Tucked away in a corner of George Town, Penang is an unassuming little restaurant that has taken the scene by storm in the six months since it opened its glass doors. Gēn 根 is a stronghold of modern Malaysian cuisine and its myriad of nuances, with local ingredients at the core of the operation. Exquisite plating and delicately put together dishes are what you’ll find here – works of art that draw a steady stream of diners from all around Penang.
Chef Johnson Wong helms the kitchen here – which is as ‘open-plan’ as it gets. Guests are treated to a show right before their eyes where they can watch the creation of a dish from start to finish by a team of seven talented chefs that double as servers. The dining experience here is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the palate.
Step into Gēn 根 today to discover homegrown recipes, some of them childhood favourites, that have been reinvented in novel ways.