HOT SPOT — I’ve always wondered why grab-and-go gyoza stalls aren’t a thing in Manila. Gyoza is best eaten in a quick and uncomplicated manner.
These pot stickers are characterized by their crescent shape. The meat and vegetables stuffing should have a distinctive Japanese flavor and a tender-chewy skins. The good ones have really good, crispy bottoms.
They’re usualy ordered on the side, but Osaka Osho changed the game when they re-introduced gyoza as the stars of the show. They don’t call themselves the home of the “World’s Number One Gyoza” for nothing.
Osaka Osho opened a branch in the Philippines last year, and they easily captured the hearts of Filipinos who can’t get enough of Japanese cuisine. Their cheese gyoza (PHP190/6 pcs) was a hit. We heard that the nori gyoza (PHP 190/6 pcs) was pretty good too.
Now their latest venture is promising equally delicious gyoza for people on-the-go. Gyoza Bar is just like Osaka Osho, but it’s made faster and more convenient, ideal for professionals on a lunch break in the Makati area.
They have bento boxes complete with chahan rice and miso soup. Gyoza, of course, is there too. The cheese and nori flavors are also present.
Where to find them? They’re at Glorietta 4’s Food Choices, and they just opened yesterday, Mar 30.
Food Choices, 3rd Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center,Glorietta Complex, Makati