Thursday, 6 December 2012

MooJaa, Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat

MooJaa is a popular slang word meaning "My lovely pig" which is commonly used by couples who have put on a little of that "happy weight" during their relationship. Here at MooJaa, Kookata Thai BBQ Steamboat, you could enjoy having both barbecue and hot pot at the same time like what shown above. The pot comes with a dome shaped grill which allows smoke from the charcoal to waft up to the grill and perfume the meat with "wok hei" fragrant which makes you crave for more.

The selling point of MooJaa is definitely their flavoursome "soup broth", sweet and spicy homemade dipping sauces as well as fresh ingredients like meat and seafood.

While flipping thru their menu, we notice that they have some Thai-style Ala Carte dishes like Basil Pork, Green Curry Chicken, Fried Garlic Pork/Chicken and etc for their lunch menu with pricing range from S$5.50 - S$8.00 inclusive of white rice and soup. 

Although there are quiet a few choices on the drinks menu but when comes to Thai restaurant I would either go for their Thai Ice Tea (S$2.50) or Lemongrass Drink. And I am glad I made the correct choice for having Thai Ice Tea from Moojaa which taste really good with a light refreshing after taste that is not too sweet or bitter.

They are two popular dipping sauces such as Spicy BBQ (red colour) and Sweet Sour Seafood (orange colour) which the Thai chef made from scratch using 31 different ingredients.  And to make these sauces it involved about six straight hours of non-stop stirring in order to prevent it from char or bun, no wonder it taste so good and like by most customers. Personally I love the Sweet Sour Seafood Sauce which taste more refreshing with hint of citrus flavour in it.

At MooJaa, the owners also specially used quality Binchotan Japanese Charcoal (備長炭) which does not release smoke, ashes or other unpleasant odours like those traditional charcoal steamboat we used to have. And the moment when we saw they bring in the charcoal we were all very excited to try the food which would be cooked using the traditional way rather than gas stove.

While the staff was preparing the steamboat for us, something interesting caught our attention. He actually used a cube of "Pork Lard" (in place of the butter which normally used for BBQ) to grease the grilling pot before placing the meat on it.  From what he told us, this extra goodness would add great fragrance and crisp to the meats barbecued on the dome.

For your information the soup broth for the hot pot section is brewed for at least five hours using chicken and pork bone which makes it so tasty even before adding in any of the hot pot ingredients. And by the time, we added in the meats, vegetables and seafood, the soup turns incredibly flavourful with the mixture of the hot pot ingredients and meaty juices from the grill.

MooJaa has two types of Mookata set which are Set Moo and Set Gai both pricing at S$39.90. Basically they have the same items just that Set Moo consists of Pork Collar Set whereas Set Gai is of Boneless Chicken. Both the Mookata sets includes Prawn, Fish/Pork Ball, Squid, Hotdog, Golden Mushroom, Vermicelli, Kang Kong and Cabbage.  

Furthermore they also have other Ala Carte items to add on to the Mookata such as Cheese Ball (S$8.00), Deep-fried Salmon Fish Skin (S$6.00), US Angus Beef (S$22.00) and etc which you could take a look at their Menu.

Their homemade Chicken Cheese Balls (S$8.00) is one of their popular side orders which is tender when bite and the cheese filling is not too overpowering in taste too. But just be careful when you eat this as the cheese might burst and split when you bite it.

One of their private dining room which could caters around 8 - 10 persons.

MooJaa, Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat
25 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089132
Reservation: (65)6536 4780

Operating Hours:
Lunch: Monday to Friday; 11.00am - 2.00pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday; 5.00pm - 11.00pm

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

ToTT-ful Christmas Sale

Christmas is just about 3 weeks around the corner and from now till 25 December 2012. During this period ToTT Christmas Sale not only features exciting new products in the store but also their promotions on bundled Christmas Gift Sets, 50% discounts on selected Cooking Classes as well as their exciting new Christmas Menu (shown below) at the ToTT Bistro.

Below are some of brief run through and highlights on ToTT Christmas Sale but you could read up more on their website here.

Pizza Perfector (UP S$249.00; Sale Price: S$199.00) from Theo And Co is a new addition to ToTT store with it's easy‐to‐use, electronic, countertop pizza cooker which designed and used by master pizza chef, Theo Kalogeracos.

This electric pizza oven features a rotating tray with an upper and lower heating element for even cooking. On top of that, it also comes with an automatic timer switches which off when the pizza is done in approximately 10 minutes in order to ensure flawlessly cooked pizza.


And for this Christmas, ToTT has put together bundled Christmas Gift Sets, which feature up to 50% Discount, to cater to individuals with different cooking and hosting preferences.

Under the Cook Gift Sets, the bundled set of IMPERIA Noodle Maker and IBILI Raviolis Cutter shown above (UP: S$77.90, Sale Price: S$54.40) is ideal for budding pasta makers who can show off their pasta dishes during this festive season.

Whereas on the other hand, you have SUNNEX (HK) Aluminum Roasting Dish with ZYLISS SWITZERLAND) Baster with Syringe and Cooking String Roll (UP S$39.20; Sale Price: S$27.00) which is a perfect Christmas gift for roasting feast this festive season.

I am sure this ZYLISS (SWITZERLAND) Salad Spinner with Salad Knife and WESTMARK (GERMANY) Dressing Shaker (UP S$58.90; Sale Price S$41.00) would be a great helper to you while preparing some salad to go with the Christmas Roast or potluck party.

Furthermore, during the Christmas Sale period, ToTT members and DBS/POSB credit card holders are also entitled to enjoy 50% Discount Off (Usual S$118.00) selected cooking classes held onsite. More details of the schedules and classes can be found here.


From now to 25 December 2012, ToTT Bistro has specially prepared 4 delgithful Christmas dishes shown below to whet your appetite at affordable price of ONLY S$8.50 each. I am already eying on the "Roast Pork Belly with Cranberry Sauce" which I am going to try it once it is available in their bistro.

Turkey Pastrami Pizza

Zucchini And Tomato Spaghetti (Vegetarian)

Roast Pork Belly with Cranberry Sauce

Lamb Stew with Mashed Potato

So do head down to ToTT if you are looking for some kitchenware or gift sets this coming Christmas as I am sure there is something that suits your preference.

896 Dunearn Road
Singapore 589472
Telephone: (65) 62197077

Store Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11.00am - 9.00pm
Sat, Sun And PH: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Bistro Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10.30am - 9.00pm
Sat, Sun And PH: 9:30am - 9:00pm

Note: All related photos and products information and pricing in this post are credited to ToTT and FoodNews.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pancakemisu Using Gold Kili Double Shot White Coffee

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you have a great Monday. If you have not taken your breakfast and still wonder what to prepare for today perhaps you would like to try making this "Pancakemisu" which would be ready in less than 15 minutes time!

As we are in the month of December and Christmas is just around the corner I am sure you are into festive mood just like what we do too. And since pancakes are always one of our family's staple food which I would rotate different flavour at least once or twice a week, I decided to make something new for this festive season.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Voyager Of The Seas - Royal Caribbean International [Shore Excursions At Phuket]

Phuket has long been luring tourists to it's drop dead gorgeous beaches and dramatic bay scenery. It is also Thailand's most famous island destination for vacation from around the world. Apart from all the new developments, Phuket's natural wonders are still the main attractions where beaches, rainforest trek or boat ride to Phi Phi Island and etc are the must try or do for tourists.

And after a day in the sun, you could also pamper yourself with traditional Thai massage to experience this ancient art of healing.