Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tempura Fukumachi @ Kyobashi, Tokyo - てんぷら深町 @ 日本東京都中央区京橋

Cuisine: Japanese (Tempura)
Price: JPY7,000 per person without alcohol (what we paid for)
Visited: 9 July 2014
Food: 10/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Value for money: 10/10
Services: 9/10
Scale: [1=poor ---- 5=average/standard ---- 10=outstanding/exceptional]

Deadly Bunny mentioned that the most fantastic meal during her trip to Tokyo in July 2014 was a lunch with delicious tempura at Tempura Fukumachi. It is located pretty close to Kyobashi station (100 meters perhaps). The place is again very small: just a block of commercial building with around 15 seats (cc. 10 seats at L-shaped counter and a few other tables). Make sure you do give an advance reservation to avoid disappointment when visiting this 1-Michelin Starred tempura place.

She happened to be there during lunch time and noticed that a few of local would order a bowl with mixed tempura (Kakiage Tendon) for their quick lunch meal. For course meal, there are 2 choices during lunch time: 7,000 yen and 9,000 yen, and it happened to be the 7,000 yen course for this visit. The 7,000 yen course comprised of 5 kind of vegetable, 3 kind of seafood, and a mini anago rice bowl, miso soup, and dessert to finish.

Tempura Fukumachi @ Kyobashi, Tokyo

てんぷら深町 @ 日本東京都中央区京橋

menu choices

dishware setting

The magic of this unrivaled (if I am not exaggerated) is not just the perfect ingredients and care. There are techniques and experiences putting in as well. Each piece is battered only thinly and then fried lightly in order to preserve as much as possible on the natural flavour. You may also noticed that Tempura Fukumachi uses 2 woks to perform the operation: one with lower temperature dedicated for delicate ingredients like vegetables and one with higher temperature for seafood in which crispiness is seeked.

The beauty of tempura at Tempura Fukumachi is truly the crispiness and not oily. The course started with prawn in which prawn head was served first and separately. The prawn head was so crisp and tasty. It was then followed by sweetcorn and luffa. Sweetcorn was of high quality. It was really sweet as it is called. Then a white fish, which she believes it was kisu, was served. Another two light vegetables of aubergine and lotus root were given in between before squid with excellent taste and batter was brought out. Last but not least, it was asparagus (it was summer time perhaps). The last dish before miso soup and dessert were served was anago rice bowl. This was extremely delicious and really filled up. The tempura sauce also sang tunefully.

In brief, this is a destination to be jotted down into a must visit list for Tokyo. Tempura at Fukumachi is indeed a 10 stars performance.

prawn head

another prawn head



luffa (not 100% sure)

fish (kisu????)


lotus root




anago on rice

miso soup

green tea ice-cream

Tempura Fukumachi @ Kyobashi, Tokyo - てんぷら深町 @ 日本東京都中央区京橋
2-5-2 Kyobashi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Open Hours: For lunch 11:30am - 02:00pm and for dinner 05:00pm - 10:00pm daily except Monday
Tel: +81 3 5250 8777

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogging tips