Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mookata Thai Style Steamboat & BBQ @ Golden Mile Complex [Little Thailand]

Trust me; Thailand style steamboat-and-barbecue is going to be the next big thing in Singapore's dynamic food scene! The sign was clear - a queue even though it was already past dinnertime at 8.30pm! 

It would be extremely desirable to have Thai cuisine in its native country [Thailand, in case you are unaware] but in Singapore, there is one such place where you can have your fix of authentic yet economical Thai food; Golden Mile Complex.

Apart from being located in an authentic site, Mookata New Udon Thai Food restaurant is also often mentioned when it comes to Thai style steamboat-and-barbecue! 

Ordering was fuss free - order one standard set that came with a variety of ingredients. Insufficient? Just top up individual ingredients which were priced separately.  

Standard Set - for a person who has been spoiled with Chinese steamboat buffet style, the servings appeared to be a tad too little. 

Protein ingredients included squid, marinated pork, marinated chicken, pork liver, prawns, hotdog, crabstick and fishballs (beef was included but our dear lala doesn't eat the red meat so we chose to swap).

Guess you don't need further introduction on the vegetables. 

Rice was charged on a per bowl basis although you can get your carbohydrates from the beehoon. That plastic pack of whitish stuff contained a sinfully rich component! 

Steamboat and BBQ Equipment - the charcoal powered appliance has a weird dome in the middle where you barbecue your meat and a surrounding moat that holds the water for steamboat. 

Begin by placing the whitish stuff on the BBQ dome for lubricating purpose just like the way we use butter and oil on the griddle. By the way, the 'sinfully rich' stuff is raw pork lard!!! Yummy! 

Unique this equipment definitely is although its design can be frustrating for non-native users! The narrow strip of water made it difficult to put in big-leaf vegetables and the convex shape of the BBQ plate meant that some of the food would occasionally slide into the boiling soup! 

To be fair, the ingredients were fresh and the most important factor for me to revisit was the marinated meat. 

Unlike Korean BBQ, the marination was not as intense even though i actually prefer the taste of natural meat juices that was enhanced with the nutty flavour of sesame seeds.

There is a second reason for me to make a return trip to Mookata - the chilli sauce! I could not really describe the taste except it was like the spicier version of the popular Kimball Thai Chilli Sauce mixed with a generous amount of sesame seeds! 

Using charcoal powered equipment has a problem; smoke. Depending on where you sit, this would be an issue of irritation to your eyes. Bring along a set of new clothing if you are thinking of going somewhere else after your meal; the smell lingering on my clothes was bad.

Health conscious individuals would not take kindly to the above sight! Hence, i have made the executive decision not to bring my dad to Mookata; a bloody risk i am not willing to take!

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Location
5001, Beach Road, #01-66B,
Golden Mile Complex

Price
Standard Set - S$39
Rice - S$1 a bowl
Drink - typically S$1.50 each
[No GST and No Service Charge]

Additional Information
Don't order too much in the beginning as you can always request for top up of the ingredients when you have depleted everything from the standard set. As i said before, top-ups were charged separately; in the case of our extra serving of marinated chicken, it was priced at S$10.

20 comments:

  1. did u eat up the pork lard? haha

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    1. I have to! how could i resist fresh pork lard that was barbecued?!?! Haha

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  2. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Have you tried the dancing chef chilli sauce? Goes well with steamboat and noodles. Just rem to add lotsa yan Sui and sesame seeds....yummehh!

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    1. sounds good! where can i find it?!!?

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    2. Anonymous8:32 AM

      NTUC fairprice. :D

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    3. okay! shall check it out the next time i am NTUC! thanks!

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  3. Did you guys try the sauces? Shiok man, Mookata at golden mile definitely my top bbq / steamboat place in sg. cheap n good!

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    1. chilli sauce? You bet i did! haha. and nice blog you have! :)

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  4. Anonymous12:06 PM

    lousy experience

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    1. Please elaborate further so that every reader can benefit from reading your experience!! :)

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  5. Anonymous12:11 PM

    i went there last evening with my friends. We ordered the foods by ticking on the list, however, not most of the foods came. When we asked them to replenish the prawns, it takes ages to come. The place is hot and humid for steamboat.
    The soup is full of MSG. I have to order drinks which is excluded on the price $23.90. The meat balls have a funny taste. Never patronise anymore.

    Bad experience

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    1. Hn..... tick on the list? We didn't have to tick on any list; are you sure it is the same shop?

      i understand there is another mookata shop right next door and god knows how many there are in golden mile!!

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  7. Really good blog! Best Home product Supplier in Singapore Bbq Equipment

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  8. Anonymous9:23 PM

    I will never go there for mookata anymore ..the staffs are rude... need to tell them 6 times in order to give us plain rice... vomit blood....lousy service. ..

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    1. please give more details on how rude they are; i understand they can be quite slow but the last when i was there, they were never rude (i was frustrated though as i needed rice)!

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  9. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Hi! I was wondering, do they still offer the buffet option? :)

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    1. buffet option? i didn't even know they have the buffet option! haha

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  10. Anonymous1:17 AM

    $45 for a mookata set is very overpriced the items were so few, didn't even have beef and gave pig liver, outdoor sitting dirty environment. Bad service and attitude. First and last time

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    1. Eh... actually the price is $39 a set when i visited; was there such a drastic increase?! And we did have the option of beef and liver but chose to remove them as some of us don't take it.

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