It cannot be overstated how much we love gyoza (dumplings). The only issue with this is that we cannot get them vegan anywhere around where we live. So what do a couple of gyoza lovers do? They make their own vegan gyoza!
Okay, this might not be the great epiphany we made it out to sound, but the idea actually first struck us yesterday when we stumbled across some delicious looking gyoza in an ad and were then devasted to find out they weren't plant based in any way. So the moment we got home from work, we headed into the "lab" (aka. our kitchen).
This was the end result. Perfect, colourful little parcels of gyoza, and (not to toot our own horn) the most glorious gyoza we have ever tried! No more will we have to stare wistfully at menus with gyoza we couldn't order. No more will we be mocked by commercials taunting us. No more will those savoury morsels evade our lips. No more! Anyway...
By now, you might be wondering what on earth is gyoza?
Without delving too much into definitions that we'll surely get wrong and annoy people with, we'll keep it simple. Gyoza is a type of Japanese dumpling. It's usually a flour-based wrapper (or skin) stuffed with a mixture of vegetables, meat, and spices, and it can either be pan-fried, boiled, or deep-fried (and there's probably a bunch of other methods we've never heard of).
Ingredients (makes approx. 82 gyoza):
Tip: If you have leftover filling, it makes for a great noodle recipe. Just boil some rice noodles and mix with the filling!
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