What food takes you back to your childhood? For Chewology owner Katie Liu-Sung, who learned to roll dumplings at age 3, the answer is gyoza.
It's no surprise, then, that her stand inside Lenexa Public Market specializes in the Japanese pan-fried dumplings, which are available in both classic and creative flavors.
To stick with the classics, go for the pork and cabbage variety made with green onion and ginger or the beef and kimchi stuffed with beef, kimchi and Korean chile for a punch of heat and tanginess. Liu-Sung also offers a few seasonal flavors; we like the savory-sweet combo in the honey-apricot-goat cheese with almonds; made with local honey, lime zest and green onions.
If you are looking to try more of the Chewology menu, the restaurant also offers a selection of bao (tofu and pork belly), rice (an ahi tuna sushi bowl and a braised pork belly rice) and a handful of flavorful noodle dishes.
Chewology is offering its menu for takeout, limited dine-in service and delivery through third-party delivery apps.
Chewology, located inside Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa, Kansas, chewologykc.com