Affordable mookata places around Singapore
For those who love both steamboat and barbecue, mookata can give you the best of both worlds. This Thai barbeque steamboat arrived in Singapore a few years back, and it’s still going strong among us foodies. One thing though, this meat feast can get taxing on the wallet, so we’ve found 10 affordable mookata places that’ll hit the spot for $16++ or less. Don’t forget to wear something light so the heat from the grill doesn’t bother you!
1. 888 Mookata
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With late opening hours, 888 Mookata makes a great supper spot. Opened by artistes Chew Chor Meng and Dennis Chew, the mookata sets here will set you back around $12 to $13. Their Platter for 2 ($26) includes mussels, half-shell scallops, marinated chicken thigh and pork collar, and prawns. If you’re coming in a bigger group, opt for their Platter for 4 ($45). They don’t accept reservations, so head down early to get good seats.
Address: 212 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 5pm to 12am, Fri-Sun 5pm to 2am
2. Thai Hao Chi Mookata
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What differentiates Thai Hao Chi Mookata from usual mookata joints is that instead of gas stoves, smokeless charcoal stoves are used to cook the meats. This gives your meats a smoky fragrance, making them extra delicious. Additionally, their chicken stock is made by boiling whole chickens sans MSG, so you can slurp up without a worry. For a group of three, their Yum Mak Mak Set ($39.90) can sufficiently satisfy with a range of meats, seafood, and veggies.
Address: 908 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787111
Opening hours: Daily 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 8553 5581
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With a brightly lit signboard that features striking pink letters, Mookalicious is hard to miss. Situated in a kopitiam along Lorong Kilat, this hawker stall offers mookata sets for two or four people in addition to an a la carte menu. Their Platter for 2 ($25.80) comes with three types of meat – pork, chicken, and pork belly, along with some seafood and veggies. As for their Platter for 4 ($38.90), it comes with a larger selection of ingredients such as pork liver, pork collar, and squid.
Address: 17 Lorong Kilat, The Chicken House, Singapore 598139
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 12am
Tel: 9892 2550
4. Bangkok Street Mookata
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With eight outlets islandwide, Bangkok Street Mookata makes a convenient go-to whenever the cravings hit. Just like most on this list, they have platters for groups of two or four, and an a la carte menu with prices ranging from $0.50 to $3.90. Their Platter for 2 ($22) includes marinated chicken thigh, marinated pork collar, and seafood items such as scallops and shishamo. Make it a party of four to get the more value-for-money Platter for 4 ($39), which includes pork liver and marinated pork belly slices.
Address: Blk 421 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-1149, Singapore 560421
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 9090 8842
Website | Full list of outlets
5. The Mookata Empire
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Situated in a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio, The Mookata Empire is known for their attentive service staff and reasonable prices. A Platter Set for 2-3 pax will set you back $25.80, while their Platter Set for 4-6 pax goes at $43.80. You can also add more food to your sets from their a la carte menu, which has prices starting at $1.90 per plate. There is no extra charge for the free-flow soup base either!
Address: Blk 133 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560133
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 9489 4210
6. Spicy Thai
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About a 15-minute walk away from Aljunied MRT Station, Spicy Thai takes up a whole coffee shop space, and sells a range of Thai dishes in addition to mookata. They use charcoal instead of gas stoves for their mookata, so you’ll be able to get that smoky fragrance in your meats. They have four mookata combos along with an a la carte mookata menu. If you’re going with bae alone, check out their Mookata Meat & Seafood Combo ($28 for two people), which includes prawns, meatballs, scallops, and meats.
Check out our full review of Spicy Thai’s a la carte dishes!
7. 2211 Mookata
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2211 Mookata, which is a short bus ride away from NTU, is a convenient and affordable supper option for students. They’re opened from 5pm to 3am, and a la carte prices start from $1.90 per plate. As for mookata platters, their small one, priced at $22, is enough to feed two, while their big platter can feed a party of four at $40. Wash down your meal with their signature Thai Ice Milk Tea or Ice Lemon Tea at $2.50 each!
Address: Block 907 Jurong West Street 91, Singapore 640907
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 3am
Tel: 9159 9729
8. 1345 Mookata
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Huge portions, kickass chilli, and a nondescript location are the things that draw diners to 1345 Mookata. Located on the first floor of a commercial building at Bukit Batok, 1345 Mookata is situated in a spacious, breezy coffee shop with plenty of parking lots nearby. There are two platters here. The smaller set ($32.80) feeds two to three people, while the larger one ($41.80) is good for four. Their special chilli mix packs a punch, so don’t forget to dip your meats into it!
Address: 25 Bukit Batok Crescent, #01-01, The Elitist, Singapore 658066
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 4pm to 11pm
Tel: 8720 1345
9. Sedap Thai
Located on the first level of Berseh Food Centre, Sedap Thai offers halal-certified mookata. Their popular Platter Set ($20 for two people) comes with 15 different items including garlic chicken, black pepper beef, beef slices, and a range of seafood and vegetables. You can also opt for their buffet, which is $20 per person. In place of the usual pork lard, Sedap Thai uses beef fat to grease the skillet, making your meal less jelak. As for the soup options, you can go for their chicken broth, or add $2 for tom yum soup.
Check out our full review of Sedap Thai!
Address: 166 Jalan Besar, #01-08, Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8298 3579
10. Charcoal Thai
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Charcoal Thai has a variety of Thai dishes, mookata sets, and interesting steamboat options such as durian steamboat and winter melon steamboat. For students who are on a budget, they’ve got an ongoing promotion of $7.95++ for a mookata buffet! The usual prices for adults start at $15.95++ during weekday lunch hours. At the buffet, you’ll be able to choose from a range of marinated meats, veggies, and seafood. Pop by their outlets at Clementi and Nex if you can, because these offer a larger range of buffet items such as fried rice, Thai seafood mee goreng, and more!
Check out our full review of Charcoal Thai’s durian steamboat!
More than just a BBQ
Mookata is more than just dining on grilled meats. It comes with the experience of spending quality time with your friends and family over good food. For the ones with hearty appetites, check out this list of steamboats below $20 or wagyu buffets around Singapore.
Featured image adapted from The Mookata Empire’s Facebook photo.