Hello guys! In the mood for some bbq and steamboat at the same time? You have to give Tomyum Kungfu a try. It’s my first time trying a Mookata style steamboat so I can’t really compare it with other mookatas around. But yes, I will list out the famous mookatas at the end of the post and which one I think is most worth visiting based on food & price so stay tuned!
There were 3 of us, thus we picked the $49 set (good for 3-4 pax) which comes with pork, fishcake, prawns, pork belly, clams etc. The portion was quite substantial for 3 paxs only IF all 3 eats moderately. My boyfriend eats like 2 person’s share so we ended up ordering 2 extra plates of meat.
Their specialty is the Thai Milk Tea, which is extremely sweet and thick (great cause you can wait for the ice to melt and get a diluted version thereafter!) I picked the iced lemon tea which tasted pretty normal. Drinks are at $2 each.
The meat was marinated really well and I ate it without any sauces. After a while the grill part got charred and it was a little hard to bbq. The trick is to keep oiling the grill by placing a small piece of lard on top!
After grilling for a while… we got bored of the soup base. We added the MAMA Maggi Mee packet into our soup and made it Tom Yum flavoured! It’s so yummy I can’t even..
Overall, we paid $70+ for 3 pax, which was pretty worth it in my opinion.
So we go on to the next question: what are the other mookatas worth trying and what’s the difference between them?
We researched before going and shortlisted a few:
1) Happy Mookata (review here)
(#01-55D, Golden Mile Tower)
Cheapest. Ala Carte buffet at only $23.80. Selection of food is basic like meat, hotdogs etc
(25 Keong Saik Road – near Chinatown)
Higher end mookata. $32++ for ala carte buffet. Air-conditioned and less smelly.
3) Tomyum Kungfu
(16 Circular Road)
Mid range mookata. Sets to choose from but no buffet. Food quality is good which is why we chose to visit this first.
I can’t wait to try the rest of the Mookata restaurants! If you haven’t tried, don’t wait!