Bangkok meatballs on skewers

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Anyone who has been to Bangkok will have come across various meatballs being cooked out in the markets. Here is a version to do at home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the skewers into water to soak.
  2. This helps prevent them burning.
  3. Combine the char sui sauce, water and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. This is the glazing sauce.
  5. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. The best way is to use your hands.
  7. Roll mixture into 18 meatballs.
  8. About a rounded tablespoon mixture each.
  9. Thread 3 meatballs onto each skewer.
  10. If you like you can add slices of red or green pepper between meatballs.
  11. Plce them on a baking sheet.
  12. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove skewers and brush meatballs with the glaze all over.
  14. Turn on the broiler.
  15. Place skewers under the broiler and cook for about 2 minutes each side.
  16. Serve.
  17. These could also be prepared ahead up to the broiler part and then barbequed.
Most Helpful

We loved these meatballs. I added the garlic chile paste to the meatball mixture instead of the glaze. I baked them in a 350 degree oven. Tossed them with some Thai Sweet Chile Sauce, and nuked them for a couple minutes. Everyone loved them. Thanks for a great recipe.

dawnie2u December 25, 2007

Really outstanding meatballs! I translated the recipe into Australian and used a bit over 300gm lean beef and I'm guessing that broiling means grilling! All ingredients are always in the pantry so this was a very easy recipe. I used 1/2 tsp siraccha sauce rather than chillies and the heat was perfect. Served with coconut rice, fantastic meal - thanks for posting!

currybunny August 12, 2007

Very good Have made this several times for parties Cooking the meatballs ahead of time and then adding glaze and reheating

Larry G. February 19, 2007