Bon Bon Tei(ボンボン亭) – Boiled Gyoza(水餃子)/Chinese Dumpling – Budget Restaurant, Ōme, Japan

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« I’d like to eat fine Boiled Gyoza/Chinese Dumpling. »
This shop owner tried a number of restaurants.
But, none of them pleased him.
In the end, he set up his own restaurant.
He had success in cooking ultimate Gyoza.
Smooth outside, chewy, tender and juicy inside on the tongue.

This restaurant serves 4 types of Soup Gyoza.

  • Curry Soup(Thai style with Coconut Flavor)
  • Tomato Soup(Italian style with Minestrone)
  • Szechuan Soup(Chinese style with Hot Sauce)
  • Egg & Wakame Seaweed Soup(Japanese sytle with Soy Sauce)

You can choose one staple food of these three: Pasta,
Sōmen and Rice Cereals.

This restaurant serves Yamame(山女)/Landlocked Salmon which has high season in May.


Magazine clipping about how to cook Boiled Gyoza by Fujio Akatsuka

Magazine clipping about how to cook Boiled Gyoza by Fujio Akatsuka

Fujio Akatsuka and Gyoza

Bon Bon Tei(ボンボン亭) and Shōwa Retro Goods Museum(昭和レトロ商品博物館) are in the same building next to Akatsuka Fujio Museum(赤塚富士夫博物館)Fujio Akatsuka, a popular manga artist, loved Gyoza, especially Boiled Gyoza. His fondness for Gyoza drived him to cook Gyoza by himself. To my surprize, he cooked 1,000 Gyoza at a time. BonBon Tei displays a booklet of magazine clippings which published Fujio Akatsuka‘s interviews about Gyoza. Here is one of intriguing articles.

In his opinion, men should cook men’s food by themselves.
Women don’t basically and absolutely have taste buds.
This is because lipsticks ruin taste buds. He saw instant noodles as the most terrible food.

According to his 1970s’ article, he mentioned it was decadence that instant noodles were popular among young people. At right that time, two giant hits instant noodles gave their first cries on the market: Nisshin Cup NoodlesMaru-chan Akai Kitsune Udon.

Real Gyoza is Boiled Gyoza. The best way to eat Gyoza is to dip it on light taste of mixed sauce with vinegar and soy sauce.Baked Gyoza is for leftovers.


My Opinion
This is a definitely budget restaurant. You can enjoy Soup Gyoza with 500 yen. Plus, the shop owner can speak English. Must-visit restaurant at Ōme. I’d like to revisit to have a fun with Yamame(山女)/Landlocked Salmon in MayIt’s little dark to read a book.

Taste                           : ***
Amount                     : **
Value                          : *****
Quickness                 : ***
Friendliness             : *****
Brightness                : **
Language                  : English
Recommendation  :  ***

Boiled Gyoza in Egg & Wakame Seaweed Soup

Boiled Gyoza in Egg & Wakame Seaweed Soup

Picture Menu(Lunch: 500yen)

  • Boiled Gyoza in Egg & Wakame Seaweed Soup(Right)
  • Rice Cereals(Left)
  • Zha cai(Center)

A staff recommends putting rice cereals into soup like Zosui(雑炊).


Official Site(Japanese)
http://www.bonbontei.jp/index.html
Open Hours
11:00AM – 9:00PM
Closed Mondays
Location
65 Sumie, Ōme, Tokyo
Access
8 minutes walk from Ōme station which is 80 minutes away from Tokyo station by train.

Train Route from Tokyo to Ōme

Train Route from Tokyo to Ōme

Map
Click Here: Bon Bon Tei on Google Map

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4 réponses à “Bon Bon Tei(ボンボン亭) – Boiled Gyoza(水餃子)/Chinese Dumpling – Budget Restaurant, Ōme, Japan

  1. I’m more used to eating the fried one. But yeah, boiled ones are er… smoother. It’s amazing how Japanese can distinguish different taste of Chinese dumpling. To me, they taste all the same. I don’t have Japanese tastebud, I guess. Fascinating facts and info. Very nice share.

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