Skip to main content

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.


Post a Comment

Thank you, readers!

Popular posts from this blog

My Failed Project In Baking Mini Egg Cakes

FAILED THIS TIME..... I don't know why, I follow exactly the ingredients and the method written in her website but it was not successful.  Something went wrong somewhere but I don't think I want to try it again.  This recipe is called Mini Egg Cake which is supposed to be soft, airy, light sponge cake but the way I made them, they turned out hard and crusty cake.   If I try again one day, I will half the portion... cos I like to eat these traditional egg cakes.... The Ingredients...  No point putting the recipe here since I failed..  LOL...  The portions of this recipe....  It looked very promising when I put them into the oven.... Even when they were in the baking process... they look good, aren't they? LOL...  I was so happy just by looking at the mini egg cakes in the tray....  And after they were let out... my heart sank....  The minute I took them out from the tray, I knew... Hard at the top...  Tak Jadi = Failed.... Now come to t

Our Orders From Afghanistan, Spanish And Australia

My Final post on the Food Festival in the Victoria Market on Wednesday night.... The atmosphere at the market was "enhanced" by the cheerful songs and music by a group band... It was indeed a merry evening filled with music-licous folk songs in the air... . Ok, how to find four seats in this crowd.... hmmmm....... Somehow we managed to... and these were what my boys brought back to our table.... Mexican rice with oysters... or is it Spanish rice?   Both are the same, I guess... LOL.... Afghanistan Food.... chunks of chicken meat with naan.... Brazilian food.... don't ask me what it is.... I just ate what was on the table....  But I am amazed by this giant burger....  ..... and what burger is this? They told me it is Crocodile Tail Burger! Meat from the crocodile tail?  Is it just a name or what... I really don't know... Took a few bites of it... and I am full!! Well, these were the food we

Home Cooked Dishes

NOT MUCH HAPPENING... and lazy too.... My neighbour gave me half pumpkin and I have been keeping it for a couple of days before I finally decide what to do with it.  I cook it into small chunks and sauteed it with minced meat, okra and basil leaves.  Yes, it would be great to put in some small cilipadi but unfortunately, I did not find any in my fridge.  Steamed a bowl of rice and that was meal for dinner.... One dish meal....  Pumpkin reminds me of sweet potatoes...sweet after cooking... Another dinner meal consist of Sambal Fish, black pepper met and a hard boiled egg  I only boiled the egg, the other two dishes were "sponsored" by my neighbour... LOL...