Salted egg Mookata? Mookata, the traditional DIY Thai- style BBQ steamboat using a dome-shaped grill surrounded by a steamboat moat, continues to be popular among Singaporeans.
Wah, make big money already.
Talay Kata means “seafood” and “skillet” in Thai respectively.
Buffets are priced at $18.80 (weekday lunch), $28.80 (weekday dinner), $27.80 (weekend lunch), $33.80 (weekend dinner).
Children aged between 5 and 12 years old will be charged at half the price.
The highlight of the food selection is probably the selection of seafood: Crayfish, Shishamo, King Crab, Mud Crab and Japanese Scallops.
Seasonal items include Kurobuta pork from Japan and Grade 5 marbled beef, are occasionally available at no additional cost.
Talay Kata is probably the first local mookata restaurant to offer Salted Egg soup broth (simi food also salted egg yolk).
The Salted Egg soup base is prepared using Salted Egg, Seafood Broth, Whipping Cream and Special Thai Herbs to create a savory and not too overwhelming taste.
So, it is really possible to have all Salted Egg Prawn, Salted Egg Crab, Salted Egg Crayfish after dipping the food items in the broth.
But, it is probably time to watch those calories, cholesterol levels, and expanding waistlines.
For those of you already-over with your relationships with Salted Egg, Chicken, Tom Yum and Bonito soup bases are also offered.
Apart from seafood, the usual meat selection consists of Chicken, Pork Jowl, Pork Belly, Beef and Salmon, which can get a little tough and chewy.
We would probably stick to the Talay (Seafood), especially the Crayfish and Scallops that shrunk and shriveled up within a minute on the heated skillet.
Aroi mak mak, soft and bouncy.
What we liked here is the selection of sauces and dips that reminded us of Hai Di Lao, though not with as many options.
Green Seafood sauce, Sukiyaki sauce, Peanut Sesame sauce, Sweet Chili sauce for dipping if the seasoning of the meat is too bland.
Seems like the Salted Egg trend is not over yet, with many different variations everywhere.
So Salted Egg fans, Mai Tu Liao!
Orchard Central, #08-04/05, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].