New Udon Thai Food – We don’t eat udon here, we eat Mookata!
Mookata is one of the most popular get together meal among the Thai. Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to eat it when I went Bangkok the other time. But it has become a trend to eat mookata in Singapore over these two years and we have been finding good mookata places to eat locally. There are many places in Singapore that provides Mookata nowadays, but the other time when we went to eat Nana Thai Food, we passed by New Udon Thai Food and there was this very yummy steamboat / skillet aroma in the air, so we were so determined to come back to try it.
Shaped like a dome, Mookata literally means “pork skillet”. At the bottom of the pot, hot charcoal is used to cook the meat. Surrounding the dome is a space where soup are stored. A kettle of soup is provided for you to keep adding water.
We ordered the set for 3 pax which included a variety of seafood, meats and vegetables. When the waiter brings you the mookata pan, she helps us to place a piece of pork lard at the center to lubricate the dome. After the pork lard oils the whole pan. you can start cooking your meat!
The food is slow-cooked over the stove to achieve a barbecued flavour. By using the pork lard to oil the pan, the meat will not stick to the pan. The oil from the pork lard and drips into the soup and this makes the broth even tastier.
The soup is used for cooking fish balls, meat balls and vegetables. It really requires some skills to cook the mookata because once in a while, our meat will fell to the soup. But the Thais next to our table were very good with this and they could stack their mookata. Chopped garlic, red chili padi and a Thai sweet chili were served which paired very well with the meat.
Dining here feels like I am in Thailand. And it is very crowded. Be sure that you aren’t going for some important events after your dinner here. Because we left the eatery with a lingering smoky smell. We paid about $60 for our mootaka here. After our dinner here, we proceeded to Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat for second round.
So we have tried Na Na Thai Food, and New Udon Thai Food. The next one on our list: Diandin Leluk!
New Udon Thai Food Mookata
Address: 5001 Beach Road, #01-55 Golden Mile Complex
Open daily 9am to 6am