2017-2020 gēn 根 | Designed by gēn 根

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The birth of gēn 根 represents a fresh start to Chef Johnson, a  place where Malaysia’s quality local produce is fused with passion, culture and childhood memories, delivered with the best hospitality for your dining pleasure. Each dish is a deep dive into the nuances of Malaysian distinctive flavours and cultures. 



"My Malaysian Stories"

gēn 根 is translated into 'ground roots', valuing the idea of keeping true to our roots using local ingredients. Our tasting menu mainly revolves around the produce-driven concept, to recreate nostalgic flavours using bold innovative cooking methods. Hence, with sharing Chef Johnson's interpretation of Malaysian ingredients and flavours, "My Malaysian Stories" is truly well defined.



Communal Table by gēn 根

Chef Johnson's idea on the communal table mainly focuses on serving comfort food that is designed to be shared with family and friends, which genuinely highlights the Malaysian dining culture. We will be showcasing the beauty of Malaysia's locally grown produces and their distinctive flavours in the form of sharing plates.



This culinary project is run by young, creative Malaysian chefs who draw inspirations from their collective travel experiences and childhood memories. Chef Johnson Wong came back to his roots - Malaysia, to deliver his own interpretation of local ingredients and distinctive flavours from Malaysia's diverse food landscape.​