Genn Japanese Restaurant
Grand Lexis Port Dickson,
Batu 2, Jalan Seremban,
71000 Port Dickson.
Tel: 06-653 2000
Operating hours: Mon-Sat
Lunch (from noon to 2.30pm)/
Dinner (from 6.30 to 10pm)
Closed on Sunday.

THERE are few things better than a comforting bowl of hot soup on a cold day.

Especially if that soup has a spicy kick that will keep you warm.

On a recent rainy night, I found just the soup to warm me up at the Genn Japanese Restaurant in Grand Lexis Port Dickson.

The restaurant’s Shake Kimchi Soup (RM35) comprises salmon head, mushrooms and cabbage in a moderately spicy broth flavoured with kimchi paste.

Sous chef Mok Peng Piau said the soup was a favourite with customers as it had the right balance of flavours and was not too spicy.

‘Japanese kimchi is milder compared to the Korean version and is easier on the palate.

‘Soups are typically bland but the right amount of spice can enhance its flavour,’ he said.

The soup, however, will only be available until the end of May for the promotion.

Also on the menu for a limited time is the Hamachi Daikon Miso Shiru (RM25), a wholesome soup with yellowtail and radish that is perfect for those who don’t like the spicy bite of kimchi.

Soup is not the only thing on the menu though. Throughout the promotional period, the restaurant will be serving up platters of Sushi Moriwase (RM35), assorted sushi with salmon, tuna, seabass, butterfish, prawn and red snapper; shake kama shioyaki or salt-grilled salmon head (RM35) and grilled skewered chicken or salmon (RM15).

Until May 31, diners can also order selected dishes from the a la carte menu and pay only nett prices.

Among these selected menu items is the restaurant’s most popular dish – the Rainbow Cheese Maki (RM40).

A feast for the eyes and the palate, the rolled sushi with fresh seafood has a melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese filling.

“You don’t usually find cream cheese in maki so it’s quite special and adds to the texture of the maki,” said Mok.

For a meatier entree, opt for the usuyaki beef roll, tender slices of choice beef cooked on the teppanyaki served in bite-sized rolls.

Genn also has some sumptuous set meals on their menu including the Genn bento set with sashimi priced at RM65.

If you still have room in your tummy after sampling the promotional menu items, do not fret.

There are over 100 items on the menu including set menus with rice and noodles, fresh salads, appetisers and steamed, grilled or deep-fried dishes plus a range of desserts and drinks to fill you up.

What’s more, the dishes are reasonably priced starting from RM5++ for a piece of sushi to RM130++ for a platter of Sashimi Moriawase.

The restaurant can accommodate 70 customers comfortably with three tatami rooms for diners who want a little privacy and a teppanyaki counter.

This is the writer’s observation and not an endorsement by StarMetro.

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