Noshkata – Tantalising Mookata in Sembawang Hills Food Centre
What better way to end the day than bonding with your best pals over a steaming mookata platter. Grab your mates and head down to this new mookata stall in Sembawang Hills Food Centre for some savoury steamboat nosh.
Noshkata serves affordable and fresh mookata sets at affordable prices. To kick off your meal, you will first be served a slice of garlic bread ($1.90) which you can toast on the hotplate. Incredibly delicious, the bread is loaded with a herb and garlic butter. This tasty starter is guaranteed to get that tummy rumbling for what’s coming up next.
If you’re looking for something that is both straightforward and satisfying, try the platter for 2-3pax ($29.90) or 4-5pax ($49.90). You get a good mix of seafood, meat and vegetables.
If you know what you like or want, get your ingredients a la carte. Some popular choices include garlic chicken, pork belly, pork collar, and bacon enoki wrap. Prices start from $1.90. I like that the meats are served in big slices and the special marinade is slathered on generously to ensure they are packed with flavour.
We loaded the hotplate with lots of sliced meat and pork lard. As the meat cooked, the fat and juices slowly dripped into the soup, enriching the flavours of the stock. We salivated while watching the meats sizzle as they were grilled to perfection. The meats were succulent and tender after grilling. But note that a lot of the meats have punchy flavour of garlic, so this meal is not date-friendly.
Diners will find unorthodox mookata additions like the cheese dip ($3.90). The dip is grilled in a separate compartment on the hotplate, and all you have to do is dip the meat into the cheese sauce to achieve that luscious cheese pull!
Noshkata’s winning formula has to be their house-made dipping sauces, similar to Nam Pla Prik. It is a bright sauce with the perfect balance of heat, sweetness, tanginess and saltiness, which makes it a good accompaniment to all sorts of meat. They also have a non-spicy option with a strong presence of fish sauce and tantalising garlic aroma.
If you are looking for a sinful treat on your cheat day, Noshkata might just be the thing you are looking for. Considering that the hawker centre has limited choices in the evening, you probably have no problem finding a table.
Address: 590 Upp Thomson Rd, Sembawang Hills Food Centre, Singapore 574419
Opening Hours: 4pm to 11pm, closed on Mondays