Hello, Osaka Ohsho!
Celebrating its 3rd year anniversary, the joint marketed to offer the best gyoza in the world had something prepared for those who have insatiable desire for Japanese cuisine.
This time around, Osaka Ohsho turned Spanish and European flavors a bit more Asian (or Japanese to be more specific) with its Truffle Gyoza, Chori Gyoza and Japanese Paella.
The truffle gyoza was love at first bite as the burst of flavors after a mouthful was pure bliss. The succulent meat paired with truffle was so addicting that my portion disappeared within a minute.
But this was not the end of the restaurant’s innovative take in Japan-izing cuisines. It also made the crowd favorite nachos into something that would make you have a taste of Tokyo (or Osaka). Its Nori Nachos or deep fried battered seaweed sheets topped with gyoza meat, furikake, Japanese mayonnaise and bonito flakes would make you utter “Ola, Hai!” (Note: This dish could be a tad too oily so try not to go crazy with this dish especially for those with sensitive tummies.)
And to all matcha lovers out there, you might want to try Osaka Ohsho’s Matcha Butter Tonkatsu. You read it right, MATCHA TONKATSU. Your favorite breaded pork had a makeover and it was a bit Wicked inspired.
Just don’t expect a very strong matcha taste especially after munching on other flavorful dishes.
The Chicken Enokiyaki is your usual Chicken Teriyaki but made better with enoki! I loved this one as the tender chicken chunks were well complemented by the snap of enoki.
Another addition to the growing Osaka Ohsho menu is Black Pepper Gyudon perfect for those who are fond of spices.
My favorites though were Salmon Cheese Aburi and Gyoza Tantanmien.
The Salmon Cheese Aburi may not be photogenic but it was the dish that delighted my tastebuds the most. The salmon was moist and well complemented by the dry cheese bits on top.
I may be a bit biased with Gyoza Tantanmien though as I love noodles and anything with soup. Try to finish your bowl soon too as to enjoy the lovely contrast of the soft and crunchy noodles.
If you can’t decide on whether to go for Japanese, Spanish or Mexican for lunch or dinner, you might want to go to Osaka Ohsho to skip the decision making process.
Osaka Ohsho is located at 3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.