Ever since this restaurant opened, I have been wanting to try them out since I am quite a fan of tendons. Finally, had the chance when I was doing shopping alone and had to find a place for a quick lunch
Nestled at the very corner of Vivocity, the restaurant has an open-concept space and onlookers can just glance into the restaurant. The space itself is not too big with a dedicated counter seat area
The counter seats are located just in front of the semi-open kitchen where you can see the chef making the meals. For those who like sitting at the counter, do note that the seats are quite limited and there are mostly 1 or 2 seaters only
As part of the set meal I ordered, I was served a tiny cup of steamed egg and a bowl of pickled radish which was refillable upon request
I ordered the Asakusa tendon which came with 2 prawns,3 kinds of seafood, 3 kinds of vegetables and a fried egg. The bowl was pretty small so all the fried tempura was stacked up high over hot rice
I asked for a plate to offload my tempura and once the ingredients were removed, you can see that the serving of rice was pretty small. You can also customise your rice with either normal white rice or brown rice
Generally, all the tempura items were well fried till crispy without the greasy bite that you might get from some fried items. The sauce was nicely drizzled and had a nice sweet and salty flavour which complimented the tempura well. While the rice serving looks small, by the time you finish the entire bowl of rice and tempura items, it is quite filling for the general appetite diner.
Overall, if you are craving tendon, this is one place you can visit for a quick and rather affordable meal. Personally, I find the prawn not springy enough and the fish a bit soft, and if compared to another brand at Tanjong Pagar, I feel that they lose out in terms of the taste and flavours.
Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #04-65, Singapore 238839
Operating hours: 11.30 am to 10pm