Gyoza are Japanese dumplings filled with moist and juicy ground pork and vegetables, steamed and pan-fried to crispy golden brown on the bottom.
Gyoza is a type of Japanese dumplings, with juicy meat filling inside of dumpling wrappers.
Originating from Chinese jiaozi dumplings, they have become a mainstay of Japanese recipes. It’s very popular in and outside of Japan.
In the United States, you can find them at Japanese restaurants and Asian-themed restaurants.
They are often served as an appetizer, or part of a combo meal or in a bento box.
There are four ways of preparing the bite-sized dumplings: steamed, boiled, pan-fried and deep-fried.
I love them pan-fried, or yaki-gyoza in Japanese.
They are pan-fried to crispy golden brown at the bottom and then steamed. Every bite is soft yet crispy in texture.
You can serve gyoza without any dipping sauce, but for the best flavors, serve with a Ponzu-based (citrus soy sauce) dipping sauce.
The sauce completes the taste of these dumplings.
You can add toasted sesame oil to the sauce, making it aromatic and fragrant.
Additionally, you can add some sliced ginger strips to the sauce for an extra kick.
Learn how to assemble or wrap the dumplings with the step-by-step picture guide above.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to the wrapping skill. If you are new to this, you may skip the pleats.
Technically, there is no difference between the two as a lot of Japanese foods originated from Chinese food.
The former is usually made from thinner, smaller, and more delicate wrappers. The filling is more finely textured.
Potstickers are also usually bigger in size.
Yes, you can make and freeze them up to 3 months in advance.
Place them in a plastic bag and freeze in the freezer. Thaw to room temperature before cooking.
This recipe is only 262 calories per serving. Gyoza dumplings are healthy to eat on a daily basis.
This meal is best served as an appetizer. For a wholesome Japanese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Amount Per Serving Calories 262Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 53mgSodium 604mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 16g