Foodie Track: Japan Issue 1: Tendon Tempura Tenya

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Have been rather silent these few days here because I”m in the land of the rising Sun, Japan! I flew up here for HKS Premium Day (30 Jan 2011 at Fuji Speedway) and also a HKS factory tour (AMAZING!!!) but before I blog about those, I would like to share about the good food I’ve been stuffing myself with lately (and hopefully is not doing too much damage to my waistline o_O).


Took an overnight flight last Wednesday and landed bright and early at Narita Airport on Thursday morning! The flight time to Japan is neither here nor there – too short for a proper night’s rest, too long for a brief nap. Anyhow, it was train after train after train (lost amid the myriad of shinkansen, JR etc.) before arriving at Yokohama. My first meal in Japan was at Tendon Tempura Tenya:

It is a huge franchise outlet specialising in quick and fast Tempura meals. I understand that they even grow their own rice!

They have a menu in English so don’t worry about being unable to comprehend their selections. I’ve always loved Ebi Tempura so I had to have it!

You can choose to have it as a set meal, which has a side bowl of piping hot udon in case you”re sharing with a friend or simply just too hungry.

It’s cheap, it’s fast and it’s tasty. You can find it at a lot of train stations too! Just think – Yoshinoya concept but selling only Tempura.

Love the sauce, love the prawns, love the rice. For more information, visit

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