Gyozas, Japanese dumplings 餃子

  • Published on : 29/09/2019
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The delicious Japanese dumplings: gyozas

Gyoza is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, a country with a huge culinary culture. Gyoza is also already very present around the globe. But what do we really know about this little Japanese dumpling? Where does it come from, what is it and taste like? We will tell you all about this specialty to eat on the go, steamed, grilled, or fried.

The characteristics of Gyoza

Japanese dumpling is shaped like a half-moon. It differs from its Chinese counterpart in the texture of its dough and the seasoning of its stuffing: gyoza contains more garlic, and its dough is generally thinner and lighter. It can be grilled (yaki gyoza), boiled (sui gyoza), or fried (age gyoza).

Yaki gyoza is the most common type of cooking in Japan: dumplings are fried on one side in a pan, then drizzled with water and cornstarch before being covered for a few minutes. They are then hanetsuki gyoza, literally "winged gyoza ". These gyozas are then served with the grilled side facing up.

Hanetsuki Gyoza

Hanetsuki Gyoza ou littéralement "gyozas ailés".

Vivre le Japon

  • Harajuku Gyoza Lou

It is in the heart of the trendy district of Harajuku that you will find the kingdom of gyozas in the small restaurant Gyoza Lou. Here you can enjoy gyozas, steamed or grilled, with ease, leaning on the counter in front of the kitchens.

The ideal place to eat on the go at a reasonable cost at any time, since the restaurant is open every day from 11:30 am to 4:30 am, Except Sunday, until 10:30 pm.

Address: 6 Chome-2-4 Jingumae, Shibuya City, 150-0001 Tokyo


De délicieux gyozas


  • Champagne and Gyoza Bar

A slightly more chic address in the Akasaka district, which relies on the astonishing combination of gyoza and champagne. The gyozas are served there with several sauces, including soy sauce, pepper sauce, or even olives.

You can also taste mussels and sake there ... a restaurant recommended for discriminating taste - a mix of East and West on a plate!

Address: 3-14-1 Akasaka | Akasaka Continental IV 1F, Minato 107-0052 Tokyo

Champagne and Gyoza Bar

Au Champagne and Gyoza Bar

Champagne and Gyoza Bar

  • Gyoza no Fukuho Shinjuku

Our last address is in Shinjuku. Relaxed atmosphere in this pleasant establishment which serves gyozas at least by 6, washed down with a large mug of Japanese beer.

You can accompany your delicious gyozas (grilled, steamed, or fried) with various small dishes such as rice, grated carrots, minced meat, bean sprouts, cabbage, or tofu. The restaurant is also very inexpensive (290 yen, or $2.50/2€) for 6 gyozas.

Address: Shinjuku 2-8-6 | Kdx Shinjuku 286 Bldg 1F, Shinjuku 160-0022 Tokyo



Gyoza and rice

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