Uniting two of Singapore’s most beloved cuisines in one grill-hotpot hybrid, Thai mookata (from the Thai ‘mu kratha’) is a surefire culinary phenomenon in the city, the ideal combo of Chinese hotpot and Korean barbecue. Mookata restaurants are quickly becoming a dime a dozen, but if you’re a true mookata fan, Bangkok Street Mookata restaurants are the places to go. Way out in Jurong West there’s no exception, with a Bangkok Street Mookata outlet located along Jurong West Street 41, close to Lakeside station. For Thai mookata with a genuine street food feel, this is the direction that Jurong locals will point you in.
Turning off Jurong West Street 51 onto Jurong West Street 41, you can almost smell the typical Thai mookata fragrance before you round the curve. Bangkok Street Mookata’s Jurong West restaurant encapsulates the street hawker vibe that traditional Thai mookata offers, with gaggles of people squeezed around their grill-and-steamboat mookata outfits atop their tables, arguing – in the friendliest possible way – which premium bits and pieces of meats, seafood and vegetables they’re going to lard up, grill and douse in soupy goodness. A highly social way to dine, Thai mookata has taken off among food-oriented friends and families in Singapore, and it’s clear that the same applies here in the busy Jurong West branch – it’s always a good idea to book ahead.
The a la carte menu at Bangkok Street Mookata’s Jurong West restaurant is bursting with options, refillable as you need using a classic tally chart ordering system. The marinated meats and fresh Singapore seafood are fantastic, while even vegetarians can get in on the action if they don’t mind a little animal protein in their broth – who doesn’t? Set platters for two or four people are also on the cards, and are ideal for the indecisive or the adventurous diners. With so many Bangkok Street Mookata restaurants in Singapore, each outpost has a local vibe, and here along Jurong West Street 41 is where the neighbourhood mookata fans gather to get their grill and steamboat on.
Food was good and price reasonable! Food variety can be larger. The location was quite well ventilated as it was beside an open air green space. Staff were friendly as well.
Yummy and value for money in term of food quality. Slow in service due to huge crowd. Will revisit in near future as it is still worth going.
Stall is at a corner, overall not bad. Stall is at a corner, overall not bad. Stall is at a corner, overall not bad. Stall is at a corner, overall not bad.