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Japanese Gyozas

Japanese Gyozas

Gyozas are little, half moon shaped dumplings made out of a hot water, wheat flour pastry and stuffed with pork, chicken and vegetables. They are generally steamed before being crisped up in a pan and served with a dipping sauce. We think of Gyozas as being Japanese, in fact they actually originated in China but were adopted by the Japanese as they are soooooo good. 

We have three varieties of gyoza for you to try, Chicken & Vegetable, Pork and Vegetable. Each pack contains 30 dumplings. We have a short video on how to cook the gyoza with a recipe for a simple dipping sauce. The sharp tang of pickled kimchi served alongside would be a really great addition.

Serves 6 (5pcs per person)

Your choice of Gyoza

Ingredients for the dipping sauce
3tbsp Soy Sauce
3tbsp Mirin
1tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Garlic Clove, finely grated
1 Thumb-sized piece of Ginger, finely grated
1 Red Chilli, finely chopped

This couldn't be simpler. The gyoza are cooked straight from frozen so start by steaming them for 5 minutes - it's worth rubbing a little oil inside your steaming basket if you have a stainless steel one, just to stop them sticking.

Whilst they're in the steamer, you've easily enough time to whip up the quick dipping sauce. There are loads of variations on this sauce, I love the warmth you get from the ginger and chilli and the mirin provides a lovely sweetness. Simply combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk them together.

After 5 minutes, the gyoza would have plumped up a little. You can eat them straight from the steamer however, we really love them crisped up a little in a hot frying pan with a drizzle of oil for a couple of minutes on each side.

That's it, try not to devour them too quickly.



1 Response

Maria watt
Maria watt

April 26, 2021

I love making and eating dumplings but don’t always have the wrappers to hand. I decided to try the frozen gyoza as I have yet to perfect them from scratch! Needless to say I will never bother to try and make them again! They were so easy to cook. Instant food for unexpected guests!
I am also excited to see I can get the wrappers from the Somerset foodie now but I might try the frozen steamed dumplings first!

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