Fans of tempura rice bowls should check out Kogane Yama—the newest tendon restaurant in Singapore.
Started by the folks behind Chir Chir, Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction officially opens its doors to the public on 04 June 2017. This tempura speciality restaurant offers customisable tendon—choose your tendon toppings, base and the spiciness level.
Always wanted the chance to customise your own tendon? Kogane Yama allows you to do just that as diners can decide what ingredients go into their tendon bowl.
First, select your tendon bowl from a range of 4 flavours – Mixed Bowl (S$15.80), Chicken Bowl (S$13.80), Prawn Bowl (S$13.80) and Vegetable Bowl (S$11.80). Thereafter, choose to enjoy your tendon bowl with either rice, udon or soba. Depending on your personal preference, have your say with the spiciness level of the sauce which will be drizzled all over the tempura.
Diners also have the option to add chawanmushi (S$2) or miso soup (S$1.50) to their meal.
Our hearts led us to the Mixed Bowl Rice Set Meal (S$17.80) which came with chawanmushi and a choice of either miso soup or green tea. The Mixed Bowl comprises of a combination of fresh ingredients which includes chicken, prawns, sweet potato, carrots and more, layered with our choice of Spicy Level 1 sauce.
Considering the generous portion of ingredients served, the Mixed Bowl Rice Set Meal (S$17.80) was definitely a value-for-money meal. Furthermore, the tempura batter coating was crisp and light and ingredients equally flavourful.
The Prawn Bowl (S$13.80) with soba was another dish we tried. With the same tempura selection sans chicken, the tempura was likewise well-executed and tasty. We also liked that the soba was light in flavour which complemented the otherwise heavier tempura taste.
Looking for another tendon to add to your list of favourites? Kogane Yama will be worth a trip. A friendly note that Kogane Yama only accepts payment by cash or NETS.
200 Victoria Street, #02-50 Bugis Junction,
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Bugis