Thursday, November 26

Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu, Asakusa Tokyo

After spending time at arguably the most touristy part of our trip (so many selfie sticks at Senso-ji Temple!), we walked around the Asakusa area and found the neighbourhood to be absolutely charming. Of course, we also took the opportunity to suss out interesting options for lunch. I am not sure why Asakusa is a hot bed for restaurants specialising in tempura but it is great idea since I love my fried food.

Serendipitously, we came across a traditional-looking tempura restaurant that looked positively inviting. However, bearing in mind that we have had tempura at supposedly one of the most famous tempura restaurants around the same area, I kept my expectations in check.

I order the Ebi Don above that came with 7 honking prawns and some vegetables, while KW had the Ha Don, which came with anago, prawns and vegetables. They were sensational! Both bowls were heaving with such deep-fried goodness!

Though the tempura was doused with a special sauce that took away the crisp factor, the tempura didn't feel too soggy or greasy. A must try if you visit Asakusa! 

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