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Please help me find my beloved gyoza!

h2obemo | Oct 30, 200211:28 PM

Tokyo Gardens used to be located at 333 E. 3rd Street in the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo. Tokyo Gardens closed (now a restaurant by the name of Fujiyoshi is in its place) and took with them the best damn gyoza I've ever had. They weren't your regular crescent-shaped, over-doughy, cheaply-stuffed ones that you can find in most Japanese restaurants. These were thin, somewhat flat, rectangular-shaped (about 2"X3") delectable little pillows filled with the most savory herb and pork mixture I've ever had the pleasure of eating. This dough was thinner and tastier, fried to perfection, and just heavenly when doused with rice vinegar and chili oil. I used to order 2 plates and the waitresses would laugh at me. I didn't think I was overdoing it- there are only 6 per order. The rest of their menu was Japanese luncheonette style and not very impressive- certainly not in comparison to the gyoza.

I was hoping that someone might know if Tokyo Gardens exists in another location, or if their cooks maybe moved on to another restaurant and are now serving up my beloved gyoza somewhere else. Or maybe you know of another restaurant that makes their gyoza in a similar fashion? If so, please let me know. And thanks.

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