Some of the best Thai Mookata places to visit in Singapore
Grilled meat while slurping soups that get better and better each time, are you thinking about having some Mookata this weekend?
If you've never had Thai Mookata then you really are missing out on the good stuff. Mookata basically means pork and skillet. But to put it simply, it is a combination of grilling and hot pot all rolled into one and hails from the northern part of Thailand.
For those who love pork, this hearty meal is sure to satisfy your taste buds. However, the other star of the show aside from the food is the special grilling pan. It is a design genius.
In the middle is a dome-shaped skillet where you grill all the meat. Then surrounding this domed skillet is a deep trench filled with clear broth. It is designed in such a way that all the juices from grilling meat and seafood would drain into this trench, adding layer upon layer of flavour which results in a delicious and hearty soup.
A Mookata is meant to be shared and what better way for us to connect over food. Nevermind if you come home smelling like grilled pork after because at the end of the day, it all rolls down to good food and great company.
Best Mookata places in Singapore
1. Ninja Cheese Mookata Buffet (Golden Mile)
With live seafood that you can catch yourself and a melty cheese dip, you can see why everyone would flock to this place to eat. This place is buffet style so you only pay one price for an unlimited array of seafood and meat. Eat your heart out for under $30! Let not forget that they are also famous for their free flow of oysters! The place is a little bit hard to find but if you ask the locals around there, they might be able to help you out.
Where: Beach Rd, #01-50 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588
Hours: 3 PM – 5 AM
Contact number: +65 8821 7699
2. Lady Boy steamboat and Mookata cheese
Situated in Geylang, people would actually line up to eat at Ladyboy Mookata just to try their cheese and salted egg yolk dip. So do book early especially if you want to secure a spot. They do really generous portions too, but just be prepared to leave smelling like food. Ventilation isn't their strong point even if their food is.
Where: Lor 40, 644 Geylang Road 389574
Hours: 6 pm - 1 am
Contact number: +65 8138 3836
3. Siam Square Mookata
Set in a hawker style setting, some might not think too highly of this place. But with affordable prices starting from $1.80 per plate, a huge variety to choose from and pretty decent food, we can't see why not.
Where: 22A Havelock Road, #01-14 161022
Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm
Contact number: +65 8119 6664
4. Bangkok Street Mookata
This chain is scattered all over Singapore and so convenient! There's even an all you can eat outlet at Jalan Kuras going for less than $27! The place is clean where salmon, crayfish and scallops are presented nicely and look fresh. Famous for their the chilli dip, this place boasts good food and affordable pricing.
Where: Blk 421 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1149 560421
Hours: 6 pm - 4 am
Contact number: +65 9655 5771
5. Tom Yum Kungfu Mookata
This restaurant does give off that retro and pop feel, especially with the cheery bright warm colours and checkered floor. They don't only do mookata but also serve other pretty decent Thai dishes. But the unique thing about this place is the use of charcoal which really adds another layer of flavour to their grilled meats. Best part, you pay $39.90 for a bbq steamboat set for two!
Where: 16 Circular Road, Singapore 049372
Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mondays
Contact number: +65 6536 1646
Are you thinking about having some mookata over the weekend now? Do check these places out for yourself especially if you think making it at home is too much hassle.