Edo-Style Tempura Bar

Tenka

 

tenka20170731_02

Tenka in Naha is a classic Edo-style (traditional Tokyo style) Tempura bar.

 

tenka20170731_08

One-person operation by the chef over the counter.

 

tenka20170731_03

We ordered JPY8000 course.

 

tenka20170731_04

Appetizer.  Soft boiled egg with some seafood in nice dashi soup.  If you taste Dashi, you can tell a lot about the restaurant.  Very delicate and round rather than sharp.  

 

tenka20170731_05

Crunchy salad with nuts and sesami oil.

 

tenka20170731_07

Here comes the tempura sauce set.  Put some grated Daikon radish and ginger in the soup.  Also the lemon and kombu salt will be good for some pieces.

 

tenka20170731_06

These are very pointy chop sticks.

 

tenka20170731_09

Here comes the first piece.  Chef fries tempura piece by piece and serves you straight over the counter.

 

tenka20170731_44

Japanese Tiger prawn.  Crunchy, juicy and savory.  The king of tempura.

 

tenka20170731_14

Asparagus from Hokkaido.

 

tenka20170731_13

Pike Conger, which is in season in the summer.  One piece had refreshing plum sauce.

 

tenka20170731_45

Uni tempura in seaweed wrap.  It’s rare piece in tempura.

 

tenka20170731_16

We couldn’t hold our amazement.

 

tenka20170731_46

This is my favorite tempura piece, Japanese whiting.

 

tenka20170731_29

Bird’s-nest fern.  Beautiful.

 

tenka20170731_47

Squid and Shiso basil.

 

tenka20170731_24

This is steamed egg pudding with eel.

Just like this, the course includes 7 seafoods and 11 vegetables in the season.

 

tenka20170731_38

The last dish of the course is the rice bowl.  You have a choice from plain steamed rice, tempura rice bowl, and tempura soup rice.  This is the mixed vegetable tempura.

 

tenka20170731_41

I had a tempura rice bowl.  Hot crispy tempura dipped into sweet teri sauce sit right on top of the steamed rice.  So rich and savory flavor.

 

tenka20170731_40

YuYu had a tempura soup rice.  The soup is soy sauce base kombu soup, mixed with roasted Japanese tea.  Wasabi is a refreshing addition to the soup.  Very light taste, compared with tempura rice bowl.

 

tenka20170731_43

The handmade mulberry sorbet had a very good touch.

 

If you haven’t tried Edo-style tempura bar, this is the place to try!

 

 

RESTAURANT INFO

 

Tenka

 

 

You may also like

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: