Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ

Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.
Address: 2 Liang Seah Street, Bugis, Singapore.

On one of the running nights with my friends in Singapore’s city area, we stopped by Bugis for our dinner, just a short walk from my friend’s house. We walked around the food street at Liang Seah Street where many of the restaurants are selling steamboat located and we decided to try the set meal of 4 person at the Mook’s Thai Mookata BBQ.

We were greeted at the main door and there was no crowd when we entered the restaurant at 9PM. We seated at the center of the restaurant so it was quite easily to reach the waiters for food ordering.

Then, the waiter showed us the menu and we decided to go with our initial plan of ordering the set meal. The waiter asked whether we have any of the ingredients of the set meal that we were not eating. It is kind of waste if we did not eat and still order it. Well, it was only me who did not take the pig liver so we did not change anything from the set meal and the guys wanted to have rice, we added two bowls of rice. We did not order drink. The waiting time to be served is reasonable, judging by the crowd when we were there.

The first picture of the food served on our table. It looks pretty reasonable portion of meats and vegetables, two bowls of rice and a jug of the soup broth. Nicely presented with the side background of my friend’s bag, SuperDry.

Let me show you the closed up picture of the meat.

The waiter told us to grease it first before start grilling our meat. It is not easy to work on it especially using the small tongs. After we managed to grease it well enough, we placed our meat on top and the clams, meatballs, crabmeats and sausages on the soup to start cooking.

Then, added the vegetable and we started eating. We have to occasionally grease the grill area as it easily turned brown and it would be harder to grill our meat later. Besides that, we have to add the soup broth constantly too. For this set meal, we can easily grill it for three or four rounds with all the basic ingredients that we ordered.

We can add the clams and prawn head to make the soup sweeter along with the cabbage. Lucky that this group of friends are omnivores, we ate everything that they served on the plates. Maybe, we were hungry back then.

Lastly, we put in the noodle and cooked it with the remaining soup broth. The soup is sweet and tasty, just a little oily because of the oil from the grilled meats. We almost finished the soup 🙂

Greyhound Cafe

Greyhound Cafe Malaysia.
Address: Ansa Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is my second visit to this cafe and restaurant which is located at the Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During my first visit, I tried their desserts with a friend and this time I tried their main courses with another three friends. It was our gathering after some three years we did not meet up because of busy with working life.

Spicy Spaghetti Thai Style
Pasta cooks in Thai style is quite normal in a Thai restaurant if they serve fusion food. I satisfied with this pasta. It is delicious and not very spicy. Using the angel hair stir-fries with meat, mushroom, cherry tomatoes, peppercorns, basil leaves and of course chilies. It is worthy to give a try on this Thai fusion pasta.

Spaghetti with Crab Meat with Prawn Cream Sauce
Having such a long name, this main course was being recommended by their waiter during our visit. My friend ordered it and no complaints about it. I think it should be delicious too because of the combination of the prawn cream sauce with crab meat.

Minced Chicken with Sweet Basil and Hot Chilies.
This is the most popular dish in Thailand whenever we visit Thailand’s street food. It cooks with minced chicken meat, serves with a sunshine (fried egg) on top of the rice. It comes with a bowl of soup too.

And lastly, we shared the chicken wings together as our snack (actually it is our appetizer but we ate it after our meals).

Mookata Charcoal Thai Steamboat

Mookata Charcoal Thai Steamboat at Vivo City, Singapore.
Address: #03-07, 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity, Singapore 098585.

Friday’s night, after staying back and finishing up some works, there was a call for dinner and I did not know the location even when we took an Uber car to the place. When we reached the Vivo City drop off then I realised our dinner destination was at the west side, a place which recently quite popular by Pokemon players.

Without any ideas what we wanted to eat, we walked around to look at the information counter as well as the restaurants around the first floor. Then, we decided to try the mookata. It is my first try of mookata in Singapore. The word mookata derives from a combination of a Korean barbecue and a Chinese hot pot. In Thai language, Mu (moo) means pork meat and kata means pan or skillet. For Thai version of barbecue, they use charcoal.

For this mookata restaurant which is located at the level 3 of the Vivo City, it does not use the charcoal. It is using gas. It is just a name of the restaurant. It is sad that this restaurant is not using authentic method to serve. The selection of meats and ingredients lay on the two rows of counters and another row of counters with cooked food and desserts. We put most of our meat on top of the steamer and the rest of the ingredients into the steamboat pot. It is optional to have the steamboat, the price differences is just minimal.

There are various soup based, we chose the tomyam and chicken clear soup. We went for two rounds of meats and vegetables before we ended our dinner with desserts. On the other side of the steamboat, it is the  Overall, the dinner was just another steamboat and I do not really enjoy the fun of mookata-ing, I am not eating it authentically with charcoal.

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore. 
Sometimes ago, I went to search for restaurants that serve nice, authentic and reasonable price for Thai food in Golden Mile Complex after my friends suggested to meet up there. I short-listed the Nong Khai Beer House and Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant and suggested my friends to look for a table in either one of these restaurants. They selected Nong Khai instead. During my next visit to the Golden Mile Complex, I decided to try Diandin Leluk to check out their food with my cousin.

