Eat of the Week: This Tempura Lunch Special Makes You Carb-Happy with Rice and Udon

Tendon Kohaku

Japanese

This specialty tempura shop draws in the BGC lunch crowd with their new filling tempura treat: a fully loaded lunch set meal that combines a tempura rice bowl with an udon bowl guaranteed to fill you up real good, and a complete steal for less than three hundred Pesos!

Tendon Kohaku opened December of last year in Uptown Mall and since then, it has become a go-to for the hungry who need a filling fix for their tempura cravings. Their store in Singapore is known to have long queues of customers wanting to get their fair share of chopsticks action on their tendon (tempura + donburi, or tempura rice bowls). And here in Manila, come weekday lunch time, there's even more action because of the restaurant's new lunch special, an absolutely satisfying and filling set meal priced at P289.

Tendon Lunch Special

The new Tendon Lunch Special combines some of the favorites from the classic Kohaku Tendon signature bowl, and pairs it with a mini bowl of tanuki udon, topped with crispy tempura batter bits, served hot or cold.

Dig in to assorted tempura, coated in a light and crispy batter: the lunch special has a combination of wild tiger prawn, chicken breast, kakiage (vegetable), green beans, and pumpkin. Making each piece extra lipsmacking is their special tempura sauce that's thick and syrupy, and an optional (but highly recommended) spicy sauce that puts enough heat on the palate to make you crave for more servings of rice.

Should you choose the spicy sauce to go with your Tendon Lunch Special, the complimentary pickled yuzu radish is there to balance off the spicy and crispy. Another refreshing pairing would be to choose cold udon for this set lunch, the thick and chewy noodles with its light umami flavors soothing on the palate, resetting your tastebuds to prepare for more bites of tempura. And should you still have space for something sweet when you're in Tendon Kohaku, you don't have to worry about breaking the bank -- all desserts in the restaurant are under two hundred pesos!

 

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The Dish: Tendon Lunch Special (P289), available from Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm.

Where to Find it: Tendon Kohaku, located at the third level of, Uptown Place Mall, 9th Avenue corner 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call (02) 838 2476, like Tendon Kohaku on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram for updates. #TendonKohakuPH

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