Good day everyone. Today I’m going eat some rice and gyoza. Too much noodles these days so got to balance it back. Although Gyoza (or Jiaozi) are invented in China, they are really popular comfort food in Japan and you can see them almost everywhere whether it’s chinese restaurant or ramen joints or izakayas.
So how can Keisuke, a famous ramen joint not sell any gyoza? In fact they open a store specially selling gyoza sets which is the Keisuke Gyoza King.
They sell 3 types of Gyoza, which are filled with their ramen broth —
Tonkotsu King Gyoza (Pork with Tonkotsu broth)
Tori King Gyoza (Chicken with Tori King Ramen broth)
Keisuke Gyoza (Prawn & chicken with Crab ramen broth)
I ordered their Gyoza Kaiseki ($13.90), a set meal that comes with 2 side dishes (of the eight choices), soup & premium Koshihikari rice (one of the most expensive in Japan). And the marinated bean sprout & pickles are served free. Of course, I picked the Keisuke Gyoza as above. The gyozas were juicy and you can clearly taste the prawn and the chicken. Better than the ones I eat at Osaka Ohsho in Singapore (Japan ones is another story then)
The 8 types of side dish as below:
- Chicken Nanban with Tartar sauce
- Deep fried chicken with spicy sauce & mixed sesame
- Stir fried egg with Chinese chives
- Stir fried eggplant (brinjal) with MISO
- Deep fried prawn with mayonnaise sauce
- Deep fried white fish in tempura sauce
- Pork SUKIYAKI with a raw egg
- Spinach with soya sauce & bonito flakes
The side dishes were ok, not fantastic but not bad either. I like that you can choose how much rice you want. You can have a small bowl or extra large bowl of rice at no extra cost. And they have free-flow of raw eggs which you can make TKG (Tamago-kake Gohan) TKG is cracking a raw egg on top of the hot rice and mixing it, one of the many ways Japanese likes to eat their rice (Ask Google sensei if you need a picture of that)
It’s quite a value for money and if you have friends to join you, you can order different sets and side dishes to mix around. It’ll be an enjoyable meal.
I need to go do some window shopping to burn off the calories. See ya!