An award-winning tempura and tendon restaurant from Asakusa, Tokyo—Shitamatchi Tendon Akimitsu has opened in Singapore with its first outlet at Plaza Singapura.
With more than 128 years of culinary experience, Shitamatchi Tendon Akitmisu promises to impress all diners with authentic tempura and tendon. Furthermore, Chef Tanihara Akimitsu, the founder of Akitmitsu and 5th-generation head chef of Dote No Iseya, had flown over to Singapore to personally provide training to the crew at its Plaza Singapura outlet. Now, that is some dedication.
Excited to have a taste of their famous recipe, we made our way down to their Plaza Singapura outlet on their grand opening day. We’d go out on a limb and say that this is one of the best places to have tendon in Singapore.
Of course, we had to begin our meal with Akimitsu’s Signature Tendon (S$14.90) which features tempura-battered prawn, white fish, egg, seaweed, assorted vegetables and rice covered with their original Tendon sauce. In addition, it comes with a portion of chawanmushi and miso soup on the side.
Diners can choose either the Asakusa Original Sauce—recommended by the eatery—or the Spicy Sauce to go with their tendon. And did we mention that your meal comes with free-flow pickles too?
At first glance, the portion of ingredients served with Akimitsu’s Signature Tendon deserved much praise. Generous, fresh and perfectly deep fried ingredients; what more could we ask for in a tendon? Even more so at S$14.90, an award-winning, premium quality tendon at an affordable price was quite a treat.
Love your protein? The Ebi Tendon (S$17.90) would be a good and delicious option to have. Comprising solely of prawn tempura, the Ebi Tendon also came with chawanmushi and miso soup on the side. Just as crispy, just as tasty, this dish will be worth throwing your diet away for.
Other tendon you can try at Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu include the Kakiage Tendon (S$15.90) and Vegetable Tendon (S$12.90). If not, shake things up a little with the Mixed Tempura Rice Set (S$16.90) and the Kakiage Tencha (S$17.90).
At Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu, diners can expect nothing but authentic and spectacular Japanese cuisine. However, do note that Shitamatchi Tendon Akimitsu will get rather crowded during dinner time, so it is advised that you visit early to secure a spot at this quaint Japanese restaurant.
Shitamatchi Tendon Akimitsu
68 Orchard Road, #04-65/68 Plaza Singapura,
Tel: +65 6264 3390
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut