Hamamatsu takes gyoza dumpling crown again

posted on February 4, 2016

The coastal city of Hamamatsu in Honshu has been crowned Japan's number one gyoza dumpling centre for the second year in a row.

It beat arch-rival Utsunomiya in the sheer volume of the pork and cabbage dumplings consumed by households throughout 2015.

Despite missing out on the top spot, Utsunomiya is still considered an important place for gyoza and is the perfect destination for those wishing to try the delicacy.

There are around 80 restaurants in the city that specialise in the dumplings, making it one of the must-do activities for those travelling to this part of Japan.

An annual festival in honour of gyoza is held in Utsunomiya and will go ahead as usual in May, bringing together regional varieties of the dumpling from across the country.

Meanwhile, dumpling lovers from Hamamatsu celebrated their victory over the city that had dominated gyoza sales for 15 years up to 2010.

source by insidejapantours
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