Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gyoza House

At the recommendation of a fellow milspouse blogger here in Japan, FancyPants, Jason and I took some friends to a restaurant called the Gyoza House last night.  Gyoza are Japanese dumplings that I started making as soon as we found out we were moving to Japan (I posted a photo of them here when I made them last year for the SuperBowl.  I used this recipe).  Since we've been here I haven't found any that are as good as the homemade ones.  So when I saw FancyPants' post about Gyoza House, I knew I had to try it out and I was NOT disappointed!

you can't really tell from this photo, but the place was PACKED and we had to wait quite a while to eat (you can always tell a good restaurant by the line of locals waiting to eat there)

while we were waiting (how's that for some alliteration?), we noticed this sign for "Drinking Bar FLAP CHOP" and we really wanted to stop in and have a drink just out of curiosity, but we were a bit strapped for time though, we will make sure we have time to stop in!

once we got seated, these were the 3 signs hanging on the wall and that menu is the WHOLE menu

 I had the steamed shrimp gyoza

my mouth is seriously watering just looking at these photos....they were out of this world delicious!

 I also had the egg soup which was really yummy!

 the boys each ordered 10 gyoza

 and this is the whole spread, including the best beverage in the world, Coke in a bottle! =)

Everything was incredibly yummy and this is going up there right under the Yakitori place as one of my favorite restaurants in Japan.  I never would have found this place on my own, and I'm extremely grateful to FancyPants for blogging about this!  

If you come to visit us here, this is on the list of places we will take you around town!


Unknown said...

oh my goshhh my tummy is growling. i absolutely love gyoza and all japanese food. i know i've told you this before.. but i'm sooo jealous you live there!