After the Titus pen buffet, my daughter and I decided to have lunch at Tenya Tempura Tendon in Market Market. It was just a short walk from the activity area and we’ve never tried eating at Tenya.
I liked the bright, neat, and spacious interiors.
Every table has these condiments — pickles, tempura sauce, and chili powder.
I love how I can have free reign on how much pickles I can have!
My daughter opted for the Asakusa Special Tendon (P315) which is basically a donburi (rice bowl) with three pieces of black tiger prawn tempura and green beans as topping. It’s served with a bowl of miso soup.
Here’s a closer look.
I decided to order their new offering, the Cherry Blossom Tendon (P385). It’s got sakura shrimp (which reminded me of okoy), one imperial black tiger prawn tempura, nori (seaweed) tempura, kani (crabstick) tempura, and asparagus tempura. It’s served with miso soup too, just like my daughter’s order.
I really got a full bowl! I loved everything! Tenya does tempura right — the batter is light and crispy while what’s inside is flavorful. So yummy! The serving portion is on the small side, my daughter commented that she wasn’t really full after finishing her Asakusa Special Tendon. I found it okay as my appetite isn’t really what it used to be.
My daughter and I had dessert too. We each ordered a Ningyo-Yaki Sundae (P125). A Teddy Bear-shaped Japanese cake sits atop a big scoop of vanilla ice cream surrounded by caramel popcorn. It’s drizzled with your choice of nutella, chocolate, or dulce de leche (the server didn’t ask us what we want and automatically served us chocolate!). The cake is pancake-like in terms of taste and texture and is filled with chocolate. You can actually order the cake by the box for P135 per 5 pieces. Pretty average, but we found it to be a nice way to cap off our meal.
Price-wise, Tenya is similar to Yabu (Tenya may be a bit cheaper) but I think you get more in terms of volume at Yabu. If you do come across Tenya, it’d be good to try it out.
Tenya Tempura Tendon
G/F Market Market (on the side right across Serendra)
32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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