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Umi means โ€˜oceanโ€™ in Japanese, hence the seasonal Umi Tendon ($23++) is literally the essence of the ocean! Enjoy the bounties of the sea, from deliciously creamy uni sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, Harima oysters, king crab stick, snow crab, ikura fish roe, dory fish and ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), and prawn!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

This has been out for a while now, but I still canโ€™t get over how DARN AWESOME Tendon Kohakuโ€™s Umi Tendon ($23++) is! Umi means โ€˜oceanโ€™ in Japanese, which is exactly what this tendon is about. It has all the bounties of the sea, from deliciously creamy uni sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, Harima oysters, king crab stick, snow crab, ikura fish roe, dory fish and ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), and prawn!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

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The pickles at Tendon Kohaku arenโ€™t just any ordinary pickle. They are flavoured with yuzu, which adds a nice citrusy zing. Theyโ€™re a great condiment to cleanse your palate and complement the tendon bowl (I got the seasonal Umi Tendon for $23++).

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my full review on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

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To be honest, the seasonal Umi Tendon ($23++) is so chock full of seafood that I canโ€™t even tell which one is which. Thereโ€™s Harima oysters, Hokkaido scallops, ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), ikura (salmon roe), king crab stick, dory fish and so much more. This one pictured here is snow crab (I think)! The flesh is truly snow white, and soft and tender, with a subtle sweet flavour of the sea. Highly recommended! The Umi Tendon is a limited edition special, so get it before itโ€™s too late!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my full review on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

Tendon Kohaku is my GO TO place for consistently delicious tendon. Hereโ€™s a cool tip for you! Next time you go, download their app and sign up as a member and youโ€™ll get a free cup of iced green tea (free flow, mind you!), worth $2. Itโ€™s a matcha made in heaven, cool and refreshing to complement the fried delicious goodness of the tendon (Regular $15++, seasonal Umi Tendon $23++).

Check out my full review on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

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The Umi Tendon ($23++) includes oysters from Harima, which is a prefecture in Japan renown for its oysters, which grow to a large size and are full of nutrition from the Ibo River and Chikusa River. Known as the milk of the sea, this oyster truly lives up to its name, being plump and juicy! It literally bursts in your mouth with the sweet flavour of the sea!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my full review on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

Itโ€™s definitely worth to rice and shine and go early to queue and eat at Tendon Kohaku! Not only are the ingredients amazing, the RICE itself is fantastic. My favourite is their special 16 multigrain rice, which has different varieties of rice sourced from all over Japan, including Nanatsuboshi white rice from Hokkaido, amaranthus and red sorghum from Akita, green skin brown rice from Saga, glutinous barley from Ehime and polished barley from Fukuoka. Paired with the spicy sauce, I could simply eat the rice on its own.

Check out my full review on YouTube now: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

This has been out for a while now, but I still canโ€™t get over how DARN AWESOME Tendon Kohakuโ€™s Umi Tendon ($23++) is! Umi means โ€˜oceanโ€™ in Japanese, which is exactly what this tendon is about. It has all the bounties of the sea, from deliciously creamy uni sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, Harima oysters, king crab stick, snow crab, ikura fish roe, dory fish and ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), and prawn!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

Take a bite and your tastebuds will be flooded with the delicious essence of the sea with this Hokkaido scallop. The glistening pure white flesh is soft, sweet and succulent. If youโ€™re a seafood lover, you should definitely try Tendon Kohakuโ€™s Umi Tendon ($23++). It has all the bounties of the seaโ€”deliciously creamy uni sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, Harima oysters, king crab stick, snow crab, ikura fish roe, dory fish and ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), and prawn!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

Your standard tempura ebi prawn, although better executed at Tendon Kohaku than other Japanese restaurants and food court stalls. The prawn is coated with a thin tempura batter and fried till crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I got this in the seasonal Umi Tendon ($23++), but youโ€™ll find the tempura ebi in the regular Tendon ($15++) too!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

The star of the show in the seasonal Umi Tendon ($23++) is the uni of course! Fun fact: did you know that uni is the sea urchinโ€™s gonads (aka sex organs)? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Still, itโ€™s delicious and creamy. My only gripe is that for a $23++ bowl, the portion of uni is pretty small and stingy ๐Ÿ˜… All you get is a tiny sliver of uni (and it didnโ€™t taste as fresh and sweet as what you get at better Japanese restaurants). Still, considering the entire bowl of delicious seafood including delicious Hokkaido scallop, Harima oyster, king crab, snow crab, ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), ikura, dory fish, prawn and more, I have no complaints.

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„

This has been out for a while now, but I still canโ€™t get over how DARN AWESOME Tendon Kohakuโ€™s Umi Tendon ($23++) is! Umi means โ€˜oceanโ€™ in Japanese, which is exactly what this tendon is about. It has all the bounties of the sea, from deliciously creamy uni sea urchin, Hokkaido scallop, Harima oysters, king crab stick, snow crab, ikura fish roe, dory fish and ama-ebi (sweet shrimp), and prawn!

Affordability Points: 2.5/3
Taste Points: 3/3
Overall PlayFood Verdict: 3/3

Check out my YouTube video: https://youtu.be/F1B7U19CBeM! ๐Ÿ˜„