Off day Cooking - Gyoza (Japanese dumplings)

Today is my day off and I chose to spend it cooking~ so in the morning I got up early and left for the morning market, I went and bought Chinese cabbage, Long green onions. Went to Giant supermarket after that and got Gyoza wrappers, Sesame oil, Minced meat.

Got home and started preparing the ingredients.

3 - Chinese cabbage leafs
280g - Minced beef (I bought one tube of it in 400g from Giant, so saved the rest for fried rice.)
1 stalk - Long green onion
1 clove - Garlic (mine is pre-chopped)
1 tbsp - Sesame oil
1 tsp - Soy sauce
some black pepper
Gyoza wrappers - really depends on the size, mine was small so I made 30 gyoza(s) with these ingredients. =)



Since my garlic is bought pre-chopped, so I am not sure if this amount is one clove or not. It does look more than one clove, but if you love garlic as much as I do, this will do you no harm! XD


I used 3 Chinese cabbage leafs and cut them in half, make sure the leaf part has lesser of the stem part. 


My gyoza wrappers are small in size, if you manage to get bigger ones maybe you don't need to use all 30 pieces, or you can make the from scratch.


Can't eat beef? No worries! substitute it with chicken/pork/prawn/tofu/tempe

Here are the steps: 

Fill the pot with some water and bring to a boil, add the cabbage in stem first (the harder pieces) wait a few seconds then drop the leaf parts in. Boil for about 1 or 2 minutes.


Strain and use running water to cool it.


Chop them up to small pieces.


Add all other ingredients in with meat in a bowl
Cabbage, garlic, green onions, sesame oil, soy sauce and a dash of black pepper to taste.


Mix all together with your hand, if you want to use a spoon is okay too~


Mix till smooth


Put mixture in the middle of Gyoza wrapper


Wet one half of the circle with a little water, fold it in half


Gather the front side (only the front side, leave the back flat) of the edges to seal the wrapper properly


Line them up~ 


Fry them up, I used medium high heat, my gyoza got stuck to each other because the juice from the beef is seeping through.. I had a hard time separating them since I placed them so close to each other.


Fry till the bottom is brown (this is too much actually), lower the heat, then add a little water and close lid to simmer, after 2 minutes open the lid and let gyoza cook till water evaporates


Viola! you have home made gyozaaa~ The sauce is made with a little vinegar and a little soy sauce, you can add Chili oil. It's optional =)

I did not know that preparing, cooking and taking pictures would take up so much time.. Haha! But I had so much fun making them~ Who knows I may make them again for Bon Odori 2016?

This year's Bon Odori will be held on 23rd July 2016 in Stadium Panasonic Shah Alam. I'll leave a link "here" so you can go visit the Facebook event page to know more about it~

Happy making them gyoza~ they're really good~ you don't require chef skills to make these~


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16 comments:

  1. Damn woman!! you should eventually start your own cooking show! Everything is so detailed! <3

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    1. Haha, I wish... I'd have to get better kitchen equipment.. I do love cooking but I'm not sure if I am able to cook anything interesting or not. haha and don't even talk about the cleaning up~ XD

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  2. omg thank you for this recipe!i loveeeeeeeeee gyozaaa sooo much!!!

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    1. You are most welcome Cindy~ I love em too!!! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

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  3. Never thought of making gyoza at home! Everyone just loves gyoza right!

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    1. Who doesn't like gyoza? you can practically put anything in gyoza~ customize as you like! heheh!!

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  4. wow your gyozaaa looks so delicious! I'm drooling already haha

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    1. //passes tissues.. heheh~ thanks for the compliments~ Would love to share all good things with everyone~~

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  5. Wow... now everyone can make gyoza.... just read this blog... I am gonna go try make mine... thanks for the share...

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    1. You're most welcome~ do try it and customize it to your own liking~ share me the link if you post it up anywhere ya! ^_^

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  6. Gyoza is one of my favorite foods, will try out this recipe :)

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    1. Woohoo!! Do try it and let me know how it turned out~ would love to see pictures too!

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  7. yum yum. seems so nice and easy to make. next on my cook list. thanks for sharing.

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    1. it is very easy~ doesn't take too many ingredients, after you get the expansive items out of the way like vinegar/sesame oil/soy sauce then you're practically spending less than RM10-RM15 for the gyoza you make every time. Please do try it out~ would love to see pictures if you're planning on posting them~ Cheers!

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  8. OMG it looks so delicious! BTW where to get Gyoza wrapper?

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    1. Thank you~~ Gyoza wrappers can be bought at local supermarkets, even Giant has them. But do not get the Wanton wrappers by mistake ya~ because that will harden when you try to fry them. They're usually placed together with the "spring roll wrappers" in Giant Supermarket. You can try Cold Storage too!

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