New on the Menu: Osaka Ohsho’s New Gyoza Flavors
The world’s No. 1 gyoza is going the sinful and sweet route.
3/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, Mandaluyong City
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) In case you’ve gotten bored with your regular meat-filled gyoza, Osaka Ohsho has two other varieties: Nori and Cheese. You’d think that the deviance from tradition would end there, but the kitchen has come up with more innovation-using two tried-and-tested combinations.
Peanut Butter and Banana
The "world’s No. 1 gyoza" (and also SPOT.ph’s) has kept customers on their toes with their intriguing flavor combinations, and now they’re making sweet tooths tingle with their latest Peanut Butter and Banana potsticker (P190/six pieces, P380/12 pieces). The dessert dumpling, steamed then fried on one side for that balance of crisp and soft textures, is paired with vanilla ice cream: The hot-cold contrast is absolute perfection, but it’s the inside that makes it so dreamy. Crunchy Jif peanut butter and caramelized bananas work incredibly well together-no surprise there-and one bite will instantly give you that comforting feeling of eating a toasty peanut butter and banana sandwich with a tall glass of ice-cold milk.
Bacon and Cheese
There’s a different type of fulfillment in the Bacon and Cheese Gyoza (P190/six pieces, P380/12 pieces). Revel in the crispy honey-cured bacon bits and rich cheese-the flavor that just bursts in your mouth, and it's a wonderfully delicious surprise from a seemingly ordinary dumpling.
Mabo Tofu Fuwatoro Tenshin Han
Curry Cheese Tonkatsu Fuwatoro Tenshin Han
Ebi Tempura Fuwatoro Tenshin Han
Chicken Karaage Fuwatoro Tenshin Han
Osaka Ohsho is known for their gyoza, but the rest of their extensive menu is not exempted from innovation. Take, for example, the new set of Fuwatoro Tenshin Han dishes. Fluffy Koshihikari rice under a velvety omelette is the norm, but this time you can choose between four new variants: Mabo Tofu (P380), Curry Cheese Tonkatsu (P460), Ebi Tempura (P395), and Chicken Kaarage (P395)-each one different, yet equally delicious. If you're hankering for a little spice, go for Mabo Tofu. If you're a curry fanatic, you'll love the Curry Cheese Tonkatsu (pro tip: dip your Bacon and Cheese Gyoza in the curry sauce-it's fantastic!). If you like dishes with added texture, the Ebi Tempura is the one for you. If you prefer a hearty, uber savory dish, the Chicken Kaarage is more your scene.
It’s been nearly 10 months since Osaka Ohsho opened in SM Mega Fashion Hall, and the kitchen is always busy keeping customers #ohshoexcited. Really though, gyoza and fluffy eggs? We're in!