Placed out in a quiet corner of Dairy Farm road, you'll find a japanese gem, Tenryu. You can choose to dine inside the classy, air-conditioned restaurant, or enjoy your meal outside with garden view.
The interior of the main dining area is divided into two sections- one for diners seeking a feast for their eyes as the sushi chef whipped up your maki, and the other for those planning to order other dishes. So if you're planning to order mainly sashimis or sushi, do request for a seat by the sushi bar and enjoy the novelty of watching the sushi chef whip up your food.
We started off our meal with a platter of exquisitely-presented sashimi, adorned with daikon slivers that served as a palate-cleanser. I particularly enjoyed the sweet and succulent tuna belly sashimi!
The ebi tempura featured a humongous prawn and one shitake mushroom. Encased in feather-light and flaky batter, they were fried to a crisp, golden perfection. Unlike those substandard, oil-logged tempura sold in many food courts. The star here was the Ebi tempura which had a lot of bite!
My dining partner and I also sought recommendations from the chef and subsequently ordered Hamachi and Kanpacho sushi as the two types of fish were freshly flown in that day.
The freshness of the fish was highly commendable, and the moist, fluffy rice grains blew me away! The top-quality short-grain rice, flavored with a balanced vinegar to sugar ratio, were definitely the most memorable part of the meal.
Boy I'm really glad that I chose to have a bowl of garlic rice instead of udon or soba... Tenryu's rice is superbly delish! But the best way to enjoy it here would be to have it moulded into an elegantly-shaped sharidama, with the rice grains packed to the perfect firmness, and topped with a thick slice of fresh sashimi.
We ended off the meal with sweet, juicy slices of melon and watermelon.
The service was brisk and very good. The kimono-clad waitresses were attentive but unobstrusive, polite and helpful. A walk around the garden made a great ending to the pleasurable lunch outing.
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Date of Visit: Jan 23, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $30(Lunch)Other Ratings: