Tempura takeaway From Tenya Singapore was what we decided have for lunch. Japanese food is always a welcome change from the usual local food. But many types of Japanese food have their challenges for delivery or takeaway. We decided to take the risk of da-baoing deep-fried tempura items and ordered some tendon boxes from Tempura Tendon Tenya Singapore (Ion Orchard).
Tempura Tendon Tenya Singapore – Kerbside Pickup Option
The Tenya Singapore Ion Orchard outlet is the second outlet of Tenya in Singapore. Their first one is at Orchard Central which we visited soon after they opened in 2020. You can see pictures of the restaurant and read about our visit here. Since dining-in is suspended in Singapore, both outlets offer takeaway and delivery options. We noted that there is an option for both places for kerbside pickup for those collecting the food themselves. Which was what we decided to do.
We placed our order online and called them an hour before collection to ask for the kerbside pickup option. The pickup point is just before the taxi stand, along the driveway into the Ion Orchard shopping mall. It was a quick and simple arrangement as we were there at an off-peak time. Here is a sample picture of the tendon tempura takeaway options in the Tendon Tenya Singapore menu.
Our Tempura Takeaway Lunch
As we had been to Tenya before, we had a good idea about what to order. We asked for two sets of Premium Tendon ($10.90) and a Mushroom Vegetables Tendon ($7.90). There are options for more or less rice with consequences of +/- 50 cents to the price. The tempura items were packed separately from the rice and sauce. The sauce is very tasty and we used our conversation to arrange for kerbside pickup to ask for additional sauce to be provided.
The picture above is the box of tempura items of the Premium Tendon : 2 pieces of tempura prawns and one each of squid, kani kama (faux crab sticks), pumpkin, lotus root and French beans. The picture below shows the tempura items placed on the rice. It was a tasty tempura takeaway lunch. Priced at $10.40 because we picked the “less rice” option, we thought that it was good value for money.
The mushroom and vegetables tendon offers a vegetarian tempura takeaway option. The tempura items were Shitake Mushroom, Shimeji Mushroom, Enoki, Sweet Potato, Lotus Root, Pumpkin and French Beans. These are pictures before we added the sauce.
Generally, the food was still warm by the time we ate them. Some parts of the tempura item were softened by condensation. A large proportion of them still had some degree of crispness. It survived out journey better than we had expected.
Tenya Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
#B1-01 Orchard Central
Tel: +65 6509 6838
Tenya ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn,
#B4-56 ION Orchard,
Tel: +65 6636 6608
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
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