Saturday, November 21, 2015

Comfort food at Tenen

Tenen Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Tenen is a rather small restaurant in a sort of residential area but not too far from Royal Oak Skytrain Station. Eastern European-ish decor. Tight seat spacing. TVs and small bar make this also a sports bar.

Staff still seem very inexperienced, but at least the food is good--Tasty comfort food at a very good price for portion.
Strangely, they ran out of some menu items at around 7.30pm, including cabbage rolls and their breaded crepe appetizer.

Complimentary bread with your main -- each person gets one large, flattish bun cut into two halves. DO NOT EAT. If you do, you may not finish your main, depending on what you order and your appetite at the time. In any case, it is boring bread and there is no butter, spread, dip or anything to go with it.
Save it for getting the last of any tasty sauce or stew from your main, or eat it later during your meal if you don't think you will be full.
Yes, the main can be that filling.

Stuffed Pork Chop ($17.95) boneless pork chop stuffed with prosciutto and cheese finished in gorgonzola mushroom sauce & served with mashed potato and grilled vegetables 
  • Sizable chunk of pork (8 oz? 10 oz?). Pretty tasty, if simple. My pork felt a bit firm, though.
  • Also came with a bit of seasoned rice that was actually really tasty all on its own.
  • At basically $18 this is as filling as $18 dollars should be. Add on even half the allocated portion of bread and you could be in trouble.
 Chicken Roulade ($16.95) chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese, wrapped in bacon.  Served with horseradish mustard sauce, grilled vegetables, and fries 
  • Surprisingly tender chicken white meat.
  • Looks like a long, fat, sausage maybe 8 inches long and a little over an inch thick. That's quite a lot of meat, especially when it also comes with fries. 
  • A bit on the salty side because of all that bacon.
Sour Cherry Cream Pie ($5.25)
  • Dessert of the day. Description from the server sounded and what came to the plate was very different.
  • Looked like filo rolls of sour cherries were laid in a cream cheese or custardy sort of mix. You get a slice of this, so it looks like yellow creamy stuff studded with sour cherries.
  • Served with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate, and cocoa powder.
  • Pretty tasty and okay-to-smallish portion for price. Definitely a very interesting dessert.
Overall, ok to tasty comfort food at a great price if you are looking for a very filling meal. And your plate has a good ratio of meat to cheap filler.

Points lost for not returning my phone call for reservations and not answering website e-mail about reservations.

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