Tendon Ginza Itsuki

Special TENDON (SGD 13.90)
SPECIAL Tendon (SGD 13.90)

What: A tiny tempura resto in Tanjong Pagar that only has TWO items (Special – aka meat – TENDON or Vegetable TENDON) on the menu and a snaking line out the door.

Pros: It’s reasonable, tasty and the portions are huge (very yummy chawanmushi starter comes with the set).

Cons: Chicken tempura is like weird in theory AND in reality and it’s a big part of the Special Tendon option. Also beware you will smell like someone doused you in frying oil for the rest of the day and night.

Verdict: I would go back for the Vegetable TENDON option on a day that I can reach Tanjong Pagar at 11:30am.

Details:
Tendon Ginza Itsuki
101 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088522
6221 6678

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nana’s green tea

Something hamburg and something hamburg (both came with a side of rice/barley ad grilled veggies) with a matcha latte and matcha ice-cream and dumplings on matcha frappe (this is not an option for the set lunch)
Something hamburg and something hamburg (both came with a side of rice/barley and grilled veggies) with a matcha latte and matcha ice-cream and dumplings on matcha frappe (this is not an option for the set lunch)

What: Japanese/Western plates with a side of green tea/matcha ERRTHANG.

Pros: The drinks are like SO good. And the SGD13.90 set lunches that come with a drink are ALSO valid on weekends which makes this a reasonable, yummy + a tad fancy, food option.

Cons: Drinks on their own are pricey, starting at SGD6.50. Honestly, there are very few cons.

Verdict: Go, go, GO. Unless you don’t like matcha.

Details:
nana’s green tea
#03-80/81/82
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
66844312

Spicy and Sweet Soba Noodles & Sushi Salad

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This is so much tastier than it looks. I promise.

This week’s Recipe Challenge was making two Japanese inspired recipes that fit nicely into my protein/carb/salad dinners. I found both recipes from A Beautiful Mess – a blog which is ANYTHING but – but somehow manages to be even more charming because of its name.

So here we go!

Sweet and Spicy Soba Noodles (Surprisingly complex)
serves 4

1 pkt soba noodles
1 pkt cooked shrimp
1 red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger (1 knob of ginger bashed)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Cook soba noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Slice up the red pepper. Cook with a tablespoon of olive oil just until the peppers start to soften. Then, add the cooked shrimp and noodles to the pan and turn the heat down to low.

In a bowl mix the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and minced garlic.

Pour over the noodles, shrimp, and peppers. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the liquid has reduced some. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

Sushi Salad (Has a real kick to it)
Serves you

Salad
Lettuce (any kind)
1/2 an avocado,
sesame seeds
seaweed sheets (tear with your hands)

Dressing
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 Tbsp chili sauce
Squirt wasabi sauce (can get tubes of it in Fairprice Finest/Cold Storage)
1 Tbsp mayo

In the bottom of the bowl you plan to eat your salad in mix the lemon juice, mayo, chili sauce and wasabi sauce.

Chop and wash the lettuce and put it into the original bowl along with 1 or 2 seaweed sheets.

Top with sesame seeds.

MIX!

Eat.