Before we begin, some of you might ask what is “mookata?” It means “pork skillet” in Thai but in general, it’s the combination of both korean BBQ and steamboat. Often times you’ll go into dilemma choosing between BBQ and steamboat. Like “why can’t i have the best of both world?” Yes you can now, just go for mookata. So today’s blog we’ll be sharing with you foodies on Top 10 Mookata in Penang.
Top 10 Mookata in Penang:
#1 Tao Kae Noi
An establishment in Siam Road, Tao Kae Noi is not the Thai seaweed snack brand we are familiar with. Instead, it’s a charcoal Thai mookata. Here you could get your craving fixed without anything fancy. Grilled meat together with piping hot broth steamboat. The more you grill on top, the heartier the broth gets underneath. Looking for mookata in Penang for supper? Tao Kae Noi then, it’s open till morning.
Address: 83, Jalan Siam, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (Mon, Thurs, Sat) 6 p.m.- 4:30 a.m. (Wednesday, Fri, Sun) (Closed on Tuesday)
#2 Bangkok Garden
Looking for a wallet-friendly mookata in Penang? Head over to Bangkok Garden then, their basic sets are surprisingly affordable. It includes every basic mookata item you need, plus an unbeatable sea breeze. If you want extra dishes, they serve seafood as well and prices are not cut-throat. For best experience, pair mookata with a bottle of beer, so refreshing.
Address: (Automall) 29D-03-06, Auto Mall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh Drive, 11600 Sungai Pinang, Penang.
(Gurney Drive): 62 Persiaran Gurney, Penang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
#3 Soi18 Mookata
Everyone raves about their signature marinated pork slices, the sound of sizzling grill would make you drool. Soi18 is located at Dickens Street, and is one of the popular mookata in Penang. There are two soup bases to choose from, so invite your friends and together go mookata!
Address: 18, Lebuh Dickens, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Tues,Thurs,Sun) 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (Wed,Fri,Sat) 6 p.m.-4:30 a.m.
#4 Khun Chai Mookata Steamboat
To those looking for a fail-proof mookata in Penang, look no further than Khun Chai Mookata. Go in a pack and enjoy grilled pork slices, fresh hot pot and call it a night. Besides mookata, Khun Chai serves Thai food as well, so you get more variety. We heard the boss is really friendly, a plus point because no one likes to be treated like sh*t. (We pay okay?)
Address: 64, Campbell Street, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)
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#5 One Mai Mookata
One Mai Mookata sets itself apart from other mookata in Penang. Different from other restaurants where you need to wait to be served, they practice “self-service” and “eat all you can” kind of style. Pay a certain amount and you get to pick what you want, just like buffet. Owner is a fishmonger, so expect the seafood to be fresh. They have to types of soup base, clear and tomyam. All the sauces and soup broth are originated from Thailand.
Address: 72-1-28 Arena Curve Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
#6 MOO-Kata Village Original Thai BBQ Steamboat
Friends from Butterworth you don’t have to cross the bridge to get mookata in Penang. Located at Butterworth, many raved about this mookata restaurant. They seem to have quality control over their food and most customers left with a happy tummy. Besides mookata, they also serve Thai food in chu char style.
Address: No 7348 Groud Floor,, Jalan Kampung Baru, Taman Teratai Indah, 13400 Butterworth, Penang
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Closed on Thursday)
#7 满窝大 Mookata Thai Traditional BBQ Steamboat (1997 Restaurant)
Who knew coffee shops serve mookata as well? Tucked in 1977 Coffee Shop, this stall breaks the local taste by offering mookata in an open space. This is some neighbourhood mookata in Penang we’re talking about. Nothing fancy, not pretentious, just grill and chill.
Address: 1228-F, Desa Permata, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
#8 Prik Ki Nu
This is yet another popular mookata in Penang. Prik Ki Nu offers not only your favourite mookata, but it’s a combination of both Chinese and Thai style steamboat. You can also opt for their SiChuan dry hotpot, ma la skewers or Thai steamboat and Thai skewers. Free ice cream and free flow of drinks are a plus point.
Address: 29a, Jalan Trengganu, 10460 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Daily)
#9富二代 Fu Er Dai Steamboat
While this might not be an authentic mookata, it’s still BBQ and steamboat at the same time. Using the traditional style which is charcoal, expect your experience to be a pleasant one. The name of the restaurant is “silver spoon” in Chinese, catchy right? It’s also a famous spot for dim sum in the morning and fish head noodle in the evening.
Address: 7, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs&Sun) 6 p.m.-3 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 6 p.m.-5 a.m.
#10 Dee Mak Mookata
Another hidden gem in Bukit Mertajam, Dee Mak is another traditional mookata that uses charcoal to flame up. Out of all the mookata in Penang, Dee Mak might be the least popular due to its humble personality. Prices over here are wallet-friendly and the ingredients are fresh. You could walk away with a belly filled with happiness.
Address: 1506, Jalan Besar, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
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