There was something curious about Tempura Tsukiji Tenka in Japanese Food Town Wisma Atria, Orchard Road Singapore. According to the Japan Food Town website, it is “the first restaurant the Tokyo Sushi Academy is opening in Singapore, featuring Tempura and Donburi by graduate chefs from Tokyo Sushi Academy.” Sushi graduate chefs offering donburi in Singapore? This I had to try.
The Tempura Tsukiji Tenka restaurant was pleasantly furnished in Japanese restaurant fashion with a light wood and beige finish throughout the space. From the outside it looked like a big restaurant with its wide frontage, but the actual internal space was small as its layout was long but narrow.
The Tempura Tsukiji Tenka menu was a simple one featuring mainly tempura and tendon items, but with some other dishes such as sashimi items. Based on the recommendation and the pictures in the menu, I ordered a Japanese King Prawn (Kuruma Ebi) Tendon Set ($29.80). There was a beer promotion throughout the Japan Food Town – $5 for a glass of Japanese beer.
Here are pictures of my Japanese King Prawn (Kuruma Ebi) Tendon Set. Because there was only one dish to photograph, I will show it to you from different angles.
The first impressions were both positive and negative. The presentation and colour of the tendon was very beautiful but the prawns did not look very big. To be fair, they were not small, but I was expecting “King Prawns” to look more regal. Tastewise, they were good but not any different from any good tempura prawn in Singapore. My subsequent research on the Kuruma Ebi reveals that they are valued not so much for size but for their sweetness.
This view of the tendon brings to mind the ones we had at Kohaku Tempura in Suntec City (read our review here). Overall, the tendon at Tempura Tsukiji Tenka was good but quite pricey.
The bright spark to the meal at Tempura Tsukiji Tenka was that the miso was very good. Very concentrated and rich.
For an overview of the Japanese restaurants at Japan Food Town and links to our reviews of the other restaurants there, read our post Japan Food Town, Wisma Atria (Isetan Orchard).
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Tempura Tsukiji Tenka
Japan Food Town
#04-42 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre
435 Orchard Road
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm