Gyoza no Ohsho (餃子の王将), The Supreme Commander of Dumplings, is a chain located throughout southern Japan dedicated to serving freshly made dumplings and order-made Chinese food. Osho is a franchise, which made me hesitant about posting it on my blog. Regardless, I wanted to highlight my Ohsho; my key to eating well while still maintaining a budget. Located across from Hanazono Station 花園駅 off of the Sonobe Line 園部線, Gyoza no Ohsho Hanazano 餃子の王将・花園店 is special to me. The staff is friendly, the food is always consistent and fresh, and the location is literally seconds from my Kyoto dormitory. The night staff makes the best food and consists of cook, Tomotsugu Terasawa and waiters, Kousuke Yoshimine and Yonhimi Okazaki. They know me by name and even have invited me to make gyoza with them; an offer I will surely take them up on!
Favorites at Ohsho include their gyoza (餃子), Pork Kimchi (豚キムチ), Shrimp Tempura (海老天), and Wok Charred Pork with Eggs (肉と玉子). While Ohsho is not the essential meal one must experience in Japan, it offers affordable eats, day or night, in a 'colorful' atmosphere, with kind people - and to me, that is what makes it worthy of a Foodie Confession...
Gyoza no Ohsho
Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi, Ukyo-ku, Hana
zono Imachi 32-8
Open continuously from Monday at 10:00 am until Sunday at 10:00 pm
Visit Gyoza no Ohsho's website at http://www.ohsho.co.jp/
*A version of this review was published on worldlyeats.blogspot.com on June 7, 2009