Tenya's new Tempura Steak Jyu has Angus rib-eye and Black Tiger prawns
Surf and Turf, anyone?
Tenya Tempura Tendon
G/F North Wing, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) Tenya Tempura Tendon is now approaching its second year in Metro Manila with its sixth store at the SM Mall of Asia serving their signature Tempura Donburi or tempura rice bowls topped with Tenya’s own dontare sauce. For 2017, they're also sporting a new look with fresh, modern interiors—and of course, a number of new dishes.
For the a la carte menu, there are new cheese offerings that serve as delicious appetizers.
The Chikuwa Cheese (P120) is a savory snack that must be devoured while hot to enjoy the gooey-ness of the cheddar cheese inside the Japanese fish cake fried in chewy batter.
The Cheese Age (P120) is for dumpling lovers with cheddar cheese wrapped in dumpling skin and fried for maximum crunchy goodness.
After the new cheesy appetizers on the menu, move on to the Jyu meals. “Jyu” means “box” and Tenya Tempura Tendon has four new menu variants that are a fit for each of their guests both in budget and flavor.
Ebi Ten Toji Jyu
The Ebi Ten Toji Jyu (P325) has two pieces of their signature sweet, succulent, and juicy Black Tiger Prawn Ebi tempura simmered in onion with soba tsuyu sauce and simmered egg over steaming Japanese rice with a bowl of Miso soup on the side. Love ebi tempura? This is the jyu for you.
Buta Yakiniku Jyu
The Buta Yakiniku Jyu (P295) has sautéed and thinly sliced pork in onion with Tenya’s signature dontare sauce. The pork slices seem almost like strips of bacon with the dontare sauce over the fragrant Japanese rice.
The Oyako Jyu (P295) has chicken strips sautéed in onion with soba tsuyu sauce and egg over steaming Japanese rice. It makes for a great lighter alternative if seafood is not your choice option.
Tempura Steak Jyu
And for those feeling particularly celebratory or who just want to indulge their hearty appetites, there is Tempura Steak Jyu (P450), which is Tenya’s version of Surf and Turf. Angus rib-eye steak slices, Black Tiger Prawn Ebi, Shimeji mushrooms, kani sticks, and green bean tempura are placed atop the fragrant Japanese rice then paired with miso soup on the side.
For all the Jyu meals, there is also an option to replace your miso soup with Chawan Mushi or egg custard.
Finally, in case you've left enough room for dessert: The Taiyaki Sundae (P135/solo, P330/sharing) has stuffed Japanese fish-shaped waffles filled with either Apple Cinnamon, Nutella, or Dulce de Leche over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Photos by Majoy Siason