As a huge fan of all types of barbecue, mookata is my go-to for a fuss-free, budget dining experience. Mookata is a Thai barbecue-hotpot combination, characterized by an extensive menu of marinated meats, fresh veggies, seafood and noodles.
No-frills casual dining
Any mookata lover would have heard of Bangkok Street Mookata. They have 8 outlets across Singapore (Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Dover, Jurong West, Punggol, Toa Payoh, Upper Thomson & Woodlands). Most outlets are accessible with a short bus ride from the nearest MRT station.
The restaurants are no-frills – no aircon, hurried staff, order-at-the-counter etc. No doubt this all enables the affordable prices though, so we weren’t bothered by it at all.
Be prepared to queue!
We visited the Bedok outlet (near Bedok 85 hawker centre) which has recently become our go-to due to the shorter queue. On a Thursday night, we were seated after a short 10-15 minute wait. For the more well-known outlets (e.g. Toa Payoh/Ang Mo Kio), expect to wait 30-45 minutes at peak times.
A la carte or Set?
You can choose either the set (2 pax/4 pax) or order a la carte. The set is great value for money – trust me I’ve checked! The 2 pax set priced at $22 would cost $29.90 a la carte. This is the best option for those who like variety and will eat everything in the set.
On the other hand, a la carte is the way to go if you only want specific things. As we don’t eat a lot of veggies or seafood (the expensive part of the set), we opted to go for more meat a la carte.
With just $16 ($8 per person) – we were able to get a huge amount of food. There’s no GST and no service charge, so what you see in the checklist is what you pay.
Good AWESOME Mookata
There are so many amazing things to highlight about the food!
Firstly, they prepare and marinate the meat really well. We got pork collar, pork belly, garlic chicken and regular chicken and all were fantastic. They take extra care to slice everything very thinly which helps it to grill so much faster.
Secondly, they provide a generous jug of soup for you to pour as much as you like. The soup quickly became rich and savory from all the fat dripping down into it. Some corn & veggies will make it so much better with added sweetness.
Besides the pork & chicken, also try the cheese sausage, streaky bacon and smoked duck if you are feeling fancy.
It is no secret that I love this mookata chain! This is one of the most value-for-money places ($8 per person for a full meal is pretty unbeatable) and the food quality/quantity is very good as well. This will continue to be at the top of my list for sure.
Rach Recommends: If you still have space – head over to Milk & Honey Gelato after!
Bangkok Street Mookata
Address: 88 Bedok North Street 4, #01-125, Singapore 460088
Opening Hours: 12 – 11pm every day