This December, Fah Sundravorakul, founder of hot pot specialists Shuang Shuang, will launch a brand new pop-up, Mookrata, on London's Shaftesbury Avenue, bringing a delicacy from his native Thailand to London for the very first time.
Popular amongst locals in Thailand and drawing influence from China and Korea, Mookrata combines a traditional hot pot with a Korean barbecue, allowing guests to cook together, whilst creating their own combinations.
Traditionally shared between families and friends, diners are seated in groups around a hot pot of simmering broth, with the grill dome in the centre.
Sliced meat including marinated pork, pork belly, black pepper beef and rib eye can be cooked on the grill, using tongs, while other meat cuts and vegetables such as Choi Sum, Julienne cabbage and assorted mushrooms are cooked in the soup.
To complete the dish, diners can choose from a selection of nam chim, spicy Thai dipping sauces of Lime and Chilli, Hot & Sour, and a special Mookrata sauce. All combinations are possible but recipe cards are also available to recreate Thailand’s traditional and most loved combinations.
Sundravorakul said, “Bringing Mookrata to London has been both a nostalgic and exciting journey for me. I vividly remember eating this with my family as a child, waiting impatiently while the meat sizzles on the grill. Having spent my childhood in Thailand, I’m excited to bring a taste of home to London, and watch Londoners put their spin on it.”