Yaki Gyoza: Japanese-Style Pan-Fried Dumplings


Yesterday I made yaki gyoza (Japanese-style pan-fried dumplings). I have made quite some varieties of dumplings in the past, simply because dumplings are one of my favourite foods. This time I used the recipe from Cooking With Dog, I am sure a lot of you are aware of this cute cooking channel in YouTube, if not you should definitely check it out...! It's my absolute favourite channel in YouTube and I have followed this channel since two years ago. I love the humour written at channel's header too "Cooking with Dog - It's not what you think" ;).

I have tried making gyoza in the past, but I never really knew how to pan-fry them correctly. Just look at my Chinese/Indonesian pan-fried dumplings. Do you see how ugly the bottom parts look ;)? Thanks to Cooking with Dog, now I know.

Yaki Gyoza

  • 120g Ground Pork
  • 100g Cabbage
  • 50g Onion
  • 50g Nira - Garlic Chives
  • 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • A pinch of Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sake
  • 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Potato Starch
  • 1 tsp Grated Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 25 Gyoza Skins
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Flour for dusting
Gyoza Dipping Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Black/White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • Chili oil or sesame oil

Happy with the result, my husband loves the gyoza too :)!

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  1. Yum, I just love fried dumplings! Love the way you shape them, the ones I make are flatter and less adorable...

  2. These look so good right now! Is it bad that I could eat the whole platter?

  3. Bravo!!!!C'est vraiment joli et très réussi.
    Ça doit être délicieux en plus.
    A très bientôt

  4. Love them! Although I make them Vegetarian :-)ciao

  5. PS
    these are my vegetarian gyoza, just in case you are interested (I know that you are not a vegetarian, but if you have a veggie guest for dinner... :-)

  6. Oh my dear you always working! and of course this look absolutely yummy, xx gloria

  7. Wow.... these look amazing, I want dumplings so much right now!

  8. They look perfect! I just love gyoza. Vegetable, too!

  9. Looks delicious! I just learned about Cooking with Dog from Kay (I think you know her). It's funny videoclips and I was amazed how fast the lady moves and cooks (very efficient). I'm not very good with watching videoclips for cooking (I get distracted) but it was fun to watch one clip. Anyway, your gyoza looks great! My kids love gyoza and they can eat all the time! I hide all sorts of veggies in there. Hehehee.

  10. these look really good, i'll chck it out and try them

  11. These gyoza look great! The addition of garlic chives must make it very tasty.

  12. My goodness...you did your gyoza so well! I've been planning to make gyoza for so long but I always end up buying the ready made ones from Costco. I'm so glad I found your recipe! I'm really excited to try it soon! :)

  13. OH, I. LOVE. THESE. Your husband is a blessed man, indeed!

  14. I like Gyoza too, but I'm lazy to make the skin. Can't find the ready made skin.

  15. Looks absolutely yummy! Lucky hubby! I would really love to have some of these!

  16. Oh ich liebe Gyoza. <3 Und das sieht so lecker aus q____q Jetzt hab ich Hunger! :3

    Ich habe dir übrigens einen Award verliehen. :D

  17. Once again, a pretty presentation and tempting gyozas.

  18. Gyoza is one of my favorite starter! Yours look fantastic!

  19. This is a beautiful dish. I could make this with chicken. Would love to see this on my table.

  20. Hi CG! I love yaki gyoza and this is one of the sure-will-order side-dish if we go to the Sushi Restaurant! :D
    Yes! Yes! That channel-Cooking with Dog is so cute and that's one of the channels I watched when I 1st started bento-ing. :)

  21. One of my favorite dishes of all time!!!! I'd eat the entire plate...that would be wrong wouldn't it???

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  22. I haven't made gyoza for such a long time... I usually make the Korean mandu dumplings (with meat and tofu). I have always found difficult the pan-frying too! Now I know where to look for the tips. Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love gyoza, I make it often, once you have the technique down it's so easy. I watch Cooking with Dog too, Francis' voice always makes me giggle.

  24. I love gyoza alot. I dipped them in vinegar coupled with fine ginger slices.

  25. Your Gyoza looks delicious. I love Gyoza too. Just wonder, can I substitute the sake with chinese cooking wine?

  26. I like to do the same thing when I make gyozas! Yours look beautiful! I also like watching Cooking with Dog, I need to make some this weekend and maby try a new recipe!