Gyoza (pot stickers) is a popular dish in Osaka. In Osaka, there are tons of places to get your fix.
Two of the most popular are Osaka no Osho & Gyoza no Osho.
Their names are similar because the minds behind each entity are apparently related.
As I understand it, the original shop was called "Osho", the two brothers decided to go separate ways and created their own "osho".
Recently we checked out the huge Gyoza no Osho that is located in our neighborhood.
It is sort of a "fast food-family restaurant" kind of place.
This place was at least 3 or 4 times the size of other Osho shops I have been to.
They had a counter area for people dining alone, booths and tatami mat areas for family and large group dining.
I ordered the JSM (Just Size Menu) in Janglish (Japanese-English) this means that the menu is "tailored to just the size you want to eat". In this case, 2 or 3 entree items. Each order comes with 3 pieces of gyoza, rice and soup.
I went with the 2 item...kani-tama (egg cooked with crab covered with a thick ankake sauce) and karaage (fried chicken).
The karaage was very meaty and I liked the creaminess of the eggs.
Boy! this was filling.
Satoshi went with their kotteri (rich) set.
Everything on his tray definitely looked heavy and rich...it came with a ramen, donburi & fried chicken skins (plus 3 pieces of gyoza!)...eep!
Even though this was a great place for a quick lunch, I don't think we'll be here too often since everything on the menu is kinda high in calories.
Gyoza no Osho