Monday, June 17, 2019

おとど餃子食堂 (Otodo Gyoza Shokudo in Yawata, Tokyo)

餃子楼 おとど餃子食堂 本八幡店

The ramen here was great, but you probably won't come here for noodles.

As the name suggests, Otodo Gyoza Shokudo is all about the gyoza. Check out the video!

The quick story is that Otodo in Kasai added gyoza to their ramen menu, then won a TON of awards around Japan for their juicy dumplings. The trick was added pork back fat. When the gyoza fry up, they fat melts and turns into meat juice. Genius.

Here at their recently opened gyoza-only spot, you can get that one plus half a dozen others. Everything is super kodawari, meaning the attention to detail is deep.

By the way, the first time I had these dumplings was back in 2016 when I was filming a TV show with AKB48. What a nostalgic memory. That post is here.

Official site here.