Beer Loves Gyoza (BLG) in Shinjyuku

A bite-sized gyoza is famous in Osaka, but there is one restaurant in Shinjuku as well.

“Beer Loves Gyoza (BLG)” in west Shinjuku is a Osaka style Gyoza restaurant in the pub style, which provides the bite-size gyoza, arranged to match better with beer.


You can enjoy the six different kinds of beer on draft and 10 different kinds of bite-sized gyoza.


– Beer on draft(by glass):290 Yen

I recommend to have by glass to keep your beer always cold.

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The Best 3 Gyoza Restaurants in Tachikawa, One of The Most Competitive Gyoza Battleground in Tokyo

Tachikawa is a new remarkable spot in Tokyo. As a matter of fact, Tachikawa is one of the leading towns which are famous for gyoza. Around Tachikawa Station, there are several dozen of gyoza restaurants, such as a very old restaurant established in 1929, and a restaurant serving very unique gyoza.

Let me introduce special impressive 3 restaurants of gyoza from many in Tachikawa, today.

A Gyoza restaurant established in 1929, “Yotsukado Hanten”.

Yotsukado Hanten which was established in 1929 is one of the oldest Chinise restaurants in Tachikawa. The gyoza of Yotsukado Hanten consists of well balanced filling made from pork meet and vegetables wrapped politely with slightly thick skin.


The gyoza of Yotsukado Hanten tastes nostalgic Showa style taste. You can enjoy crispy taste in Yaki-gyoza(pan-fried gyoza), and soft feeling in Sui-gyoza(boiled gyoza) individually.


Yotsukado Hanten provides 50% discounts on yaki-gyoza on 5th, 15th and 25th every month, and 50% discounts on sui-gyoza every Wednesday.


Yotsukado Hanten(四つ角飯店)


1-16-5 Akebonocho, Tachikawa, Tokyo (Google map)

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The Best 4 GYOZA Restaurants in Yokohama Chinatown


In Yokohama, there is the largest Chinatown in Japan. You may have hard to time to decide which restaurant to enter in Yokohama Chinatown even if you want to eat good gyozas and dumplings. It is because there are more than 200 restaurants which serve Chinese food in this Chinatown, and most of those restaurants serve gyozas and dumplings.


For people who “want to eat a delicious gyoza in Yokohama Chinatown”, I will introduce you the best 4 restaurants that serve special gyoza from the following types of gyoza: yaki-gyoza (potsticker), sui-gyoza(boiled dumpling), mushi-gyoza(steamed dumpling, dim-sum)

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“Katatata”: The first halal gyoza restaurant in Japan


So far, there are few Muslim people living in Japan, so there are few restaurant which got halal certification.

I would like to introduce a gyoza restaurant which got a halal certification.  That is “Katatata”, which is in the back side of Roppongi Hills.



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Tokyo Gyoza Guide original gyoza recipe (2/2)


Below are the necessary tools and ingredients in frying the gyozas.

– frying pan
– lid to the pan
– frying oil (vegetable oil)
– sesame seed oil
– hot water
– round plate

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Tokyo Gyoza Guide original gyoza recipe (1/2)


I would like to introduce the original gyoza recipe of Toyo Gyoza Guide presented in the TV program “Matsuko’s Unknown World” the other day.

Japanese style dumplings, gyozas are easy to cook so please try yourself.

The recipe will be divided into 2 sections.

– How to make the filling and wrap the filling
– How to cook gyozas


First, these are the ingredients:

Ingredients for 70 pieces
Skin of gyoza: 70 pieces
– Ground pork: 500g
– Chinese cabbage: 300g
Chinese chives: 100g
– Green onion: 50g
Grated juice of ginger: 1Tablespoon
Chinese soup mix: 1 Tablespoon
– Sesame oil: 1 Tablespoo
– Soy sauce: 2 Tablespoon
– Chinese sake: 1 Tablespoon
– Sugar: Teaspoon

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Enjoy Utsunomiya gyoza in a flower shop in Tokyo.


The most famous Gyoza City is Utsunomiya, where is a little far 100 km from Tokyo.

However, there is such famous Utsunomiya Gyoza Shop in Tokyo, so you can eat it there. And it is not a normal gyoza restaurant.

The shop which name of Florist KT is in the shopping street near the Hongo san-chome station of the Marunouchi Line for about three minutes on foot.

To all appearances, it is a normal flower shop, but this is the gyoza restaurant you can eat Utsunomiya Gyoza in Tokyo.

Looking around, you can find a sign for lunch menu.


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Soy sauce prohibited! Gyozas of “Min-min” at Akasaka should be eaten with vinegar and pepper.

There are many Gyoza restaurant named ‘Minmin’ across the nation in Japan. The origin is legend of ‘Minmin Yo-Ro-Kan’ that was built in Shibuya Koibumi Yokochou in 1952. Now that restaurant was closed, but ‘Minmin’ that we introduce today is said to be direct line of that restaurant.

The restaurant is located a bit more than 10 min by walk from Akasaka, Nogizaka, and Aoyama-ichoume station.


When you enter this restaurant and sit down, let’s order Yaki Gyoza, pan-fried Gyoza, immediately.

You need to pay attention after ordering.

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5 old establish Gyoza restaulants founded more than 60 yars ago in Tokyo


Now, that it is not too much saying that Gyoza (pan-fried dumpling or pot sticker) is the one of national food.

Gyoza is said to have spread throughout Japan by those repatriates from China after the war. In a word, Japanese gyoza has nearly 70 years of its history.

5 of such speciality resraurants of long standing over 60 years are picked up for you. They indeed are the pulling forces of the Japanese gyoza history.

Enjoy eating gyoza as good old days of Japanese scenes back in the 1950s may be conjured up in your mind.

Enjoy Gyoza!

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Enjoy Jumbo Gyoza at Tokyo!

It seems as many people have the image of gyoza as a “bite-size appetizer”.

Typical japanese Gyoza’s length is 7-8 cm, so it’s exactly the size for a one-bite snack. Some people may feel that eating these gyoza as an entree is not quite enough.

So today, I would like to introduce the top 3 popular jumbo gyoza restaurants in Tokyo, for people like you, who want to bite into much bigger gyoza.

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