MooJaa, Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat @ 25 Keong Saik Road

Thailand is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for Singaporeans to escape for a quick getaway. Not only because it is near, cheap to get to on a budget airline, has amazing shopping but most importantly of course, because of the food!

And now with the opening of MooJaa, Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat, a barbeque/hot-pot eatery along Keong Saik Road, it is almost like having a bit of that Thai experience along the busy streets of Bangkok in a fully air-conditioned well ventilated restaurant, without that after-smell of BBQ. With a Thai chef at the helm and 7/10 families visiting MooJaa being Thai, it is almost a straight out endorsement to the authenticity of the food offered here.

“Moo Ka Ta” literally means “pork skillet” in Thai and refers to the special apparatus used to cook at MooJaa. Made out of a trough of soup sitting over a crock of charcoal with a grill placed over the trough, it is an ingenious two way traffic of allowing the smoke from the charcoal to permeate the meats grilling on top, and for the juices from the meat to drip into the soup, enhancing the flavours of the broth which you can slowly savour and drink.

Binchotan Japanese charcoal is used here at MooJaa as it produces noticeably less soot residue compared to locally obtained charcoal so you are assured that your meats and soup keeps to its true essence with none of that black soot that we often see at regular barbeques.

All the seafood, meats and vegetables served here are specially handpicked by the chef herself every morning ensuring freshness. Meats are marinated in the chef’s special marinade that is MSG free but with no compromise on flavours.

Two sets are available if you cannot decide what to choose from the ala-carte menu:

  • Set Moo/ Pork set $39.90– pork collar slice, prawn, fish/pork ball, squid, luncheon meat, hot dog, golden mushroom, tang hoon (vermicelli), xiao bai cai and kang kong.
  • Set Gai/ Chicken set $39.90– boneless chicken, prawn, fish/pork ball, squid, luncheon meat, hot dog, golden mushroom, tang hoon (vermicelli), xiao bai cai and kang kong.

For a little indulgence, Kurobuta Pork, Angus Beef, Hokkaido Scallops and Surimi crab sticks are also offered here at MooJaa for you to add on to your Mookata experience.

The soup base used in the trough has been brewed for more than five hours before it is poured into your pot for you to enjoy the full flavoured chicken and pork bone broth, enhanced and made even more delectable with all those meat juices dripping from the grill. The result? One of the best tasting soup broths I ever had at a steamboat and I slurped up every last drop!

Sauces provided at the side include The Spicy BBQ and Sweet Sour Seafood. My personal favourite was The Spicy BBQ that really packed a punch with all the spices and the 31 different ingredients that went into making it. I topped up my sauce holder at least 4 times because it was just a great match with all the BBQ-ed meats.

Order the Cheese Balls $8 if you get impatient waiting for your food to cook and enjoy that burst of cheese in your mouth as you bite into it. You might want to be careful about burning your tongue in the process as these cheese balls are served piping hot!

Alternatively the Deep-fried Salmon Fish Skin $6 is the perfect snack to munch on, and made even more appetizing when you dip it into the sauces. If you love the crunch of keropok, you will love this too.

MooJaa, Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat is great comfort food especially with the stormy rainy windy and cold weather in Singapore these days. Dont forget to call your friends and family along! After all, BBQ and steamboat is a whole lot more fun with a huge group!

Thank you Shaun for the invite!

25 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089132
+65 6536 4780

Opening hrs:
Monday to Friday
11.00am – 2.00pm

Monday to Sunday
5pm – 11pm


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