Having Thai Mookata with a waterfront view seems like a wonderful idea.
This would also be great news to friends staying at the Punggol area, as Siam Square Mookata has just opened a new outlet at The Punggol Settlement.
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Imagine having hot barbecued meats and hearty soups, feeling the cool breeze while watching the sun set in the distance.
Perhaps you have yet to try Mookata before. No?
“Moo” means “pork”; while “kata” refers to the skillet in which you get to try both barbecue and steamboat in the same pot.
When the meats and seafood are grilled, the juices and oil would drip down to the soup base below, adding more flavours and oomph which makes the broth more tasty.
Originated from Northern Thailand, Mookata has generally gained popularity in Singapore over the years as the dining experience makes it suitable for bonding with family and friends.
It is also generally considered inexpensive, compared to other forms of hotpot around.
Here are 9 things about Siam Square Mookata:
Siam Square Mookata is considered one of the earliest Mookata restaurants in Singapore, which started humbly within a food centre at Havelock Road way back in 2013.
Many of the earlier Mookata eateries have come and gone, but Siam Square Mookata has ‘survived’ the competition due to its casual no-frills setting, reasonable prices and service.
They also try to open at places where the rentals are not that expensive in order to keeps operating costs low and pass the savings to customers.
Despite the Mookata trend going up then stagnant, the chain has since expanded to other outlets around Singapore, from Golden Mile Tower, Jurong Gateway Road, and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. (Well, should venture to the East too.)
Prices are considered reasonable and affordable, with a plate of ingredients priced between $2 to $3 per plate.
You can order the a la carte small plates for easy portioning and sharing. Some of the more popular items include Pork Belly, Sliced Beef, Pork Neck, Smoked Duck, Shishamo, and Clams.
Every store would have certain “exclusive” items. For the Punggol outlet, you can look forward to the Cheese Roll ($4.00) of cheese sticks wrapped within bacon rolls; and Truffle Corn or Mushroom ($4.00).
All-you-can-eat Mookata Buffet
If you have a good appetite and fancy for more, go for the buffet option, priced at $29.00 per person.
Diners can choose any ingredients under the menu, with the exception of scallops, cheese, truffle and exclusive special menu items.
That is still more than 50 items to choose from, ensuring quite a variety.
For the buffet, there will also be complimentary ice cream with flavours of green tea, strawberry, chocolate, and chocolates & cream. A sweet end to the meal.
Good to know that all their ingredients are freshly bought and replenished daily to maintain the freshness.
Even the preparations of the ingredients, such as cutting, marinating and brewing of soups are done on a day-to-day basis.
Special chilli sauces
To me, the quintessential item for any Mookata is their chilli sauces.
Siam Square Mookata’s chilli sauces are made with a secret recipe, with 3 levels of spiciness – one is best paired with seafood, while the other is for meats.
I actually enjoyed the Level 1 best due to the sweetness, best paired with the seafood with its natural juices.
Pans are made of Teflon
The pans are made of Teflon so that the ingredients do not get stuck to the top.
That means you do not need oil the surface that much (less fattening), and items do not get charred that easily.
The Siam Square Mookata at The Punggol Settlement consists of both outside and indoor seating areas – that means, air-con.
Other than the open environment with that vibes, I think the best selling points of the restaurant is still its basic – fresh meats paired with spicy chilli sauce with a kick.
Siam Square Mookata
Building 3 Punggol Point #02-01, The Punggol Settlement Singapore 329566
Opening Hours: 4pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)
Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road Basement Singapore 199589
Opening Hours: 3pm – 6am (Mon – Sun)
332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Coffee Shop) Singapore 560332
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
134 Jurong Gateway Road (Jurong East) Singapore 600134
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
450 Clementi Ave 3 #01-271 Singapore 120450
Opening Hours: 4pm – 2am (Mon – Sun)
221 Boon Lay Shopping Centre (Jurong West) Singapore 640221
Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon -Thurs), 5pm – 3am (Fri – Sun)
22A Havelock Road #01-14 (Hawker centre) Singapore 161022
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
11 Woodlands Close #01-46 Stall 3B Woodlands 11 Coffee Shop, Singapore 737853
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
71 Woodlands Industrial Park E9 Wave 9 Coffee Shop, Singapore 757048
Opening Hours: 3pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)
155 Bukit Batok St 11 Singapore 650155
Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Mon – Sun)
*Last orders 30min before outlets close.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Siam Square Mookata.