Juicy Gyoza Dandadan Osu Kannon Branch: Gyoza and Beer are MUST!
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Located in a two-minute walk from the Nagoya Municipal Subway Osu Kannon Station is Juicy Gyoza Dandadan, which boasts gyoza dumplings overflowing with juices. The sign on the front of the restaurant says "Gyoza and beer are a culture." The retro appearance of the restaurant not only tickle the hearts of those who love to drink, but also make many people come back again and again because of the delicious gyoza.
Today, we will introduce the charm of the Juicy Gyoza Dandadan Osu Kannon branch and plenty of information about their recommended menu!
Juicy Gyoza Dandadan is not Only About the Food,
The Atmosphere of the Restaurant is also a Charm!
"Juicy Gyoza Dandadan" is widely spread throughout Japan, especially in the Kanto region. There are three stores in Nagoya City, located in Osu Kannon, Iwatsuka, and Chikusa, but the wall paintings and atmosphere inside the stores vary greatly from store to store!
The Osu Kannon store, which opened in December 2018, features a Niou statue of Osu Kannon inside the store with the idea that it will be a longtime favorite in the Osu area.
The walls of the store are covered with letters and drawings, all of which were done by the store's staff. Whenever Dandadan opens a new store, the staff always performs the "Nyuukon work". It is literally "putting one's soul into the store" by drawing letters and pictures on the store walls with one's own hands. This is an important event for all stores to put their hearts and souls into their stores so that they will become attached to the store.
At the back of the store, there is a powerful dragon and the Dandadan logo. The wall paintings are in all stores, so it is recommended to enjoy the differences in each store.
The sentence "We love gyoza as we love Osu, that's our spirit" conveys their passion.
The charm of Osu Kannon Branch is that the restaurant is full of energy! Many customers come in groups of two or more, and it is especially recommended for those who want to have fun in a lively atmosphere.
Mr. Nishikawa, the store manager of the Osu Kannon Branch, says "I hope you will come and enjoy the atmosphere as if you were in an amusement park".
Dandadan's Main Character!
Commitment to the Juicy Gyoza
As the name of the restaurant suggests, the famous dish "Juicy Gyoza" is a very satisfying dish, as each one is filled with a generous amount of meat. The meat juices are so plentiful that they leap out of the dumplings when you take a bite, and this is because every step of the process, from making the skin and filling to baking, is done with the utmost care and attention.
The skin is made of 7% whole wheat flour, which preserves the flavorful aroma and maximum nutritional value of the bean paste, and has an exquisite thickness that locks in the flavor of the bean paste, but is not too heavy.
The meat filling is made by coarsely grinding pork thighs and other meat to bring out the texture, while cabbage and vegetable chives are chopped finely to bring out the flavor of the meat.
In Dandadan, gyozas are not "wrapped" but "held" and filled with meat fillings while stretching the skin.
Then, carefully place them on the griddle. Place them on the griddle quickly and neatly, leaving a space of about 5 mm between the skins so that the skins do not stick to each other. After steaming, grill them until they are golden brown and ready to serve.
When you break the gyoza, the meat juice will overflow. You can eat it without adding anything, so please try it as it is first. The scent of garlic is not strong, making it easy to eat.
Be careful, as the juices can run out of the meat when you take a bite! The best way to enjoy it is to eat it while it's still hot and drink beer with it.
in Juicy Gyoza Dandadan!
There are many other exquisite dishes to be savored besides gyoza. Here are some of the best dishes among them.
Assorted Horse-meat Sashimi
This is assorted fresh domestic horse sashimi. From left to right: Futaego(boned rib), Akami(red meat), Tategami(mane), and Barahimo(rib). You can enjoy both Futaego and Tategami, which are rare sashimi parts. In addition to Kyushu's sweet soy sauce, you can also enjoy ginger, garlic, rock salt, etc. to your liking.
Plenty of coriander topped with thick sesame dressing and crushed nuts. This dish is a must for those who love coriander. Once you try it, you will be addicted to its deliciousness. It is popular because it has little peculiar taste of coriander, making it easy to eat even for those who do not like coriander. Some people even ask for a second helping.
Chicken Wing Gyoza
The chicken wing gyozas are easy to eat and hearty, made by hollowing out the bones of the wing tip, stuffing the inside with dumpling filling, and deep frying it! Add sansho (Japanese pepper) salt to taste to enhance the flavor.
Mapo-Doufu is made from a whole tofu. The special spices and homemade raayu (Chinese chili oil) give this dish an aromatic flavor that can be enjoyed! The rich flavor makes it a good choice for those who do not like spicy food. It also goes great with beer.
Gyoza Ice Cream
Crunchy, salty gyoza skin crackers are topped with vanilla ice cream. The contrast between the sweet and salty flavors of the ice cream is outstanding. The vanilla ice cream is covered not with maple syrup but with sesame oil. It adds just the right accent of flavor and aroma.
Enjoy the Juices from the Hot Gyozas
If you like gyoza, you must visit "Juicy Gyoza Dandadan" at least once. Try the juicy grilled gyozas filled with the flavor of meat!
Also, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the restaurant and its wall paintings while savoring the delicious gyoza.