Mango Salad is one of the first dishes that we ordered. It is appetizing because of the sourness from the mango salad sauce and the green mango itself. They put a bit red chili so it is a bit spicy. If not mistaken Nong Khai’s waiter asked my friend before how spicy we wanted our mango salad last time 🙂

The green milk tea taste is just right, not too sweet and not too strong milk tea. As the ice melt, the drink maintains it tastes. Meanwhile, my cousin told me her lemongrass drink is boiled mild lemongrass water and added syrup. 😦

Next, the clear tom yam soup with seafood is served. It looks pretty good, right? It is generous with ingredients such as fish, squids, prawns and vegetables such as mushroom, tomato, red onions and lemongrass. My first sip of the tom yam soup is a little disappointed because it tastes salty. Where is the hot and sour favours?

The Pad Thai and Hot Basil Chicken Rice are served. The presentation of both food is not really appealing especially my hot basil chicken rice with a fried egg and my photo is not well taken and I am not able to share it here. The taste for both the Pad Thai and the rice are just normal and plenty of improvement is needed because I tried the hot basil chicken rice served by 7-11 in Pattaya and it tasted better than this one.

Address: #01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588.

Sutyot Kuetiau Lua Payak Thai Bangkok

Sutyot Kuetiau Lua Payak Thai Bangkok

I went to try this highly recommended, best Thai Boat Noodle which I found from some of the food bloggers. It is my first Thai boat noodle in Bangkok and I am not sure if this is the real authentic one. There are few different types of soup based offered by this stall which is located at the back of the shop-lots. You may not see it from the front row of the shops if you get down from the overhead bridge. Just walk inside the small side lane. Alternatively, you can go through the Soi Roy Ran at the Victory Monument.

We tried all the three different soup based and with different type of noodles. What soup based do they have and how much does it cost for this small bowl of noodle? Below is the price and the soup that they have.

Personally, I prefer the thick soup over the sour soup. And, their soup is not spicy at all. So, where does the spiciness comes from? Maybe, we need to add our own chili. Their thick soup is thickening clear soup and it is different than the one I tried in Singapore, Noodle Cafe – Thai Boat Noodle.

They have limited side dishes, we chose to have the fried dumplings which turned out to be some fried wanton skin. I do not eat see if there is any meat inside. It is just crispy wanton skins.

For 12 baht a bowl and able to try everything on the menu, it is still reasonable and different experience over here in Bangkok.

Noodle Cafe – Thai Boat Noodle

Noodle Cafe – Thai Boat Noodle, Sim Lim Square, Singapore.

Since I just back from Bangkok for about 1 week or so, I would like to write about my Bangkok trip and the food that I have tried during my short trip in Bangkok. Many of the food that I tried in Bangkok are based on the recommendations from the fellow Singaporean bloggers. And, I would like to compare those recommended ones with those that I tried in Singapore.

This entry marks the first type of Thai food that I would like to compare. It is my second time to try boat noodle in Singapore and first time in Bangkok.

For the second time of trying the boat noodle, I was greeted with the spiciness of the soup which they marked as “Normal Spicy”. My friend suggested me to go with glass noodle and now, yes, I understood why the Thai glass noodle is so nice to go with their food based on my previous dining experience at Nong Khai.

The ingredients inside the bowl are not much and in fact, it has nothing to shout out also other than the feeling of the spiciness. I am not sure if this is the best Thai Boat Noodle in Singapore, perhaps you can give me some feedback.

I ordered the big bowl instead of the small bowl with starts are $1.90 per bowl. When you order your bowl of noodle, you just follow the steps listed on the menu to choose. It is simple menu and they do serve side dishes too.

If you want to have a Thai Milk Tea fix, you can have it here. The level of sweetness is controllable and it is not very sweet at all.

Address: 1 Rochor Canal Road, #01-06 Sim Lim Square, 188504, Singapore.

Nong Khai

Nong Khai – Golden Mile, Beach Road, Singapore.

Small gathering for dinner of three people at Nong Khai Golden Mile on a beautiful friday’s evening. It has been quite long we did not meet up and it is great to have a short 2-hour catch up with great people. I happy to know my brother, Wan is going to be daddy and I love to see Myo bro is happier than last time when I got to know him.

That is why I decided to immediate write the review today and do not want to miss out any points to be mentioned. When I reached the restaurant located at the ground floor, there was no crowd yet and shortly after 7.00PM, it was full house. We ordered full table of food which consists of tom yum soup, two appetizers, two meats, and a plate of vegetable. It does sound a lot for three persons. All our food as medium spiciness.

I would to share the great ones here, the Papaya Salad and Glass Noodle.
Nong Khai
My friend ordered the glass noodle and told us to try it with the dishes. Indeed, it is really nice with I ate it with the Papaya Salad and the tom yum soup. The spicy sauce from the salad gives extra taste to the noodle.

When the glass noodle soaks the tom yum seafood soup, it gives another level of satisfaction. Maybe, I have not tried eating the Thai glass noodle and the experience is refreshing. The ingredients inside the soup are generous with prawns, squids, fish balls, crab sticks and mushrooms.
Nong Khai The other foods that we ordered as the spring rolls which are simple yet nice. We have grilled chicken and grilled beef too. The grilled beef is salty for my taste bud and have to go with rice, while the grilled chicken is just okay.

Address: #01-73/74, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, 199588, Singapore.