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Special Tendon - Ginza Tendon ItsukiSpecial Tendon from Ginza Tendon Itsuki – onsen egg, shrimp, chicken and mixed vegetable tempura (shiitake mushroom, pumpkin, corn and long beans) on rice drizzled with a sweet and savoury sauce. The onsen egg provided surprise and amusement and the various tempura elements were lightly battered and suitably pleasurable — if you ignore the bitchy gossip circulating audibly about how the chicken is not as thin and likable as the fish ex-wife and that the tendon certainly traded down — but in manner of a dog marking its territory, the restaurant will set loose a most greasy, choking, sesame oil-esque fragrance which will envelop every inch of your body within five minutes of you being seated, and this will unforgivably mar the experience – not even a trip to the nearby 100AM Fitness First for some judicious and out-of-control spraying of Adidas sports deodorant from armpit to toe will take away the possessive grip of said insistent smell. 3.5/5

Ginza Tendon Itsuki
101 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088522


Shawn began documenting his food experiences since he started reading Law at the National University of Singapore. Initially he turned to food for solace from the rigours of university life, and food eventually became his safe haven away from the horrors of legal practice. However, it dawned on him one day that he has become sufficiently enlightened about the magic of discovering new and good food, and that it was time to share his findings with others. Instead of aligning himself with the vast sea of vanilla foodie influencer-style of writing, which would admittedly open more doors in terms of free meals and public relations love, Shawn decided to approach food writing by way of satirical humour, turning the don't-ya-wanna-eat-what-I'm-eating-cuz-I'm-a-public-figure self-importance/self-indulgent gravitas of Instagram foodie-ism in Singapore on its head and conveying his thoughts about food in a manner which is decidedly obscure at times and on others, frankly nonsensical. The rigours of legal practice and desire for a form of indulgent escape led to Shawn's second passion - experiencing and writing about new and luxury hotel properties. Secret Life of Fatbacks is an extension of Shawn's Instagram account (@Larvitar). For intellectual property reasons, he is unable to name the website anything related to the titular Pokémon character. Feel free to ask him in person what "Fatbacks" refers to. Shawn is not a professional critic, blogger or photographer. He is simply a guy who loves food and luxury hotels very much and (likes to think that he has) a quirky sense of humor. Shawn is presently a full-time lawyer, and when he is not premature ageing due to stress and vicious deadlines, he is somewhere spending an exorbitant amount of money trying out new dining places and hotels.

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