Tempura Tsukiji Tenka at Japan Food Town Singapore Wisma Atria which specialises in Tempura and Donburi, is run by graduates of the Tokyo Sushi Academy, one of Japan’s top traditional culinary institution.
The recommended dishes are Kaisendon ($24.80), Bara Chirashi ($21.80), Tendon ($19.80) and Sea Eel Tendon ($26.80) sets.
Talking about Tendon, it is unfortunate (for Tenka) as Kohaku Tendon suddenly became very popular when this piece went viral, and Tendon Ginza Itsuki at Tanjong Pagar continue to pack in the crowds.
Well, the main advantage that Tenka has over the other two is, you are likely not to walk out smelling like oily fried ebi.
I liked the freshness of the ingredients used in the Tendon ($19.80) – the prawn was sweet, and squid surprisingly tender and NOT rubbery (my friend commented finally no ‘jun jun’ bite).
However, for a place with links to a Sushi Academy, I was surprised that the rice was the weakest link – dry, not fluffy enough.
The batter could have been crisper and less oily though, and the sauce was unimpressionable.
With the word ‘Tsukiji’ in the name, you would invariably have high expectation for the Kaisendon ($24.80).
The bowl with mixture of tuna, salmon, crab, tamago, Scallops and Ikura was adequately average, and could have been elevated with better tasting rice. Presentation looked amateurish unfortunately sad.
Same goes with the Bara Chirashi ($21.80).
There are high expectation amongst local foodies with Japan Food Town Singapore, and let us hope that they would be able to iron out opening jitters, and stay in the game.
Tempura Tsukiji Tenka at Japan Food Town
435 Orchard Rd, #04-39/54 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily