The city, Hamamatsu, I was born is one of the cities which consumes a lot of gyoza. In Japan, there are many dishes which are different depending on region. Ramen is one of good examples. If you say Tokyo ramen, it is shoyu-based and soup is clear. If you say Hakata ramen, it is white soup and rich, and comes with different toppings.
Gyoza is considered as one of them. I don’t know much about what is different in terms of ingredients, so I will focus on serving part today. Here’s how my city serves.
Usually, people imagine gyoza in one row, so it will fit in the rectangular plate. That’s what you usually see in Vancouver. Like this one:
(Please note my city serves in this way, too. But I would like to introduce my city’s regional difference.)
If you ever have a chance to go to Hamamatsu City, here are some well known gyoza places.
- Ishimatsu 石松
- Fukumitsu 福みつ
- Kibori 喜慕里
- Mutsugiku むつ菊
I also like Biwa no Ki ビワの木. This one is relatively newer than others.