411. Gyoza-Ya @ Robinsons Orchard

This place is such a gem along Orchard Road. Gyoza-ya is located at the basement of Robinsons Orchard or better once known as Heeren. The place isn’t very big but we were lucky it was empty when we went on a weekday night. And we were seated at the counter which I very much prefer. If you and your company ran out of things to talk about, you can just watch the chefs at work which I’m sure can be pretty interesting.

A very small, open kitchen where everyone mends their own station. I have to add that food comes out at amazing speed.

Hot green tea which comes in huge cup

Instructions on how to eat Jyajya Men

Jyajya Men

And since it looked like a very popular item among the diners, we have to give it a try. I have to admit I don’t really know how to appreciate this dish. It wasn’t very fantastic in my opinion

So we followed the instructions and cracked an egg

And the waitress came with some hot water.

Honestly, it somewhat tasted like ban mian. Just, you know, strange.

Pan Fried Gyoza (Pork)

Pan Fried Gyoza (Vegetables)

The gyoza were delicious. The skin was thin and chewy and the fillings were succulent. Pork wins hands down though.

Sui Gyoza (Pork)

Sui Gyoza (Prawns)

I was curious to see how the boiled version turns out. I’m glad they are just amazing. Again, I prefer the pork version. Somehow it’s sweeter and had a stronger flavour. The prawns were rather normal. It felt like dim sum.

Deep Fried Beancurd with Minced Meat

The beancurd was very good. So crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. It is probably one of the better tofu dishes I come across.

Garlic Fried Rice

The rice was very fragrant. It didn’t felt like the sticky kind of Japanese rice, but, it was still good. They actually weigh the rice before sending in to the kitchen. However this only lasted a few times. When the restaurant got crowded, they decided to just go with their feeling. The friend and I were amused.

Matcha Icecream

Apparently the icecream was specially imported, and it’s more expensive than my tofu or gyoza. But seriously, you can give the icecream a miss.

It’s a good place for a fast, inexpensive and yummy dinner. Now you know where to go for lunch/dinner if you are in the area 😉

Gyoza-Ya

#B1-02A, Robinsons Orchard

260 Orchard Road S(238855)