The word “gēn 根” means “ground roots”, emphasizing the importance of using ingredients and products from local sources. The establishment of gēn 根 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Chef Johnson. Here, the finest local ingredients from Malaysia are combined with love, passion, culture, and memories to create an exceptional dining experience.
The menu is primarily focused on the notion of produce-driven cooking, which aims to reproduce classic flavors through daring, creative culinary techniques. “My Malaysian Stories” is genuinely well characterized by Chef Johnson’s version of Malaysian ingredients and flavors.
The Chef and the Brigade
“After spending years on culinary adventures around the world, Johnson returned to Malaysia and started the gēn 根 project. Devoted to the exploration and development of local Malaysian ingredients and with a desire to share their love and passion for food with local patrons, a Modern Malaysian Community Restaurant - gēn 根 was born.
In gēn 根, each and every one of us plays an important role in keeping Malaysia's food culture alive. In our house, we work closely as a family. We constantly exchange our ideas, share experiences and learn from each other. Apart from this, witty jokes and singing sessions are part of the work routine as well!”
Facilities and Highlights
Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Last call 1.30pm)
Dinner: 6pm to 11pm (Last call 8.30pm)
Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Currency accepted: MYR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 240V
Electricity plug type:
ACCESSThe most efficient way to get to the restaurant is by Grabcar or RAPID bus. However, parking is available at the Prestige Hotel for one hour free of charge. Stamping should be requested upon bill payment. There is also street parking by the Lebuh Gereja.
CONTACTUnit 6, 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, 10300 Georgetown, Penang Penang, Malaysia