Tempura places and Japanese restaurants keep on popping up in Manila that it’s been pretty challenging to keep count. One that caught our eye though, because besides its topnotch food and service (to date, they’re the only restaurant in the Philippines who get their tempura from Asakusa, home to Japan’s best tempura, says Managing director Iggy Ramos), it’s got kids’ meals that will surely make your little one focus on and enjoy their fare, is Tenya Tempura Tendon. Their secret weapon to pleasing your kid? The too cute toy carts which their kids’ meals come in.
Your kids will get to enjoy the best of Japanese cuisine—tiger prawns, chicken fillet, onigiri (rice balls), ningyo-yaki (cake snack)—in the most kawaii way possible, through these adorable containers.
Adults, on the other hand, whether Tempura aficionados or non-Jap food fans, will also find something they fancy:
For the non-Tempura fan: Buta Kimuchi Tendon. Don’t like seafood which you most often find in Japanese cuisine? Try this pork tendon dish that will surely satisfy the meat lover in you.
For one who wants to try something new: The All Star Tendon. It’s tiger prawn with squid, salmon, kani stick, green beans, and mushrooms—Tenya’s premium seafood and vegetable items in one bowl, notes Iggy.
For a couple on date night: The Teishoku Set. It’s a complete, filling meal (tempura and tempura sauce, Japanese rice, potato salad, miso soup, radish, ginger, and pickles), in one tray, a great companion to a meaningful conversation.
For families: The Soba/Udon Sets. Yet another full meal, this one’s ideal for those long catch up sessions with your parents, siblings, or kids.
For barkadas: The Tempura Baskets. Pair them with their selection of premium beer and sake and you’ve got a great night ahead.
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Tenya Tempura Tendon is at SM Megamall, Market! Market!, and BGC Stopover