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Gyoza Ya

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Gyoza Ya is a Japanese restaurant specializes in Gyoza selections on their food menu. Diners are welcomed to an open concept dining area where the kitchen stadium is placed in the middle of the restaurant and guests are seated around to witness live cooking entertainment.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 67375581
$12 based on 18 submissions
After Work (6 votes), Dinner (6 votes), Lunch (6 votes)
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I would come back only for the gyoza

For the full post visit toseeotfeeltoeat

We had Nasu Miso Gake ($4.80) which was grilled eggplant with sweet miso. Unfortunately, I have no idea how this could pass off as being grilled. How is this grilled?! It was served cold and mushy, without any hint of being grilled, with a scoop of miso and some spring onions on top. Did the kitchen forget that they were supposed to grill this and end up boiling it for me? I have no idea, and I finished this in an extremely confused state. 

I had the Jya Jya Men ($6.50) which was thick noodles with minced pork and special miso. This tasted like the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian. If I were to compare it with the Chinese equivalent, I would say that this bowl of noodles was sorely lacking. But since this was much like a confused mix between the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian with Japanese influence, I do not have anything comparable to compare it with, so I shall leave it as that. We could add white vinegar and chilli oil into the noodles as we wished and the result was a rather ordinary bowl of noodles. 

The boyfriend's Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon ($6.80) which was special pork bone soup with thick noodles. There was nothing special about the soup. It tasted like they poured a copious amount of MSG into a pot of hot water, added some milk, stirred the mixture and served. The soup base was flat. I could not describe it further. Pork bone soup bases are usually very robust and rich, but the soup base here was flat and bland. I applaud my boyfriend for not wasting food. Then again, I applaud myself for not wasting food too. 

And this is the highlight of the meal. Definitely the saving grace. We had the Pan Fried Dumplings with Pork ($4.80 for 5 pieces). The gyozas were crispy on the outside with a juicy pork filling. The pork was very fresh and there was a light broth oozing out of the gyoza when you bit into it. This is good. If you do come to Gyoza Ya, I would suggest you only order the gyozas.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Pan-Fried Dumpling with Pork12 votes
  • Garlic Fried Rice8 votes
  • JYA JYA MEN8 votes
  • Boiled Dumpling with Pork7 votes
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29 Nov 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Cheap stuff, not great stuff, rude service

Cheap stuff, not great stuff
 
 I came after hearing good reviews about this place. my experience was far from good.
 
 i was greeted by a lady at the door, as i was there late after some shopping with the wife it was nearing their last order. she looked annoyed, answered me in a rude manner and reluctantly gave us some seats.
 
 Ordered some gyoza and 2 of their noodles. the noodles were not bad, the texture was over cooked but the broth was rather nice (in a MSG loaded way)
 
 The gyoza was crispy, but not special. the filling was not very generous. but hey what do you expect for the price.
 
 I could feel that they was just urging me to get out of the restaurant, and when i asked for the free egg and water which is supposed to go in my bowl of noodles. she completely ignored us.
 
 I would not revisit this place, very rude service and the food tasted very cheap.
11 Oct 2014 • 162 reviews • 3 followers

I would come back only for the gyoza

For the full post visit toseeotfeeltoeat

We had Nasu Miso Gake ($4.80) which was grilled eggplant with sweet miso. Unfortunately, I have no idea how this could pass off as being grilled. How is this grilled?! It was served cold and mushy, without any hint of being grilled, with a scoop of miso and some spring onions on top. Did the kitchen forget that they were supposed to grill this and end up boiling it for me? I have no idea, and I finished this in an extremely confused state. 

I had the Jya Jya Men ($6.50) which was thick noodles with minced pork and special miso. This tasted like the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian. If I were to compare it with the Chinese equivalent, I would say that this bowl of noodles was sorely lacking. But since this was much like a confused mix between the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian with Japanese influence, I do not have anything comparable to compare it with, so I shall leave it as that. We could add white vinegar and chilli oil into the noodles as we wished and the result was a rather ordinary bowl of noodles. 

