Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant was a surprise visit for us today. Off to Marina Square, we trotted for a kids Birthday party at Kiztopia. The original plan for wifey was to go to Carl’s Jr but we could not find it. We went down one escalator and subsequently got lost, but on the wall was a sign with some rather special looking Japanese Wagyu being grilled on a BBQ. I changed the families mind. No more fast-food burgers. We’re having Wagyu. Yeah, Baby!
On their website they state; “Welcome to TENKAICHI – the TOP award-winning Japanese BBQ Restaurant in Singapore that specialises in Wagyu Beef BBQ, one of the best Japanese restaurant Singapore. With a combined experience of near 50 years, our Chefs spent years in Japan honing their skills and fine-tuning their craft. Our chefs developed a keen eye for the freshest produce and mastering the Japanese remarkable cutting skills.”
Yeap I am liking that a lot. They also have a price promise, which is pretty damned hard to validate from 1st read but hey whatever. What I will call out is that for the quality of Japanese Wagyu we ate today, the price was bloody good and the quality was just off-the-charts-bananas good. We’ll be back to Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant absolutely every time we need a Japanese Wagyu fix. We were munching today on Japanese Tokujo Karubi Grade A5 Wagyu Beef Chuck Short Rib@ $39.90 for 100g. For you Wagyu aficionados out there, you will know that is amazing value for such quality meat.
We visited them here @ 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-129 Marina Square Shopping Mall, 039594. It looks like they have a couple of branches though. They have a buffet options with all-you-can-drink Asahi, nice. But we went Al-la-carte to get access to those Japanese Wagyu offerings. Bring it on folks. Here we go.
I mean come on they even have my tattoo. How could one not venture to here for lunch when they have pages in the menu like this?
I forgot to tell you. It’s DIY grilling folks. I literally am in heaven, as is my Jude. He’s on the tools already.
We were all a little thrown by this. Do we take it off? What’s the purpose of it? Well, this is a sheet of baking paper that stops the Wagyu fat spitting when you get this puppy hot and get meat on it. Genius!
Up 1st is this thing of absolute beauty. This is Wagyu Tokujo Rosu. Yes, we had 100g of it. Looking good so far. I even love the plating.
On it goes. I simply seasoned with salt and cracked black pepper as it grilled. You can already see the fat and marbling starting to melt and puff up. Stunning. Reminds me of days with our BFF Chef Greg and Khun Mookata.
Nearly done now. Be patient wifey & kids. Here it comes. Another little sprinkle from on high with cracked black pepper and salt and in the gob. WOW!!! Just WOW!!! That’s what I am talking about right there. That is foodporn on a plate. It is surely living up to the best of the best.
Next plate up is No.11 on the menu, AKA Yakiniku Assorted. Fuck yes! Let’s be having you my beauties. 6 kinds of Hokkaido assorted Wagyu with some US MD9+ (snuck in the back-door there). Jo Tan (Nah, not for us, despite trying. We left this sadly. It’s beef tongue basically. I hate eating stuff that has been in someone else’s mouth). Wagyu Jo Karubi, Wagyu jo Rosu, Wagyu Harami, Jo Karubi and Jo Rosu. I am officially in foodie HEAVEN!!!
My Wagyu buddies today. What a crew. My like-minded fine diners and meat aficionados. Sadly Ollie misses out on this one today as he is at work. OUCH! Next time Ollie.
I gave Amy the ownership of the tools to see how she would do. Not bad at all with the occasional reminder to season, turn over and repeat. But, she did well and cooked some delicious, perfectly medium steak. Hmmm, next ChillaxBBQ perhaps…
My inner Chef came out of me. The Edamame was cold and not really seasoned enough to my liking. So, after a few slices of meat had been cooked I charred the Edamame up in the beef fat on the grill with a little salt & cracked pepper. I tell you what, best Edamame I have ever had. We were all sucking on them like savoury sweets. Absolutely stunning. I have just copyrighted this idea for wifey and my restaurant haha!
Talk about saving the best til last. We had finished but I had an inner craving for just a little more. We poured over the menu again and I spotted the following; Wagyu Tokujo Karubi – Prime Wagyu Beef Chuck Short Rib. I had to have it and I am so happy I ordered it for us. This is some of the very best Wagyu I have eaten. Again some simple seasoning with salt and cracked black pepper. About 30 or so seconds per side and we were tucking into Beef Heaven. As wifey said; “It’s like beef butter. It just melts in your mouth!” This is WOW food, And t $39.90 it’s double WOW. A bloody amazing cut of meat – well done Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant.
And that was that. We walked out so happy with our choice, and with the lunch itself. This is on my re-visit list without any shadow of a doubt. Incredible food. Loved the cooking it ourself too. A truly wonderful dining experience. I think I will be bringing my Mum’s here when they visit.
And that folks was our surprise foodie experience today for lunch. Thank you to Olivia for having her party, that made us take a trip to Marina Square today. Thank you Carl’s Jr for being impossible to find. Thank you to Amy for getting us lost. And thank you to Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant for such an incredible lunch. That was more than on par with other top-end Japanese Wagyu joints we have eaten at on The Red Dot but at such exceptional value. A cracking lunch. Go see them, folks, next time you are craving the best steak on the planet – ENJOY!!!