How to Prepare Japanese Gyoza

by Chiara Caso

Delicious meat dumplings japanese style


  • 200 Grams Flour 00
  • ½ Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 200 Grams Minced pork meat
  • 3 White cabbage leaves
  • 1 Spring onions
  • 1 Bunch Chive
  • 2 Teaspoons Grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice vinegar
  • 60 Milliliters Soy sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Put the flour, a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil in a large bowl

    Step 2

    Add half a cup of water

    Step 3

    Mix well until you have an elastic dough

    Step 4

    Let the dough rest for half an hour

    Step 5

    In the while prepare the sauce mixing soy sauce, half a cup of water, the sugar, rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon of ginger and cut chive. Let rest for one hour

    Step 6

    Make the filling: gather in a bowl the minced meat, chopped cabbage (previously boiled for 5 minutes), 1 chopped spring onion, salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp ginger, 1 spoon of soy sauce

    Step 7

    Mix well and the filling is ready

    Step 8

    Stretch the dough with a rolling pin, it should be very thin. Cut circles of 8 cm diameter, you can use a cup

    Step 9

    Using the gyoza mould prepare the dumplings putting 1 full tsp of filling in each gyoza

    Step 10

    At the end you should have 20-24 dumplings

    Step 11

    Put a spoon of oil in a large pan and accomodate the dumplings so they stand with the bottom on the pan. Cook till the bottom is gold

    Step 12

    Then add half a cup of water, cover with a lid and cook until they absorb all the water, it will take 10 minutes

    Step 13

    Let cook another 5 minutes till the gyoza are lightly browned

    Step 14

    Arrange the gyoza in a plate and cover them with a couple spoons of sauce

    Step 15

    Finally, enjoy!