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The Japanese Dumpling – Gyozas

Originating from Chinese “Jiaozi”, gyoza have become very popular, as one of the most consumed foods in Japan, along with sushi, ramen, and curry rice. They can be boiled, steamed, pan-fried or deep fried, and are usually served with a dipping sauce on the side. Served in a variety of places from ramen shops to trendy bars, gyoza can be eaten as an accompaniment to a meal, as an appetizer or even as a standalone meal.

The Origins

There is some debate about when and where gyoza originated. However, there seems to be evidence of dumpling fossils found in the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. It is believed that China was already cooking and eating dumplings around the same time, about 3000 BC.

The gyoza was first introduced to Japan in the early 1800s from mainland China. Yet, gyoza wasn't widely eaten in Japan until after World War II. Japanese soldiers, returning home after the war, missed eating the cheap and delicious Chinese street food. Soon, many restaurants started making their own seemingly new and uniquely Japanese version of gyoza.

How is Gyoza Served

Most of the time, gyoza operates as a side dish to the main course, or perhaps an appetizer.

Gyoza can be eaten with chopsticks and can be eaten in one bite.

One popular way to eat gyoza is with curry rice. Curry with rice is nice, but it's tastier when you eat with deep-fried gyozas to crispy perfection.The meal can be quite filling and incredibly delicious. It’s a simple combination of two amazing foods. More commonly than serving with rice, gyoza can be served on its own as a side dish. These dumplings can be eaten in a few bites, and they cover broad strokes of flavour.

What Makes Our Gyozas Special

Our half-moon-shaped, gyozas are a light dumpling made with a thin sheet of wheat flour dough and filled with chicken and vegetables. They are crunchy and addictive when deep fried, filling consists of minced chicken, cabbage, Chinese chives, garlic, ginger, and other seasonings. They are crispy on the outside, juicy from the inside. The finely minced filling ensures a well-incorporated mixture, resulting in a consistently delicious taste and a uniquely soft texture.

Gyozas are commonly eaten simply with a savoury and tangy dipping sauce, and a good gyoza sauce can take your dish to the next level. You must try our special flavourful Japanese wasabi citrus sauce that works great with our gyozas.

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