How can you make tempura even better? Serve the lightly battered, deep-fried morsels on a bed of steaming hot Japanese rice and drizzle it with an umami-rich sauce, of course. This comforting meal is said to date all the way back to Japan’s Edo period, when it was a dish consumed and beloved by commoners.
Today, tendon has made its way beyond the confines of Japan and around the world, including to the sunny shores of Singapore. We’ve rounded up some stellar restaurants where you can opt to enjoy it in its traditional form, pair it with a side of chewy udon or soba noodles or go for a spicy glaze to kick things up a notch.