The Best Kobe-style Miso Gyoza and Ramen

The city of Kobe is full of exoticism. It has long flourished as a port town, where Western culture has taken root. There are many delicious foods in Kobe. This time, we’d like to introduce you to Kobe’s original gyoza and ramen, a must-try! By the way, I am Jupiter Ishida, I traveled around all prefectures in Japan and love eating. Let’s get started!

Downtown Kobe at night time

Where is Kobe, How to Get to Kobe?

Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and is located in the Kansai region. It is a 30-minute train ride from Osaka and an hour from Kyoto. It takes about 3 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train. Sannomiya Station is the center of Kobe.

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It’s very easy to go to Osaka and Kyoto

What is the Kobe-style Gyoza

Gyoza is basically eaten with soy sauce and vinegar sauce, but in Kobe, it is eaten with a slightly spicy miso sauce. The original Gyoza-en was founded in 1951. The Miso Sauce was tried because it goes better with rice, and it was so well received that it continues to be served today.

This miso sauce really goes with Gyoza

HYOTAN(ひょうたん)at Sannomiya

Where can I try excellent miso-style gyoza in Kobe? I highly recommend Hyotan. Here is my favorite Gyoza restaurant. This popular restaurant was established in 1957. It now has six stores in Kobe. They only have Gyoza on the menu even though they don’t have rice which normally we find in gyoza restaurants. But there are long customer lines waiting for the gyoza. The original blend of red miso-based and moderately sized minced meat, etc., gives it an unforgettable taste when dipped in the one and only miso sauce.

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Hyotan
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Spicy sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and miso.
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400 YEN It is so affordable

How to eat miso-based gyoza?

First, with Hyotan’s special miso sauce. Second, mix vinegar and soy sauce (2:1). Next, mix vinegar and soy sauce (2:1). Finally, add raayu (Chinese chili oil) to taste. It is optional, you can add grated garlic.

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so nice

Kobe has also great restaurants.

Ramen- Daiichi-Asahi

When you drink beer whatever alcohol, you should visit Daiichi-Asahi. You can have great Kobe-style Ramen. it’s so nice!

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Daiichi-asahi
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Soy Sauce Chashu-ramen 820YEN

Japanese Curry Rice – SAVOY

If you like Japanese Curry, you have to go to Savoy in Kobe. This is the best Japanese Curry rice in Japan for sure. more info is written here. Best Japanese Curry restaurant in Kobe, Japan

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SAVOY’s curry

Gyoza in Kobe is Brilliant!

How do you like it? I always want to go to Toyama for fantastic sushi. One more thing, Sashimi-don is also famous for Toyama, so I will write another article about them. his post may be good for you, Top 10 you must visit in Japan. See you next time!

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