Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ginza Tendon Itsuki

Keisuke's latest creation is a tendon joint (tempura on rice) located next to Orchid Hotel (along Tanjong Pagar Road) named Ginza Tendon Itsuki. Many bloggers have already commented on how awesome the tendon is. With such immense hype, I had to try it for myself in order to satisfy my curiosity.

The space itself was lovely - clean decor, light wood, and an airy feel about it. There are only two things on the menu: the normal tendon (prawns, chicken, vegetable tempura) or the vegeterian option. I went for the normal tendon, obviously. 

What I didn't expect was the chawan mushi that came with the tendon - it was sooo good. Really. The chawan mushi had lots of eggy flavour and a really good dashi stock bringing out all the flavour. I was suitably impressed - especially for a complimentary meal. (8.25/10)

The tendon itself was also excellent. You could taste the freshness of the ingredients, light tempura batter, and a tasty savoury and slightly sweet tendon sauce drizzled all over which was rather addictive, as well as firm rice that soaked up all the goodness. There was also a little onsen egg which was also made into tempura - which was a nice change. Don't think it's traditional, but it works. (8.25/10)

Overall, excellent tendon - it wouldn't be out of place in Japan, seriously. Maybe not the most top end tempura restaurant - as the batter was a tad thick and not as light as some of the other places - but still, very good. Right now, as the place is new, there were still seats available, though I shudder to think of the crowd that will stream in once the place gets popular. 

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