It’s about time that a shop specialising in gyoza opens in Singapore, since fried dumplings are always playing second fiddle to their ramen counterparts. Osaka Ohsho is said to be “The King of Gyoza in Osaka”, a franchise with more than 300 outlets in in Asia, and has finally arrived to Raffles City.

I was curious at all the Chinese-sounding dishes in this Japanese restaurant – like the Sichuan Mabo Tofu ($7.90), Ban Ban Chicken ($5.90), Hui Guo Ruo ($9.90) and Black Vinegar Fried Chicken ($9.90, $14.90 for set). That is because the gyoza specialist is also known for its Chuka Chinese-inspired dishes, so you can get the best of both worlds.

Like nearby neighbours Nam Nam Noodle Bar and Tiong Bahru Bakery, Osaka Ohsho has a long queue during lunchtime. (And you won’t miss the giant gyoza at the storefront.) Tables are aplenty, so the wait was not too long.

When you look at the prices on the menu, it’s little wonder why the attraction. $3.90 for six 1and $7.80 for twelve gyoza. That’s 65 cents per piece, way more affordable that some ramen shops selling them at least $5-6 for the same number.

I am a fan of different incarnations of dumplings, whether guotie, jiaozi or gyoza. But only when the skin is thin enough.

The verdict? The meat dumplings are delightfully pan-fried – loving its thinly crisp outer layer with skin freshly made daily with Japanese flour. The inner filling with pork and some cabbage and garlic, was slightly moist and could do with more juice. I like the bite-and-spurt like a xiao long bao feeling that it’s lacking. Know what I mean?

I finished all six single-handedly nevertheless.

Osaka Ohsho’s sets also come with three gyoza each, so you may want to portion it out or share with a friend. Unless nine gyoza is not a problem for you.

The table’s favourite was the intriguing Fuwatoro Tenshin Han ($9.90) which looks like omu-rice with mui-fan gravy. “Omu rice?” Waitress says, “No….. this softer.” Indeed the omelette blanketing over is quite fluffy, almost pillow-like with fluffy Koshihikari rice within. Definitely Osaka Ohsho’s star dish.

[Giveaway Ended] 2013 New Year Giveaway – Osaka Ohsho vouchers
Gyoza Specialist Osaka Ohsho Singapore will be giving 5 sets of $20 vouchers to 5 lucky Daniel’s Food Diary readers!

All you need to do is to
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Step 3: Leave a comment below to name the dishes you would order if you won the voucher.

Osaka Ohsho Singapore
#B1-75 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road Singapore 179103 (Raffles City MRT), Tel: +65 6338 5584
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:45pm

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114 COMMENTS

  1. Of course gyoza will be my top of my choice. Followed by Fuwatoro Tenshin Han which looks and feel like comfort food for rainy days:)

  2. I want to try the japanese version of hui guo ruo. And would also hope to try the black vinegar fried chicken and see whether hifumi’s or their version taste better

  3. If I won the vouchers, I would like to bring my family to try the Osaka Ohsho's set and additional Gyoza, love how crispy these are! And I'm a fan of gyoza too!

  4. Happy 2013! Liked and RT!

    I would definitely order the Black Vinegar Fried Chicken set because I really like the tangy taste of vinegar and the set is because I want to try the star product, Gyoza!

  5. Happy New Year!

    I would order the Gyoza (set of 12) as it is value for money in a restaurant setting. Some food centres already charge this amount, and there isn’t even any air-con sometimes!

    Liked & shared on FB!

  6. Liked, shared, and now commenting! 😀

    I would really like to try the Black Vinegar Fried Chicken set, it sounds very “heavy” and I like food as such! Hope to win to bring in a good new year!

  7. I would order the gyozas and the fuwatoro tenshin han as I’m a lover of dumplings of any type, whether Japanese or Chinese and I love omelettes too, and would want to try this new ‘type’ of omu lookalike 🙂 😛

  8. Great post! I am drooling over the pictures! I would definitely love to try the Osaka Ohsho’s star dish- Fuwatoro Tenshin Han and nicely pan-fried gyoza. Hope to win the voucher and satisfy my cravings soon! =)

  9. NO DOUBT THE GYOZA IS A MUST ORDER!!! Your photos already made it so mouthwatering! I would Love to try their Eggplant with Chicken in Miso sauce, or their Salmon Suki Yaki. ^^

  10. I would order their pan-fried Gyoza! I really hope they can open a few more outlets in Singapore since their Gyoza are so tasty!

  11. I will definitely order all their famous and intriguing dishes. I will love to try their gyoza, Ban Ban Chicken, Black Vinegar Fried Chicken and Fuwatoro Tenshin Han! I am a big Gyoza Fan!:):)

  12. OH.GOODNESS. I.LOVE.GYOZA! <3 <3!

    I would order:-
    1. Gyoza (like alot!)
    2. Fuwatoro Tenshin Han (Jap omelette).
    3. Ban Ban Chicken.

    (I'm drooling already.. :p)

  13. I will order the Fuwatoro Tenshin Han & lotsa of Meat Dumplings! And if the tummy space permits, I would definitely want to try the Chef Recommendation Dishes! :))

  14. Congrats to Audre MI, Ken Ho, Koreen Hong, SZ Li and Goh Xian Hui on winning 1 set of $20 vouchers from Gyoza Specialist Osaka Ohsho Singapore! Please email DanielFoodDiary@gmail.com with your name, contact and address. Arigatoo!

    For the rest who didn’t win, it’s okay – look out for more giveaways coming up on DanielFoodDiary.com !

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