Talk about Mookata aka Thai Barbecue Steamboat, and one of the most popular brands in Singapore that come to mind is Siam Square Mookata.

Ah… the fresh meats and seafood dipped in those special chilli sauces (4 types to choose from); and interesting ingredients such as Truffle Mushroom and Bacon Cheese.

It is considered the pioneer Mookata restaurant in Singapore. With several outlets around the island from Punggol Settlement, Golden Mile, Jurong East, Clementi, Boon Lay, Pasir Ris to Havelock Road, the newest branch is found at 232 Upper Thomson Road.

This is a move from its previous location at Ang Mo Kio.

While some of their branches are harder to get to, this should be more ‘central’ for many and is opened till 3am every day.

The Upper Thomson outlet has a more spacious environment with a free-flow chilli/special sauces and ice cream corner.

This is for those who prefer a cooler and more comfortable dining experience without sweating it out.

Singaporeans enjoy Mookata because it is a two-in-one style of dining – you can barbecue and cook ingredients in the steamboat at the same time.

Originated from Northern Thailand, “Mookata” loosely translates as “moo” meaning “pork” while “kata” represents the “skillet”.

The ‘correct’ way to eat Mookata is to leave a piece of pork lard at the dome, while its natural oils would coat the skillet and the grease would generally prevent food from sticking.

You can begin by cooking sliced pork and belly which are high in fats. These meats would provide an oilier surface for the grill, while some of the oil would eventually drip into the soup for a tastier treat.

As a tip: start up with the unmarinated meats first before moving on to the marinated ones.

Sliced meats can be grilled on the dome, while other ingredients such as meat balls, fishballs and vegetables are best left in the soup. Seafood such as prawns and squid can go both ways.

Siam Square Mookata’s Buffet is priced at $29.00+, while ala carte dishes start from $1.80+. You can do your calculations to see which would be more worth your buck.

With a selection of more than 60 ingredients, choices include pork belly, luncheon meat, sliced beef, sliced lamb, pork neck, spicy chicken, scallops, sliced salmon, oysters, clams, sliced fish, sliced abalone and different types of mushrooms. Here are some of the recommended:

Smoked Duck (ala carte price $3.21)

Pork Belly with garlic (ala carte price $2.14)

Teriyaki Chicken (ala carte price $2.14)

Cheese Roll Bacon (ala carte price $4.28)

Prawns (ala carte price $3.21)

Prawn Paste (ala carte price $3.21)

Shishamo (ala carte price $3.21)

Fishball with roe (ala carte price $3.21)

Fish Pasta (ala carte price $2.14)

Mama Tom Yum (ala carte price $1.92)

Complimentary ice-cream
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.

Another major selling point of Siam Square Mookata is their FREE-FLOW special *secret recipe* chilli sauce.

They offer 4 different types with various levels of spiciness from “less spicy”, “medium”, “special” to a “special chilli sauce” which comes highly recommended due to its balance of sweet and hot flavours.

I find that the “medium” goes well with seafood, while the “less spicy” complements the meats without overpowering it.

Should you wish to top-up, get the Truffle Mix Mushroom ($4.28) for some of that aroma while mookata-ing; and cheese dip ($3.21) which is a mixture of melted mozzarella cheese and nacho cheese. Yums.

Siam Square Mookata Christmas Promotion 2019
Spend $30 at any Siam Square Mookata outlets, and receive a $10 PocoLoco voucher which can be used at any one of the four branches.

Siam Square Mookata
232 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574363
Opening Hours: 3pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)

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)

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)

1 Pasir Ris Close #02-126, 108 E!hub@Downtown East Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: 3pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)

11 Woodlands Close #01-46 Stall 3B Woodlands 11 Coffee Shop, Singapore 737853
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11pm (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.

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