The Tiendesitas area (now becoming known as the heart of the new Ortigas East) is enjoying quite a bit of revival particularly for foodies, with more and more concept restaurants opening shop inside the compound.
A recent addition to these foodie destinations is Tenya Tempura Tendon, a chain of Japanese restaurants specializing in tempura.
What sets Tenya Tempura Tendon apart from other sources of tempura is the sheer amount of effort the resto and its staff put into their signature dish:
- Black tiger prawns grown from the most sanitary aquaculture practices are used, ensuring the freshness and succulence of its ebi tempura.
- Specifically formulated flour coat the tempura before it is cooked in a specially developed automatic infrared heat technology poweref air fryer, guaranteeing tastiness and consistent quality among its tempura dishes.
- Each tendon is accompanied by a secret dontare sauce, a sweet dipping sauce that enhances the flavor of the tempura.
During a visit to Tiendesitas over the holidays, I treated the family to lunch at the newly opened Tenya Tempura Tendon branch. It occupies a sprawling area in the ground floor, making it accessible to those coming from the outdoor parking and those coming from Tiendesitas’ retail shops in the upper floors.
Its decor is light and airy, with both dark and light wood used in furniture and on the walls giving the place a clean and minimalist yet homey feel. The staff are warm and welcoming, immediately seating us at an available table.
For the family’s meal, we ordered the Ooedo Kagayaki Set (Php1,025), a basket of tempura composed of 4 black tiger prawns, 4 kani sticks, 2 squids, 2 fried fish, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 eggplants and 4 green beans, accompanied by 4 cups of rice and 4 steaming bowls of miso soup.
Knowing that we will be wanting some more tiger prawns, we ordered some additional Ebi Tempura (Php295/3pcs) to supplement the Kagayaki Set.
Hubby ordered Spicy Salmon Maki (Php315), spicy bits of salmon rolled in fish roe and topped with crunchy batter, shichimi and spicy Japanese mayo.
For the little boy, we got some Karaage (Php185), a Japanese-style variation to his down-home favorite chicken nuggets.
To comemorate a festival being celebrated in Japan during our visit, we were each given a free bowl of steaming hot Soba!
It was another tasty and filling family lunch, another happy holiday memory for all of us.
This Tenya Tempura Tendon is located at Ground Floor, Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde, Ugong, Pasig City
Other branches are located at:
- 2nd floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Rizal Drive cor 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
- Ground Floor, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- 4F SM Megamall Bldg. A, Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
- Food Street, Ground Floor, SM Southmall, Almanza, Las Piñas City
- ASEANA Avenue cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. Paranaque City
- GF Water Garden, Extension Site, Civic Drive, Festival Supermall Alabang, Muntinlupa
- GF North Wing Entertainment Mall, Sunset Ave. cor. Seaside Blvd. SM Mall of Asia Pasay
- GF Southpark Bldg. Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City
Check out my reviews of other Japanese restaurants:
- Yabu, Robinsons Place Magnolia
- Sandaya Yakiniku, Fisher Mall
- Dads-Saisaki-Kamayan, SM Megamall
- Katsu Sora, Greenhills
- Cafe Shibuya, Glorietta
- Ariake, Tomas Morato
- Rai Rai Ken, SM Taytay
- Tokyo Bubble Tea, Tomas Morato
- Ramen Nagi, SM North
- Yoshinoya, SM City North EDSA
- Hiro, SM East Ortigas
- Ramen Nagi, Robinsons Galleria
- Katsu Sora, Trinoma
- Isaribi, Tomas Morato
- Zipang, Tomas Morato
- Omotenashi, Tomas Morato
- Saboten, BGC
- Osaka Takoyaki, SM East Ortigas
- Tenya Tempura Tendon, BGC
- Hanamaruken, Trinoma
- Teriyaki Boy, SM East Ortigas
- Ramen Kuroda, SM Marikina
- Don Bao, Kapitolyo
- Ramen Nagi, Greenbelt
- Menya Noodle & Bento Bar, Greenhills
- Kazoku, Tomas Morato
- Izakaya Flame, BGC
- Dohtonbori, SM Megamall