We stumbled upon Gogyo during a stroll at Nishiki market. The top foodie choice in Kyoto voted by Tripadvisor. I was in luck! The heavy rain shoo-ed away hungry patrons. Apparently the queue is usually long on normal days.
We immediately got a nice spot to sit by the window facing an inner garden. It is also useful to know that the waiters speak a little bit of basic english.
We dashed right into ordering Gogyo’s trademark ramen. Cooked with burnt soy gravy.
Honest opinion, looking at it at first glance..the ramen did look rather unappetizing because of its black soup colour.
Taste wise took some getting used too as well. The burnt taste was rather pungent, the first few scoops really hit right to your cerebral. But after awhile, it morphed into deliciousness! This style of ramen cooking is definitely a first for me. Ill never find it in Malaysia.
The gyoza however… no words could describe how amazingly yummy it was. The size of each gyoza was actually small…about 3-4cm length. It may not look special in the picture, but it was definitely super duper special.
The skin was so soft it melted in your mouth the moment you put it in. The minced meat was super fine and tender that they melted along with the outer skin. Sniffs. It almost made me shed a tear eating it.
What else can you ask for? Seeing that your ramens are being cooked by dashing looking young japanese men all sweaty and spinning away the wok and pan behind the hot stove. 🙂