The stooges and I are massive fans of Japanese food, in particular gyozas. When we heard that Chotto Motto are serving gyozas, we had to check it out. Located in Collingwood, just off the main road, there’s plenty of free parking around the area if you go to the side streets. Inside the restaurant, it was filled with cool retro decor including a vending machine to get your drinkies.
The cauliflower karaage was crunchy and had a nice char to it on the outside and the inside was cooked so well. We weren’t a huge fan of the Thai Basil Mayo though, it didn’t feel right with the cauliflower and it was very overpowering.
Cauliflower Karaage with Thai Basil Mayo – $9
The spicy kimchi miso pork was very kimchi tasting. There wasn’t a lot of oomph and the gyoza skin was quite thick. They weren’t exceptional but they weren’t bad either.
Spicy Kimchi Miso Pork Boiled in Crispy Chili Oil (10pc) – $16
Free range pork, kimchi, miso
The pan fried classic pork had a great crispiness on the bottom but again the gyoza skin was quite thick. The gyozas were juicy but the flavour wasn’t there yet. We felt like it was missing something.
Pan Fried Classic Pork (10pc) – $16
Free range pork, cabbage, garlic
Unfortunately the gyozas didn’t do it for us. We weren’t a huge fan of the seating arrangements either. We had a party of 3 and they placed sitting on one side of the table opposite a couple having a date which we thought was a tad strange. We found that the prices were quite expensive for what it was. Sorry Chotto Motto but I’ll be motto-ing my way along.