Japanese GYOZA (Dumplings)


My mother's traditional recipe for Gyoza, Japanese dumplings. You can get the gyoza wrappers at Woolworths and Coles! The best way to learn how to make these is to watch the RECIPE VIDEO below!

My mother's traditional recipe for Gyoza, Japanese dumplings. You can get the gyoza wrappers at Woolworths and Coles! The best way to learn how to make these is to watch the RECIPE VIDEO below!

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 1 1/2 cups green cabbage, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt, separated
  • 1 lb / 500g ground pork (mince) (fattier the better)
  • 1 cup garlic chives, finely chopped (Note 1)
  • 1 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch / corn flour
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • GYOZA
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) - for tray
  • 40 - 45 round wonton (gyoza) wrappers (Gow Gee wrappers) - 1 1/2 packets (Note 2)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (or other cooking oil)
  • DIPPING SAUCE
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Chili oil (Rayu is Japanese chili oil)

Instructions

  1. Combine cabbage and 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl, then set aside for 20 minutes to allow the cabbage to wilt slightly.
  2. Place remaining Filling ingredients (including remaining 1/2 tsp salt) in a large bowl. Squeeze out any excess water from the cabbage and add to the bowl.
  3. Use your hands to mix the Filling.