Hot Plate BBQ Delivered to Your Door in Thailand
One of the more popular restaurants in Thailand is MK Suki where you can cook for yourself on the table. A cheaper version of this came out some years ago and was very popular for a while. It was the same principal but it was an all you can eat buffet for only 69 Baht. This became extremely popular and the “Moo Ga Ta” restaurants started to pop up everywhere. As demand grew, prices started to go up and I think they now advertise them for around 99 Baht per person, excluding drinks. “Moo Ga Ta” means “pork in a pan” but I just call it “hot plate”.
What you do is choose a table where you first order your drinks. They then bring out a charcoal stove with a hot plate on top. This has a trough around it full of water. This is for boiling your vegetables and seafood. While this is heating up you go and get your selection of meat and vegetables. Once you have chosen your meat, you then make a selection of the sauces. By this time the hot plate is really hot and you go back to start cooking. It is all very simple. Meat goes on top and the vegetables go in the water. You can also help yourself to fried rice, fried noodles, som tam, fruit and a large selection of other food in the buffet.
I haven’t been to a “Moo Ga Ta” for years. Partly because I had been too many times and was getting bored, but also because the prices kept going up. Like other people, I also bought myself an electric version of “Moo Ga Ta” but haven’t used it for a while. It’s not quite the same when you have to clean up the mess yourself. Then on Twitter yesterday @bm_ mentioned about a service that takes the pain out of BBQ Hot Plates. A flyer for one such service can be seen above. The price they quote is 200-300 Baht. What they do is deliver the hot charcoals, hot plate and food to your door and then come back the next day to pick up the mess! Sounds like a good idea. Has anyone tried it yet?
7 thoughts on “Hot Plate BBQ Delivered to Your Door in Thailand”
Been doing this for years here in Roi Et Issarn great service 10/20 mins & its delivered with the charcoal lit an ready sometimes.
I almost had one in Phuket. They delivered the BBQ set but unfortunately they hotel owner didn’t allow it as he was worried it might make a mess! Fortunately the place was 3 mins away so we went to the buffet instead. Very good food and a lot of fun. Also went to one in Bangkok again great value and food.
We have this in East Pattaya, 200 baht which is enough for 3 people. It’s great comes with everything even the little block that you light to get the charcoal going.
So they don’t come on their motorcycle with burning embers? I was trying to picture them do that!
We actually had it delivered with burning embers. Also in Pattaya. I have no idea how he did it on the motorbike. I love the idea, but of course you don´t have nearly the choices you have when you go to the real deal.
Hopefully, they have a Jay version of the broth, cos it does seem value for money plus minus all the hustle of having to prepare the broth and the ingredients.
MK Suki will also deliver their pot, broth and fixins.
We used to love the 79฿, 89฿, 99฿, and more recently, 109฿ buffets. For us, being non-drinkers, they were quite a bargain. The venues usually make their money on drinks and mixers.