A few days ago, I stumbled upon a raving review of a new restaurant in town called Chao Chao Gyoza. Knowing that my husband is fond of gyoza, I shared with him the link. Today, we decided to try out the restaurant located at BGC.
Since I had buffet during lunch time, I was satisfied to just have gyoza dinner today. I did not realize that eating a lot of gyoza certainly makes me full too, hehehe! 😃
Tables at Chao Chao Gyoza were filled up! Not surprising because of the sudden influx of reviews on the internet. I wonder if a restaurant can stay this long considering the limited menu but I guess time can only tell. Anyhow, there was an inviting atmosphere in Chao Chao Gyoza. I also like the fast and warm customer service (no service fee BTW so I suggest to give a generous tip for your server).
There were only 4 pages in the menu and half of it is composed of gyoza! In the menu, Chao Chao Gyoza enumerated why their gyoza is a must try.
- Ratio of skin to stuffing is 2:8.
- their gyoza are handmade with carefully selected meat & veggies.
- their wrapper is made thin as possible as they can.
- excess oil in the gyoza is removed.
After reading the menu, we became more excited to sample their dishes. I wished that Chao Chao Gyoza would not disappoint as their dishes definitely didn’t look cheap.
Sauces are located at one side of the table. We can choose between Miso sauce and Soy-vinegar sauce. What Ken and I did is to mix the soy-vinegar sauce with a little bit of chili oil. It was delicious!
We ordered three gyoza dishes. First up, Chao Chao Gyoza’s specialty – Chao Chao Gyoza (PHP 180). One block consists of 8 bite-size pieces of pork-veggie gyoza. It honestly tasted good but I wasn’t wowed by it. I suggest that you take two bite-size pieces at a time as the meat and skin will break off if you try to stick with the 1/8 portion.
Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese Gyoza (PHP 250). This one is a must-try at Chao Chao Gyoza! I loved every bite of it and you can really taste the rich mozzarella cheese! If you’re fond of cheese and you enjoy rich flavors, I highly suggest you get this one. Among the three gyoza dishes we ordered, the chicken & mozzarella cheese gyoza turned out to be a winner!
So Chao Chao Gyoza’s slogan is There is happiness inside the Gyoza. With our order of Long Stick Gyoza with Crab and Shrimp (PHP 480), I expected exactly that. Why? Because I love crabs! Crabs is my favorite food of all time! I’m just glad that Chao Chao Gyoza didn’t disappoint. They used real crab meat (a big plus)! I hardly noticed the shrimp as I was too focused on the generous serving of crab meat, haha!
The one disappointment that I have is that Chao Chao Gyoza doesn’t serve free tea. I would expect that a Japanese restaurant would serve complimentary tea for their guests especially if the prices of their food are not cheap. Oh well. So we ordered Sprite in Can (PHP80) and Green Tea (PHP 100). Still can’t get over how expensive the Green Tea was.
Anyways, it was a good first experience at Chao Chao Gyoza. Since the restaurant is near the office, I might go back and try their non-gyoza dishes. If I get to do that, I’ll share with you guys again.
Chao Chao Gyoza
🏠 W City Center, 7th Avenue corner Lane Q, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines