XXL mookata platter in Yishun Mall
Some might dislike the barbeque smell that always seems to linger after eating mookata, but I don’t mind it because I get my share of Thai barbecue and steamboat in one meal. What’s even better is that mookata stalls these days are coming up with extra-large mookata servings to give you more bang for your buck, such as Ja Kin Mukata’s version.
Situated within the depths of Yishun Ring Road, their expertise lies in mookata, while also serving other Thai dishes as well. Capitalising on the opportunity to eat to my heart’s content in mookata, I was willing to make that one hour commute all the way to Yishun to fill myself up.
Food at Ja Kin Mukata
The absolute show-stopper, XXL Mookata Platter ($53.80) is a sight to behold. Ideal for groups of four to five, the plate is decked with 10 various flavours of chicken or pork of your choice, accompanied by a smaller vegetable platter consisting of corn, enoki mushrooms, Chinese cabbage, spinach, raw egg, and rice vermicelli noodles.
We opted to have the best of all worlds, choosing Pandan, Laksa, Salted Egg, Pad Thai, and Pineapple as our chicken flavours. For pork, we were drawn to the Butter, Tomato, Tom Yam, Mala, and Thai Curry, as they were the most interesting and unconventional for us.
If you’re more of a local food kinda person, check out the Laksa Chicken for a reminder of another of Yishun’s famous delights, 928 Yishun Laksa. The chicken meat was tender, becoming juicy when grilled. Yet, I was rather underwhelmed by the lack of that coconutty, creamy laksa essence, resulting in