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Japanese Dinner At Mokuren, Ipoh

MOKUREN...One of the best Japanese food I ever tasted in Ipoh, not a chain restaurant but solely owned by a couple, whom I heard is from Japan.  Not verified true or not, what I know is that their dishes are kind of special and different from the ones I have tasted.  Mokuren is just one shop lot, can only holds 25 customers at one time....*that was what I read last night at their door*

Since there are limited tables, customers have to call up to make reservations.  That was what I did, I called up around noon to book a table for dinner yesterday.  Table for 4 at 6.30pm and we arrived 5 minutes late, still acceptable...  A few diners were at the entrance but I guess they did not make reservation, they left. 

Stepping into Mokuren, one couldn't help feeling the cozy and homely ambiance and that was how I felt.  It has been several years since I last dined there, I think I will go more often cos the food there is not only nice and tasty, the prices are reasonable as well.  

For the four of us, we ordered the below dishes.... 

Did you notice anything different?
One piece did not have avocado, right?
Feeling curious, my friend asked the waiter, thinking that they have left out...
But no, he told us to flip it over... (terbalik)
and the avocado "appeared"....
There were many rolls to choose from and my friend chose "Four Seasons"
And when it came, my friend was astonished...
Oh oh... raw!
Raw or not, we finished them up.... 
Dipped more into the wasabi and sauce...
Till our eyes teared up... LOL... 
Teriyaki chicken...
Oh, there is one dish which missed my camera...
Aiyah, this auntie really!
Claypot Udon.... 
Beef Udon.... 
Both noodles were nice and tasty!
Garlic fried rice....
Saw the next table having Silver Cod fish....
And I wanted to have one too!
Highly recommended....RM46
The price is really justified...
There are 3 fresh cod pieces inside the claypot 
besides other condiments as well....
All to my liking...
I will surely order this again next time!
For the 4 of us, the bill came to around RM150plus...
All of us left Mokuren feeling happy and satisfied!!


  1. The fish does look fresh and inviting. For RM46 it is considered not bad.

  2. I would be full from eating all those sushi rolls. Oh, I would enjoy the silver cod fish.

  3. Those franchise chains are at best good to a certain standard only - I do not find them overwhelming. We had one VERY good Japanese restaurant here but they decided to close it down as they had so many (not Japanese) here, there and everywhere - Sibu, Kuching, Bintulu and they kept those that were making a lot of money!

  4. Looks good! I wonder why one piece of the maki was served tarbalik hah..hah... I love cod fish. But every time see the price, I pusing balik!

  5. I want that sashimi platter. :D

  6. The chicken and the clay pots look the best to yummy looking!

  7. Japanese food anytime for me. So yummy! Especially the cod fish pot.

  8. Cooked dishes for me. The raw dish is a no no for me.

  9. For raw dish, I only eat raw salmon, not other kinds of fish. The price is very reasonable for so much food plus the cod fish.


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