Friday, May 23, 2014

Gyoza-ya, Robinsons Orchard





This is the newest shop (#B1-02 Robinsons Orchard, 260 Orchard Road, tel : +65 6737 5581) set up by the home grown Akashi Group. Of course they do gyoza. And what kind of gyoza? Apparently ones with ingredients imported from Japan, machine filled and crimped upon order so everything is freshly made.

The gyozas were actually pretty good to the point that I have nothing against revisits. In fact, I mean to return just for the gyoza. The exterior of the dumpling was crisp, innards were tender and juicy and it was all sufficiently flavoured. We tried the yaki ebi, yaki buta and even a sui buta ones. What was was mediocre was the fried rice. These are nowhere close to what I feel to be some of the good ones that can be had in town. And comparing prices to ingredient quality and quantity, these here cost as much. Enjoyed that bean sprout dish with minced meat though and the tori nankotsu which was salty and crunchy.

With prices at Akashi going visibly northwards, I guess Gyoza-ya looks to be bucking some of that trend. Some. Let's hope it lasts at least for those gyozas. To footnote, I actually found the entire experience at the Gyoza King much more satisfying and less costly. 

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