Tucked away in a tiny covered pedestrian walkway just off the bustling Boulevard Montmarte in the 2nd, is Gyoza Bar. It’s a starkly modern space set among stamp and autograph collector shops and ornate bistros. After a 15 minute wait in line I had a seat at one of the 12 stools at the horseshoe shaped bar and a view of the cooking operation – simply 4 griddles onto which row after row of Japanese gyoza were placed. You choose either 8 gyoza or 12 and can order a bowl of steamed rice with it. Soon enough my platter of 12 pork gyoza, Desnoyer pork, if you please, simply seasoned with fresh ginger, chilies and spring onions, was presented. They were delightfully crusty on the outside, lovely and juicy on the inside, the pastry thin, the meat tasty. With the soy dipping sauce it really was the perfect meal.
Review by Sally Hurst
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address: 56 passage des Panoramas
phone: 014 4820 062
website: Gyoza Bar
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