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Farm to Table Menu by Tenya

July 16, 2021

Tenya, one of my favorite Japanese restaurants and Japan’s number one Tempura Tendon chain just launched Farm to Table Menu. The menu called, Tenya Lokal seeks out new ways to partner with local food producers in their restaurants in the Philippines. This is truly a win-win partnership.

Through this initiative, Tenya wishes to provide an immediate solution to the nation’s farmers and fisherfolk, who have experienced a sharp reduction in the sales of their products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are all witnesses how the pandemic has affected businesses, including the agricultural industry in the Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Most of the farmers and fishermen had to stay home. This inability to work severely impacted the earning capacity of this vital segment of the national workforce, and it is this problem that Tenya has sought to resolve with Tenya Lokal

With the launch of Tenya Lokal, the tempura tendon restaurant has provided a ready revenue stream for the nation’s farmers and fisherfolk, eliminating the middlemen and ensuring that only the highest quality produce arrives on diners’ plates.

“Tenya has selected the best of Filipino ingredients, and our Japanese chefs have treated them with care to prepare dishes that we’re sure our diners will love,” said Edmundo Ramos, General Manager of Tenya. “These are world-class dishes, made with produce from our own shores,” he added.

It is exciting to taste and experience Japanese Craftmanship, with Filipino produce.

We got to try some of the #TenyaLokal food that were sent home during the exclusive media event last July 16th. Same flavor from the Tenya we all loved, with fresh local produce.

This is not the first time that Tenya has acted to help communities and industries. Even at the beginning of the global outbreak in 2020, Tenya had sought to be an ally in the fight against it. By collaborating with strategic partners such as the Hands On Manila, Tenya has been able to provide aid and comfort to those who most needed it. Health care workers and other frontliners have been treated to some of Tenya’s delicious Japanese dishes, to sustain them in their fight against the deadly disease.

The restaurant also offered a Buy One—Take One—Share One promotion during its TenYa Day celebration in 2020. For every meal diners paid for, they received another meal to share with a friend or loved one, and sponsored a meal for a medical front liner. Tenya has also sponsored gift packages for beneficiaries of the Make a Wish Foundation, to ensure that every child’s dream comes true.

As Tenya aims to champion Japanese excellent craftsmanship, the brand has also made their menu affordable, perfect for young professionals and anybody craving for quality Japanese food. Their prices start at PHP 145 for their ramens, P165 for their donburi bowls and bento box ranging from P195 to P245.

You can enjoy these delicious Tenya Lokal meals through online order, or delivery app like GrabFood, FoodPanda and Pickaroo. You can also visit Tenya stores at SM Megamall, Market! Market!, SM Southmall, ASEANA City, Festival Mall, Paseo de Magallanes, Tiendesitas, Ayala Malls Circuit, and Timog Avenue.

Let’s support businesses that support local farmers and fisherfolks.

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