Let’s be real, gyoza are the work of superior beings: soft but not, perfectly juicy but never slimey, and bursting with flavor, these little pockets poached or pan-fried are a total crow-pleaser. So it’s a good thing Brisbane bursting with top notch gyoza bars, ready to combat those cravings!
So grab those chopsticks folks, because we’ve rounded up where to find Brisbane’s best gyoza. Kanpai
At Harajuku Gyoza, dumplings reign supreme! A Aussie icon, these bright and kitsch eateries cook gyoza to perfection—think crispy on the bottom and steamed juicy on the top. The menu is izakaya-style—Japanese pub snacks to have with your warm Sake and cold beers— with menu favourites include their poached duck and grilled whole prawn gyoza. For sweet-tooths, they have dessert gyoza (hold us back!) stuffed with Nutella and banana or salted caramel. #yourewelcome
Moga Izakaya & Sushi
Moga in Rosalie dishes out some of the best Japanese eats in Brisbane. With wooden tables, vintage Japanese posters and a gleaming sushi train that snakes through the restaurant, this haunt is a must-visit. Moga serves a variety of steamy gyoza, with fillings of pork, chicken and vegetables and soaked in an insanely delicious sauce. Pair with Sake-inspired cocktails, or choose from a well-encompassing list of imported Japanese craft beers, spirits, and wine.
A sleek and modern eatery, Mizu in Teneriffe creates contemporary Japanese delicacies using fresh local produce. A hidden gem, Mizu is known for its authentic lunch and dinner offerings. Try their deep fried crispy vegetable gyoza, or order the fried octopus dumplings with okonomi sauce, mayonnaise and pickled ginger. If you’re keen to learn the art of gyoza making, then make sure you sign up for their regular cooking classes.
Gyoza Bar Ann
Whether you want them pan-fried, steamed or deep-fried, Gyoza Bar Ann celebrates the humble gyoza in true Japanese style. Try their specialty gyoza, served on a steaming hot plate (it’s really pretty impressive). Our pick is their spicy and their seafood gyoza, which are best washed down with a Sapporo or Asahi.
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