Monday, September 25, 2023

Tenya, Orchard Central

Tenya, aonori teishoku

Tenya from Asakusa set up stall more than a couple of years ago. They were marketed as the most successful tendon chain restaurants in Japan. What's new right? So many superlatives with the brands we bring in that there's no longer allure. Not to mention that many of them have diluted themselves. I never bothered previously because just another brand from Japan doesn't necessarily equate to quality anymore. 

Which was why this was my first visit. 😅  Took me a while also because I'm not a big tempura person in general. This was the shop at Orchard Central (#B1-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, tel : +65 6509 6838)

Tenya, aonori tendon

Got their aonori tendon teishoku with the spicy cold udon. There's a prawn, piece of salmon and a Hiroshima oyster with some vegetables in the nori batter. The oyster was juicy and delicious. Definitely getting some seaweed flavour from the batter as well. Not bad tempura as a whole if I might say so.  

Tenya, cold spicy soba

Pretty tasty spicy cold udon. The noodles were salty, spicy and shrimpy from the sakura ebi and chilli, paired with varied textures from the toppings. This might be the other tempura shop I don' mind coming back to aside from Ginza Tendon Itsuki or Tenjin

And Tenshin of course.

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