With the opening of the Robinsons building at Orchard Road, a few new dining concepts have also appeared along the Orchard Road area. Gyoza-Ya is one of the latest Japanese food restaurants that opened inside Robinsons Orchard that is under the Akashi group (that owns Akashi, Akashabu, Robatayaki, Goshin Sushi and Grandma’s), which follows the trend of Japanese restaurants that specialises in Gyoza.
Since their specialties are Gyoza, we ordered the Pan-Fried Dumpling with Pork ($4.80++). Typically like guo tie, it has a lightly pan fried layer at the bottom which was chewy. The skin was of just the nice thickness, and there was a bit of broth inside the dumpling for a savoury taste. Filling was also generous as it filled the insides well.
Boiled Dumpling with Pork ($4.80++) here is served without soup. It also comes with a sauce that had a tinge of vinegar, which enhances the flavour of the dumplings. This was a slightly blander version of the pan-fried ones, which were just as delicious as well.
Tori Karage ($4.80++) was crispy and well-fried. The chicken chunks were also tender, but the dish just seemed to lack a Japanese touch.
To compliment the Gyoza, I ordered the Garlic Fried Rice ($5.80++). This was extremely fragrant as it was garlicky and filled with egg and other ingredients. A great item to pair up with Gyoza!
Genmai Cha ($1.00++) comes with two options, hot and cold. It was similar to Matcha but seemed lighter in taste, which was refreshing after a meal with heavy tastes.
For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/gyoza-ya-robinsons-orchard/
Pan-Fried Dumpling with Pork,Boiled Dumpling with Pork,Garlic Fried Rice
Spending per head: Approximately $11(Lunch)Other Ratings: