Skip to content

Thai Mookata Restaurant Floods, Resilient Diners Stand On Chairs To Eat BBQ

Mookata restaurant in Thailand floods

Restaurant goers at this mookata restaurant in Nonthaburi, Thailand have exemplified the saying “food is life”.

Amidst floodwater pooling up to their knees, diners at this riverside joint continued to cook and eat their rightful meals.

Here’s a story of resilience and the importance of fighting for what you love.

Recent stories by The Smart Local, Thailand:

Diners stand on chairs to eat mookata throughout flooding

Diners at บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe, a riverside eatery that offers mookata, had to battle the aftermath of some of Thailand’s more serious floods, as shown in a video posted onto their Facebook page on 1st October 2021.

However, despite the fact that the normally-dry restaurant patio was about half a metre deep in water, customers continued enjoying their mookata, a well-loved Thai-style barbecue where diners can cook their own meat and vegetables.


Multiple diners can be seen standing up on chairs to avoid the water raining on their mookata parade.

Let’s see what other people had to say about this.

Waves of comments pour in about mookata restaurant flooding

Multiple regions throughout Thailand have been experiencing flooding over the past month. Thus, it makes sense that a video of a flooded mookata restaurant would resonate with residents throughout the nation.

บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe’s clip has received 1.8M views and has been shared over 16K times at the time of writing. Here’s what netizens have to say.

One commenter provided some advice as to how to enjoy barbecue pork next time.

Screenshot: บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe

Translation: Gotta wear a bikini to match the vibe hahaha

While the above person was more concerned about preparing to eat at the slightly submerged mookata restaurant, this one was more focused on the aftermath.


Screenshot: บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe

Translation: Shabu and mookata restaurants in high-end malls give complimentary mints. This restaurant offers Tonaf. 

For context, Tonaf is an anti-fungal cream that’s also used to treat ringworms.

While we appreciate information on what to wear to this mookata restaurant and what to do after our meals, our favourite comment has to be one by this happy netizen.

Screenshot: บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe

Translation: I like this a lot! Reminds me of my childhood. 

Furthermore, in true “Land of Smiles” fashion, the restaurant comically captioned their video, “Wave-surfing mookata. Come and join the fun!”

Eat to live, or eat to live?

Dining in has become a novel experience for Thai residents. Only recently, after many months, have we been able to enjoy our meals among the company of caring staff and strangers.

While we totally understand the importance of preserving the positivity of an experience, we don’t know if we’d sit in floodwater to continue eating mookata.

So, really, hats-off to these diners for standing their ground. Come flood or high-water.

Cover image adapted from: บ้านท่าน้ำนนท์ Chaopraya antique Cafe

Enjoying The Smart Local Thailand? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more stories like this.