The boyfriend's Tokusei Tonkotsu Udon ($6.80) which was special pork bone soup with thick noodles. There was nothing special about the soup. It tasted like they poured a copious amount of MSG into a pot of hot water, added some milk, stirred the mixture and served. The soup base was flat. I could not describe it further. Pork bone soup bases are usually very robust and rich, but the soup base here was flat and bland. I applaud my boyfriend for not wasting food. Then again, I applaud myself for not wasting food too. 

And this is the highlight of the meal. Definitely the saving grace. We had the Pan Fried Dumplings with Pork ($4.80 for 5 pieces). The gyozas were crispy on the outside with a juicy pork filling. The pork was very fresh and there was a light broth oozing out of the gyoza when you bit into it. This is good. If you do come to Gyoza Ya, I would suggest you only order the gyozas.
02 Oct 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Cheap but not tasty

Went to Gyoza ya with must anticipation as i have heard some favourable comments from friends. 

had 2 versions of the fried gyoza and one boiled one.

the boiled one was pretty good, i like the miso glaze

but the stuffing of all the dumplings were weird, it tasted so artifical and just quiet inedible.

the drink of cucumber and lemonade was a pure gimick

the noodles were also a chore to consume as there were multiple steps to it..
24 Sep 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Best gyoza anywhere, no contest!

For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/09/gyoza-ya.html Gyoza Ya has the most amazing gyozas I've ever had in my life. Gargantuan and bursting with juicy goodness, we loved them at first bite and actually went back again in the same week to dabao dinner!

We had:

1) Yaki Gyoza Pork ($4.80): A beautiful caramelised crisp edge, juxtaposed against the chewy sides, enveloped a wonderful textural pork mince laced with cabbage and chives. 

2) Yaki Crab Gyoza ($7.80): a seasonal special, heightened by lashings of red crab meat. This was notably sweeter, but we preferred the pork rendition for its more "neutral" accents. 
 
3) Jya Jya Men ($6.50): must try! Thick flat hand-pulled noodles were topped with a plummy minced meat, pickled cucumber strips and chives. You drizzle as much vinegar and chilli oil you like, and toss the entire thing to even it all out. This was absolutely smashing. It was light, piquant and spicy. 
 
4) Nikujyaga ($4.80) - a side dish of comforting beef stew: rich but mellow, and just incredibly wholesome and hearty  
03 Sep 2014 • 226 reviews • 8 followers

Crab and Red Bean Gyoza Must Try

Full review and pics: http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2014/09/gyoza-ya-singapore-new-crab-gyoza-and.html

Gyoza, usually a side dish at Izakaya or ramen-ya, becomes the leading star at Gyoza-ya. Having opened at the old Heeren since last year, it has introduced new items to meet the ever-changing consumers' tastebuds. One of my favourites picks was the all-new Crab Gyoza $7.80, an interesting and flavourful twist to the traditional meat filling. Made with fresh crab instead of frozen crab meat, each dumpling is wrapped with the exact same amount of filling, churned and measured to perfection by the machine.

The other new dish is the Tonkatsu Udon ($6.80). The creamy broth tasted like Ban Mian Soup--light but no less oily than a Tonkotsu ramen. The "udon" belongs to the flatter Kishimen Udon that is popular in Iwate prefecture. It resembles Ban Mian, but softer in texture.

 If you like unfiltered sake, this is one of the places in Singapore that actually imports this premium brew from Japan.Gyoza-ya also prides itself as being the first to serve this Jya Jya Men($6.50) in Singapore.

I loved the Yaki Azuki Gyoza out of all and felt that it needn't be eaten as desserts towards the end of the meal. Sweet red bean mash encased in thin, crisp shell that reminded me of my all-time love, the Croissant Taiyaki. Never mind if there isn't any butter since they're probably healthier.

Matcha, Sesame and Yuzu Ice Cream ($6 each) imported from Hokkaido are also wonderful sweet endings, though the red beans were undercooked. The biggest draw factor is the price. With the gyozas at an average $4.80 for 5 pieces and other food not exceeding $7, it's possibly one of the best deals for Japanese food in Orchard.