Award Winning Chef @ Tempura Tenten Whips Up Some Seriously Great Tasting Tendons

James Chan

Tempura Tenten @ Raffles City

Tempura Tenten might be a little hard to find at the basement of Raffles City but just look out for Din Tai Fung and you’ll find Tempura Tenten right next to it. It seems that we have no end to Japanese restaurants setting up here in Singapore. The big question is then “IS IT GOOD?”

Tempura Tenten chef mamoru

The Food

Did you know that a Ramen Champion cooks your food for you? Chef Mamoru Kanaya was trained by the God of Ramen, Kazuo Yamagashi and needless to say, under his tutelage, he won the title of Ultimate Ramen Champion for two consecutive years!

Chef Mamoru also has the unique ability to distinguish ingredients by the sizzling sounds they make in the fryer (this sounds like a character straight from a Japanese anime).

If you think his prowess is just limited to ramen, think again. The tempura that gets whipped up in the kitchen is crazy good.

Tempura Tenten premium king prawn tendon

Premium King Prawn Tendon, $19.80

I went with the spicy version and the truffle rice (top up $1 for the rice). The flesh of the prawns were firm, fresh, extremely sweet and humongous! Pair that with the fragrant truffle rice (the smell of the truffle hits you as soon as it arrives on the table) and you have a SUPER VALUE MEAL right there. Oh and don’t waste the prawn heads, break them apart and hit EVERYTHING in there. The chilli somehow embeds itself in the head and forms this extremely tasty crust like goodness.

Tempura Tenten Unatendon

Unatendon, $19.80

This is one of the classic signature dishes at Tempura Tenten. It sure lives up to its mantle with its melt-in-your-mouth Unajyu (eel from Kagoshima) and assortment of mixed tempura. When you sink your teeth into the tempura, you’ll find a very light and fluffy crust that is extremely crispy. I’m told that this takes a lot of skill. Well done Chef Mamoru! I particularly like the Chicken Tempura with Cheese.

Tempura Tenten Ebi Miso Ramen

Ebi Miso Ramen, $16.80

Of course I had to try a ramen from a Ramen Champion! The prawns in this dish really injected a strong seafood aftertaste to the broth of the ramen. Every mouthful was full of flavor. It’s interesting because there’s A LOT of different flavor profiles in this dish but somehow they all harmoniously come together to form one hearty bowl of goodness.

Tempura Tenten so worth it

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

Definitely! You’re getting food prepared and cooked by an award winning Chef! With that in mind, the price becomes justifiable and somewhat more affordable in a sense since you’re paying for value (okay maybe that’s just for me, my mind works in mysterious ways). That aside, I would keep going back for that light and crispy Tempura batter though!

 

Tempura Tenten @ Raffles City
Raffles City #B1-13 (Right Next To Din Tai Fung)
252 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6336 7457

https://www.facebook.com/tempuratentenrc/

*This was a sponsored post (thanks for the food Tempura Tenten!)

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