Category Archives: Tempura | 天ぷら

TEMPURA | 玄海 (Genkai)

A seasoned and rather unique husband and wife team delivering quality tempura fare yet in a Yatai setting. Haven’t tried it all but probably the best Yatai tempura out there in a rather ‘Showa’ style setting with that mini TV … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | 天海 (Tenkai)

It was a bit like picking up mispriced stocks on a slow day taking advantage of short term supply and demand imbalance. Got lucky and read their Facebook message around noon saying that they are opened today and figured that … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | てんぷらと和食 山の上 (Hilltop Hotel)

Paid pilgrimage to one of the most renowned breeding grounds of top Tempura chefs in Tokyo, as the name suggests it did really involve some walking up a hill, which they share with Meiji University as well as a famous … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | 与太呂 本店 (Yotaro Honten)

Said to be the old guard of Kansai-style tempura since the 20s and actually a two-starred establishment, expectation was understandably high walking in on this chilly and drizzling day. Trying my luck and read a few times of it not … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | 一宝 (Ippoh)

Tried out this starred Tempura joint from Osaka finally over lunch, with a reservation made one month in advance. Established back in 1850 and probably the oldest of its kind, Seki-san is now the fifth generation of the family carrying … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | お座敷天婦羅 天政 (Tenmasa)

On a culinary trip to Macau and revisited this establishment which was finally ‘starred’ back in Japan in 2014. Don’t think the Hashiis care much about fame anymore in any case as they move onto their third generation from their … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | よこ田 (Yokota)

Got a rare one on one with Chef Yokota at the one-starred establishment of his name sake, thanks to Japanese friend AM who grew up in the Azabu neighbourhood and an old friend of the Yokota family. I will term … Continue reading

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