Saturday, June 11, 2011

Homemade Gyoza / Dumpling

I have a sudden craving for gyoza/ dumplings , after I saw Kathy of Small Kucing having some homemade ones.  And hers look so great that the craving became even stronger , and I told myself I must make some for our dinner on of these night . I saw this gyoza pastry sold at Tesco and bought some home. I wanted to try out and see how crispy can the dumpling be with a thicker skin instead of the wanton skin which is thin. And it was good ! Best taken straight after it cooled down .  It will be crispy for a short while so it is better to prepare it when you are ready to serve. 

The fillings for this dumplings are a combination of fish paste, mince meat, mince sea prawns , water chestnut, spring onions, shredded carrots ,  black fungus cut into fine strips , sesame oil, white pepper powder and some corn starch and some light soy sauce for taste.  Stirs it with a pair of chopstick till the mixture becomes sticky and heavy .  Wrap it with the gyoza pastry skin and you can either deep fried them or cook them together with your noodles.   I made a beautiful ginger balsamic dipping to go with the fried gyoza and it was great dip...perfect for these crispy gyoza.

Love this combination for the goyza filling ...flavorful and tasty

easy job once you have the fillings done 
just wrap them with the gyoza pastry skin

all lined up for frying......or in your noodle soup

this ginger balsamic dips goes well with the fried gyoza

fry these gyoza only when you are ready to serve them
or they turn soft fast..only the edges remains crispy

great as an appetizer or starter

ingredients for the dipping consists of :-  
balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and fine ginger strips

you can also cook them in your noodle soup if
you cant take the fried ones :) either way
it tastes good

Gyoza/ Dumpling Delights


gyoza pastry  - 15 pieces

gyoza fillings :-
100 gm mince meat
70 gm prawns - mince
70 gm fish paste - store bought
1/2 carrot - shred fine
3 pieces of wood ear fungus- cut into fine strips
3 tbsp of chopped spring onions
7 pieces of water chestnuts- cut into small dices
seasoning :-
1/2 tsp of sesame oil
a dash of white pepper powder
1 tbsp of light soy sauce
3/4 tbsp of corn starch


Mix all the gyoza fillings and seasoning together in a mixing bowl and continue to stir with a pair of chopstick till the mixture is heavy and sticky . Keep in the fridge till required.

Scoop a heap tbsp of the fillings on to a piece of gyoza pastry skin and fold over. Seal the edges by pressing the edges together and gently drop it into hot oil , 3 pieces at a time, under medium heat till both sides are brown and crispy.  Take out and place them on paper towel to absorb excess oil.  Serve with the ginger balsamic dipping.

Ginger Balsamic Dipping  ( prepare this 2 hours earlier )

a knob of ginger, slice and cut into fine strips
4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar - amount is variable
1 tbsp red wine vinegar - * optional
Preparation :

Combine the dipping ingredients together and let it rest for at least1 hours before serving.

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  1. wow GREAT looking dumplings! I love the one with noodles in soup!

  2. Can use wanton skin? Not the same leh...or at least, not our local version - the piansip. The skin is too thing and will not stand the steaming. Frying's ok, I would think.

  3. Crispy gyoza? Oh, my - I want some, too! These would make such a great appetizer. 8-)

  4. MMmmMMm They DO look good Elin! I like the look of both!
    Our Tesco in UK does not have such oriental delights of Goyza wrappers - must try them when I go to Oriental supermarket!

  5. Elin, these look good either way! Yummy! I haven't tried this filling before it does sound full of flavor. The balsamic dipping sauce...I have to try it!

  6. Looks great! I'm new to your blog, and am following! Check out my blog when you get a chance. Looking forward to more of your posts :)

  7. delicious dumplings! thks for sharing :)

  8. I want both, looks very delicious :D

  9. i wonder if this is the same as the fried sui kow that i usulaly have at the noodles shop cos i love them!

  10. too love the one in the soup..but WB preferred the fried ones :)

    Arthur....of course you can use the wanton skin but I find that too crispy and break easily..this is the gyoza pastry which is thicker and it kinda give the dumpling texture as you bite into it :)

    Tangled Noodle...yesss it makes the perfect appetizer especially with the ginger balsamic dips :))

    Lynne...haha they sure look good and appetizing esp with the special dips :) must try the dipping..I am sure you will love it !

    Juju...thanks for dropping by and I love your blog too. You have a great blog that benefits me..I can learn lots from you :) Me too look forward to more posts from you :) are welcome :)

    Anncoo..hahaha do try using the gyoza taste good in fried or in soup :)

    Lena...same I think except homecooked ones the filling are much better :)

  11. Mmmm....the dumplings look so delicious, esp the one in the last picture. I can eat a big bowl! :D


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