Most of the ingredients used at Tenya are carefully sourced from longstanding producers in Japan. In fact, alot of the suppliers that supply to the original Tenya outlets in Japan, are suppliers of the first ever Tenya outlet in Singapore as well. You can, hence, be assured that quality and consistency of the steaming rice bowls, or even the noodles dishes, are upheld. Some of the suppliers are a century-old and have been customising secret blends of flour, sauces, and chilli for Tenya for ages!
Using a patented automatic fryer, Tenya is able to consistently churn out freshly fried tempura without the presence of an experienced chef. This machine also allows tempura to be cooked faster(in just 2 minutes), and in a larger quantity. This leads to Tenya being able to offer their irresistible rice bowls at very competitive prices. Tenya also uses an automatic noodle cooker, which ensures that the texture of the noodles are always just right, and a temperature controlled warmer for their tare sauce which is extremely crucial as just a little deviation in the temperature can cause the viscosity of the sauce to change, affecting the entire dish.
Recommended appetizers : Chawanmushi($2.50), Ika Geso($4.90)
Tenya's soba and udon are from Shimadaya in Akita prefecture. The noodles are made according to Tenya's strict specifications. I'm not a big fan of udon and soba but I must say I really enjoyed the noodles!
You can't leave Tenya without a Hokkaido milk soft serve ($2 nett). The portion is seriously generous! A 100% Hokkaido milk soft serve going for just $2 nett? No wonder the queue for the soft serve alone is crazy! The Root Beer Float will be right up your alley if you're craving a little sweet and refreshing treat.
Join the queue, or try to beat it during off-peak hours! Your stomach, and wallet, will both thank you