Partners can be extremely frustrating. I will be forever cursed to be the dreaded ‘I told you so’ spouse, because of the SO’s stubbornness.
As an example, when we first bought our bikes, the SO insisted he needed none of the trimmings (ie. a kickstand and backrack). As it turned out, he did need them and we had to go back to the bike store to purchase and get them installed.
It was a 30 minute wait for the bike, but the upside was we got to stroll over to Gyoza Bar Ann for a quick lunch. Jessalyn has been raving about Gyoza Bar Ann to me since last year, insisting I had to check it out next time I was out that way. So there we were.
Being located in Emporium, it could be difficult to describe where Gyoza Bar Ann is precisely. If you know where Wagamama and Guzman y Gomez is though, just round the corner behind Guzman y Gomez and you’ll find Gyoza Bar Ann‘s large wooden plaque and several alfresco tables.
I wasn’t terribly hungry, so the SO ordered a small selection we could share (ie. he ate 90% and I took 10%). My favorite dish was the Ebi-chan, not only for the solid crunch that allowed you to eat the little prawns whole, but presentation-wise, it was just too cute!
Gyoza Bar Ann‘s gyozas might not be as large as most conventional gyoza joints, but they are the bomb. Served with a splash of sauce done right at your table, these moist babies are the perfect mouthful of succulent porkiness wrapped in a silky and crispy shell. Even the bed of sliced onions on the hot plate soak up the flavour and soften to add another rich texture to the dish.
Oh, and the spicy gyoza is actually spicy. Not overly so for the chilli champion, but for those who are chilli lightweights, you will feel a burn.