Beef & Beer – Mookata With Meat That’s A CUT Above The Rest!
Golden Mile Complex is home to numerous Thai eateries and mookata joints. The menus across most mookata joints are largely similar but Huay Kwang Beef & Beer, a brand new mookata space launched by Huay Kwang Mookata, is here to heat up the scene with a fresh and attractive menu. Instead of the usual mookata pan that collects soup around the edge, a bright golden flat pan is used. Huay Kwang is offering a soup-less mookata but the highlight is definitely the availability of premium cuts of meat that are air-flown from Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The interior of Beef & Beer features a mix of industrial and contemporary elements. The lovely space is nicely done up, very much unlike the rest of its competitors. One of the reasons why I avoid eating mookata or barbecue is because of how much my hair and my clothes will stink after. Thankfully, the excellent ventilation here kept the air cool and clean. We have no doubt that Beef & Beer will be a huge hit!
Our experience began with the usual set up of a portable gas stove. This is where the mookata experience started to unfold differently. Beef & Beer uses gold-plated brass pans, which are imported directly from Thailand, in place of the usual conical skillet pan. Instead of the traditional pork lard method to oil the pan, a margarine-butter mix is used to grease the flat pan thoroughly. “It would be more convenient for diners to oil the pan using this method. Barbequing the meats with the margarine-butter mix would make for a less oily meal as well,” co-owner, Aldric, explained.
Before you visit, hurl all your expectations and memories of mookata out the door. Come with an open heart and mind, and you’ll be blown away by a reimagined, modern Thai steamboat replete with premium cuts of meat. You’ll never expect such expensive meats to be cooked mookata-style. The highly-prized Japanese A4 Miyazaki Ribeye ($79.90/220gm), was our absolute favourite. The slab of ribeye, which was quite well marbled, was sliced to a thickness that allowed even the most unskilled diners to cook the beef perfectly. Aldric shared that the ribeye should be cooked on each side for 20-30 seconds, on high heat, to achieve the best taste and flawless texture. After the ribeye is cooked to your preferred doneness, sprinkle a little sea salt on it, and pop it into your mouth. The immensely gratifying slices of beef were exceptionally tender, juicy and just melted in our mouths. Don’t forget the crucial step of adding some salt, as it accentuates the beef’s natural sweetness.
If you prefer Australian beef, go for the Super Steak No. 1 ($29.90/250gm), an Australian Marbled Ribeye. The beef was succulent and really flavourful. Dip the beef into the house-made sauces and you have yourself a platter of irresistible goodness. No mookata meal is truly complete without condiments, so Beef & Beer has concocted their own array of sweet, tart and garlicky sauces. One of my favourite sauces has to be the pleasantly piquant and refreshing green chilli-coriander mix, which is available only at this outlet.
Diners who love the traditional mookata can go for the Thai Herb Wagyu ($6.90), Thai Herb Chicken ($5.90) and Thai Herb Pork Collar ($5.90). These marinated meats come in thick slices and the portion is more than generous. We have to say that the meats are super value for money! Fresh chicken, pork and beef slices are slathered with Huay Kwang’s very own house marinate, which is made from fish sauce, lemongrass, coriander seeds, palm sugar, soy sauce and other secret ingredients. The marinate penetrates the meats and its flavours are locked deep in them. You can only expect your pan to be full of umami. What hits you first is the mouth-watering aroma of grilled meat. The meats continue to brown beautifully on the grill, and eventually achieve a golden coat. The pork collar and beef were absolutely delicious. To our surprise, our favourite meat was actually the savoury and tender Thai herb chicken.
While your marinated meats are being cooked, use the excess marinate and leftover margarine-butter mix to grill an assortment of vegetables and mushrooms ($2.90 – $4.90). You have to get some Onions ($2.90) and Golden Mushrooms ($4.90)! Grilling them brings out a lovely sweetness and juiciness.
Be sure to order their prime selection of Kurobuta Meatballs ($5.90) and Mini Wagyu Burger ($5.90). The former is firm and springy, yet tender at the same time, and carries quite a strong scent of rosemary. The mini wagyu patties promise big things if they are grilled to perfection. Just look at how plump the patties are! About one minute before the patty is done, lay a piece of mini cheese slices ($1.90/8 small pcs) on the sizzling patty. Watch the cheese melt, and prepare your tummies for a satisfying pop! Complete the tantalizing experience with a garlicky and aromatic bowl of Thai Garlic Rice ($3.90)!
Huay Kwang Beef & Beer offers a unique mookata experience with premium meat selections that are seriously a cut above the rest. Best of all, all of the food here are offered at nett prices, which means no service charge or GST! We assure you that you won’t be disappointed with the food here. As part of their opening special, Huay Kwang Beef & Beer has also introduced their Meat Lover Combo (U.P. $59.90/set) which comes complete with their Australian Wagyu Ribye and Thai Marinated Meats amongst many other premium meat cuts.
For a limited time, quote “MISSTAMCHIAK” at the counter to enjoy this exclusive Meat Lovers Combo for only $45! Hope to see you there!
Huay Kwang Beef & Beer
Address: 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex #01-29/30/31, Singapore 199588
Phone: 8668 0999
Opening Hours: 12-3pm; 6-11pm daily
This post was brought to you by Huay Kwang Beef & Beer.
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