初 Initial @ Molek, JB
Non Halal
I felt this was the most fantastic course I've had since it opened three and a half years ago.
“Initial” is evolving!
A modern contemporary Japanese restaurant using local ingredients and cooking methods.
Owner-chef Koh has worked at Noma in Copenhagen, which has been named the best restaurant in the world 4 times, and in Japan.
When he opened the restaurant, he said he wanted to offer dishes made with local ingredients, but at that time it was still a time when 'luxury course meals should use imported luxury ingredients'.
Now, three and a half years later, the trend is shifting to 'rediscovering the quality of local ingredients and cuisine'.
Reflecting this, this year's course was beautiful and tasty, with Chef Koh's signature dishes that others cannot imitate. The small starters in particular were excellent.
A course worth trying; 11 dishes for RM368++. Value for money.

My photos:
季Kisetsu course - RM368/pax

1 Homemade baguette and kombu butter
2 Homemade paitee , confit cherry tomato, semi dried cherry tomato, homemade ricotta cheese and caviar
3 slow cook Sabah abalone 5 hour after deep-fried Kombu ,sauce green chili puree ,pickle japanese cucumber ,sea grape
4 deep fried seaweed , smoke salmon , edamame season with shoyu , lime yogurt and yuzu pearl
5 sashimi grade Hokkaido scallop ,green apple,wasabi cream,dill oil , Salmon roe
-Homemade Kombucha
6 pan seared cod and bake with banana leaf, capsicum tomato sauce, homemade bread crumbs, ginger gel , pickle onion and fennel salad
7 lime yogurt garnita and fresh grapefruit
8 slow cook new Zealand lamb rack coat with cheese herb crumbs, stew purple cabbage, mushroom puree and red wine sauce
9 homemade dark chocolate ice cream with baileys wine , caramel walnut, diplomat with Brandy, mix berry puree and chocolate tuile
10 Coconut mousse , dark chocolate shell, coconut desiccated, passionfruit gel and lime zest
11 almond flake cookie , panda and gula melaka cream , lime agar agar and gula melaka zest

Off day: Monday
Opening hours: 6pm - 11pm
Reservation: +6016-247 0977
Address: 9, Jln Molek 3/20, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Omakase Price:
季Kisetsu - RM368/pax
花Hana - RM498/pax
旬Shun - RM688/pax
匠Takumi - RM888/pax
初 - Rm1288/pax
Special - Rm1488/pax


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