Where did I eat?
Gyoza Bar at 622 W Pender Street in Vancouver.
What do they specialize in?
Gyoza and ramen.
What was the vibe?
Upscale, modern, bustling.
What did I order?
Fraser Valley Pork Teppan Gyoza ($8)
- The gyoza had a perfectly crispy sear on the bottom so they had a nice crunchy texture to them
- The pork filling was juicy and flavourful, but to be honest it didn’t taste much different from most other gyoza fillings
- The gyoza come with two dipping sauces; spicy garlic soy and umami soy sauce. Both of these sauces were good and offered something interesting than your standard gyoza sauce
Free Range Chicken Awase Miso Ramen ($13.50)
- This picture is deceiving because the bowl is actually very deep and is much larger than it looks.
- The broth was very flavourful and had a distinct and almost smokey miso taste.
- The egg was cooked perfectly with a nice runny yolk and lots of umami flavour.
- The chicken char siu was tender and moist despite sitting in the hot broth.
- The noodles were chewy and bouncy, just like they should be.
The ramen and gyoza from Gyoza Bar were both tasty and well made. The food is more expensive than many other ramen places, but you are paying for the upscale environment. I’m glad I tried it, but it probably won’t be my go-to place to get my ramen fix because I’m cheap.