Thai snack? I didn’t want to mess it up!
But I tried, and tried and tried again. Then I made this version and hours after eating the Thai meatballs, Thai Hubby said to me, “Wow, Im still thinking of how amazing those meatballs were and how they reminded of when I was a kid! So good!”
If you’ve never had these in Thailand, just so you know, the texture is quite different from a meatball you would have in America. It’s this cool springy, texture when you bite into it, which we love, but it’s not going to taste like a meatball you’ve ever had before.
Have you had these in Thailand before? Anyone else a fan like we are? If you have had them or not, try out the recipe, and let us know what you think! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram when you make them @thaifoodie! We want to see!