Tenya launches farm to table Japanese menu to help local fishermen and farmers

Tenya is probably the most successful tendon restaurant chain in Japan. Tenya aims to provide our customers with high quality tendon and tempura at an affordable price while giving the best customer service / experience.

The founder, Mr. Yoshio Iwashita, started this business last 1989 when he opened its first outlet in the Yaesu underground mall at Tokyo station. Fast forward to 2021, it is now operating in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines.

A big package from Tenya!

One of the key initiatives of Tenya this year is to connect with local and home-grown food producers in their restaurants in the Philippines. This launched their farm-to-table initiative, called Tenya Lokal. While providing quality and freshest food items to its customers, Tenya also help increase the sales of the fishermen and farmers during this COVID-19 pandemic. There was a huge reduction of the sales of the fishermen and farmers due to logistics issues and sharp competition with canned / preserve goods. Hence, this initiative will not only increase the earning capacity of these workforce but also eliminate the middlemen between the restaurant and the local farmers and fishermen.

As per Chukri Prieto, Tenya’s Managing Director, it’s their way of giving back to the communities of farmers and fisherfolk who have been our partners since we started out their operations in the Philippines.

I was lucky enough to taste some of the delightful dishes from the Tenya Lokal menu, during a virtual luncheon held on July 16, 2021. Here’s my take on each dish:

Ebi Ten Donburi

Ebi Ten Donburi features fried prawn and vegetables layered on top of the freshly cooked Japanese rice. It was a bit softer than the usual tempura but still a little bit crispy. I’ll give this one a HIT.

Sukiyaki Bento Box

Sukiyaki Bento Box is my favorite item from the Tenya Lokal menu. It features fresh sukiyaki cuts, freshly cooked Japanese rice, maki and chocolate pastry dessert. It’s packed with flavors and the right enough of spice. I’ll give this one an ACE.

Chicken Karaage Donburi

Chicken Karaage Donburi highlights the freshly cooked Japanese rice topped with crispy yet juicy chicken karaage. It’s best served with a dip or sauce on the side. This one is a HIT for me.

To know more about the brand, follow and check their official social media platforms:
Facebook: Tenya Philippines
Instagram: tenyaph
Website: https://tenya.com.ph/

You can also visit their branches at SM Megamall, Market! Market!, SM Southmall, ASEANA City, Festival Mall, Paseo de Magallanes, Tiendesitas, Ayala Malls Circuit, Timog Ave. Tenya is also available at Grabfood, Foodpanda and Pickaroo. For convenience, you can also order through their FB messenger and official website.

23 thoughts on “Tenya launches farm to table Japanese menu to help local fishermen and farmers”

  1. What a great initiative! Kudos to the whole Tenya Philippines team for doing this. One of my favorite restaurants ever.

    1. What a great initiative from Tenya.. Aside fron their delightful-looking meals, what really makes it great is their meaningful agenda to help our farmers. I hope many other restaurants and companies will apply the same approach

  2. I love farm to table food! This is such a great initiative to help the local farmers and fishermen.

  3. That is so awesome! I love how good the food looks, and I love that they’re working with local farmers and fishermen.

  4. I love everything about this! The food looks delicious, and I love the idea of knowing that when I eat it, I’m helping to support farmers and fishermen in local communities.

  5. This is an awesome initiative! I love how it helps farmers and fisherman, and brings fresh locally-sourced food to restaurants. That bento box looks delicious, too!

  6. This is good to know because this will be beneficial to a lot of local producers. We love Japanese food at home so we buy it when we can.

  7. We seldom observe businesses supporting local farmers. It is worthwhile to see Tenya helping farmers by buying their products. And of course, their menu prices are a bit lower, since no middleman is involve as compared when they source out their supplies from commercial establishments.

  8. I support the farm-to-table concept and I wouldn’t mind premium price for good quality. Hope many restaurants consider helping many local farmers and together they grow.

  9. I love how Tenya is supporting the local farmers and fishermen. We need more companies like this in the world.

  10. I love initiatives like this. We really need to start being more mindful of our surroundings — including our food! Eating local as much as possible is important as well!

  11. The food really seems so delicious! I would love to taste all of this too! Thank you so much for sharing this out. Gotta check it out so I can personally experience it.

  12. I love farm to table restaurants – their food is generally so fresh! Everything looks good in the photos you have shared.

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