Widely recognised as one of the best tendon eateries in Singapore, Tendon Kohaku is a popular tendon speciality restaurant found at Eat at Seven at Suntec City. It is also situated right beside Katsudon Hanakatsu, a Katsu Don specialist by the same team at Tendon Kohaku.
The last time we visited Eat at Seven, we recalled seeing snaking queues outside Tendon Kohaku and we were curious to discover what was all the rage about this tendon specialist. Although we visited early, we were still greeted by a no less lengthy queue. But trust us, Tendon Kohaku’s KOHAKU Tendon (S$15) will make your efforts worthwhile.
At Tendon Kohaku, ordering is relatively straightforward as the menu only features 4 types of tendon and its corresponding set meals. Like Katsudon Hanakatsu, patrons will have a choice of Nanatsuboshi Hokkaido rice or 16 multi-grains rice mixed with Nanatsuboshi Hokkaido Rice for their tendon at no extra charge.
We kept things simple and ordered the KOHAKU Tendon (S$15) with Nanatsuboshi Hokkaido rice. The KOHAKU Tendon comprises of vegetables, chicken, prawn and other seafood atop a bed of fluffy rice, with a helping of sauce drizzled all over the tendon. At first glance, we already found ourselves impressed by the sheer generosity of ingredients served.
But what sets the KOHAKU Tendon apart from other tendon in Singapore is how exceptionally tasty the ingredients are. As most tendon we’ve tried seemed to channel most of their focus on perfecting their tempura batter, it was often the case there was nothing special about the taste of their ingredients.
Here at Tendon Kohaku, you get everything you queued for and more. The chicken meat and other ingredients were so juicy, tender and well-seasoned and the tempura batter, albeit not as crispy as some others, was delicious and flavourful.
As seating at Tendon Kohaku is rather limited, we were not surprised that there were such long queues outside this eatery. But for those who wish to avoid the lunch crowd, a good time to visit would be 3pm.
Otherwise, you can consider visiting its 2nd branch at 64 Circular Road near Boat Quay, to satisfy your tendon cravings.
3 Temasek Boulevard,
#03-310/311 Eat At Seven, Suntec City,
Tel: +65 6333 4386
Daily: 11.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade
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