- October 08 2015
Enjoy a cheep and yummy Gyoza at "Gyoza no Fukuhou"! The popular restaurant in Shinjyukugyoen.
Today I’d like to introduce you a very popular Gyoza restaurant in Shinjyukugyoen, call “Gyoza no fukuhou”.
They provide many kinds of Gyoza dumpling and the price is quite reasonable. That’s why it’s very popular among not only Japanese but also among foreigners too.
Japanese Gyoza, where did they come from?
Gyoza is originated in China and it has a long history as it says, it has been eaten from Before Christ. Gyoza was introduced into Japan around 17th century at Edo period.
In China, boiled or steamed Gyoza is the most popular way to serve. But in Japan, pan-fried Gyoza is the most popular way to serve and make them crispy with adding a lot of garlic in it. Now, Gyoza became one of the people’s favorite foods in Japan. Typical way to eat Gyoza is to eat as a side dish of Ramen noodle.
Let’s go to the Gyoza restaurant “Gyoza no Fukuho” in Shinjyukugyoen!
This is the shop front of “Gyoza no Fukuho”. The picture was 10pm at night… and still it has a long line in front of the shop. Queuing for 30 minutes is quite normal during the lunch time and dinner time.
Fukuho literally means “shrouding a happiness”.
The restaurant is a bit small. There is a counter table as well. If you are planning to go with a group, then for sure, you’ll wait longer and it’ll be hard to get a seat together.
Unfortunately the menu is all in Japanese but seems there are some Chinese stuffs working, so if you understand Chinese, it’s possible to order in Chinese.
Please use our pictures on the article when you order the food!
Starting with a beer and salad!
If you are ordering Gyoza then beer matches perfect, this is how we eat in Japan. A medium size beer is ￥520.
This is a carrot salad. It’s a shredded carrot and deep fried little fish sprinkled on top.
The main dish Gyoza!
This is the Japanese style pan fried Gyoza! It’s ￥290 comes with six pieces and this portion is actually for two person, very reasonable price.
When you eat, you’ll use those spices and sauces.
From the left it’s soy sauce, vinegar and chili oil. Usually you’ll mix them with equal amount 1:1:1 but it’s totally up to you!
It’s so juicy inside!
If you like to make it hot then add more chili oil, or you can try a yellow mustard on the table. This mustard is quite strong, so make sure to add the right amount.
This is boiled Gyoza call Suigyoza. It’s also ￥290.
This is soup Gyoza. The soup is Chinese style and it’s my favorite.
You can add different flavor from the option menu to make your own Gyoza. It’s unique to “Gyoza no Fukushi”
A top left on the picture is Negishio (salted green onion), a top right is Yuzu kosyo (a yuzu flavored spice) sauce and the front is Daikon oroshi( grated Japanese radish). You can add them with ￥80 each.
First, let’s try Negishio. The green onion gives you a refreshing flavor and it goes really well with the sauce.
Next is Yuzu kosyo sauce! The rich flavor of yuzu lighten the oily Gyoza taste.
I personally like Daikon oroshi. Daikon oroshi often uses for Tempura or Tonkatsu to make the dish light as it’s quite oily if you eat them strait. So, I think this combination matches really well and I love it.
How to get to “Gyoza no Fukuhou”
You’ll find “Gyoza no Fukuhou” at Shinjyukugyoen. Get off the train at Shinjyukugyoenmae and get out the Shinjyukumon exit. It’s only two minutes walk from the station.
How was it?
To be honest with you, it’s not a luxury Gyoza restaurant but they serve a perfect delicious typical Gyoza which the way we Japanese like the most. The price is reasonable and you’ll never regret it.
Of course you can go for a lunch or dinner but why not just pop in for a paint and have some snacks with it when you feel like to relax after visiting Shinjukugyoen lol